Members of U.S. Congress Ask President Obama to End the Blockade of Gaza

Members of U.S. Congress Ask President Obama to End the Blockade of Gaza


Washington, D.C. | January 26, 2010 | http://www.adc.org | Last Thursday, 54 Members of the House of Representatives led by Congressman Ellison of Minnesota and Congressman McDermott from Washington State signed a letter to President Obama asking his Administration to lift the blockade on Gaza.  In the letter to President Obama, the 54 Members of Congress said “the unabated suffering of Gazan civilians highlights the urgency of reaching a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and we ask you to press for immediate relief for the citizens of Gaza as an urgent component of your broader Middle East Peace.”  Click here to read the full letter.

ADC President Mary Rose Oakar said “Now is the time to hold our elected Officials accountable to work for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East. These 54 Members should be recognized for their courage in attempting to bring an end to the unfair treatment of the Palestinian people.”

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) urges you to recognize and thank these 54 US House Representatives for exhibiting leadership by contacting them TODAY. Please see below for the list.



Name State Phone #
Raul Grijalva AZ (202) 225- 2435
Barbara Lee CA (202) 225- 2661
Bob Filner CA (202) 225- 8045
Diane Watson CA (202) 225- 7084  
Fortney Pete Stark CA (202) 225- 5065
George Miller CA (202) 225- 2095
Jackie Speier CA (202) 225- 3531
Lois Capps CA (202) 225- 3601
Loretta Sanchez CA (202) 225- 2965
Lynn Woolsey CA (202) 225- 5161
Michael M. Honda CA (202) 225- 2631
Sam Farr CA (202) 225- 2861
Jim Himes CT (202) 225- 5541
Bruce D. Braley IA (202) 225- 2911
Andre Carson IN (202) 225- 4011
John A. Yarmuth KY (202) 225- 5401
James P. McGovern MA (202) 225- 6101
John Tierney MA (202) 225- 8020
John W. Oliver MA (202) 225- 5335
Michael E Capuano MA (202) 225- 5111
Stephen F. Lynch MA (202) 225- 8273
William D. Delahunt MA (202) 225- 3111
Donna F. Edwards MD (202) 225- 8699
Elijah E. Cummings MD (202) 225- 4741
Carolyn C. Kilpatrick MI (202) 225- 2261
John Conyers MI (202) 225- 5126
John D. Dingell MI (202) 225- 4071  
Betty McCollum MN (202) 225- 6631
James L. Oberstar MN (202) 225- 6211
Keith Ellison MN (202) 225- 4755
David E. Price NC (202) 225- 1784
Bill Pascrell, Jr. NJ (202) 225- 5751
Donald M. Payne NJ (202) 225- 3436
Rush D. Holt NJ (202) 225- 5801
Eric Massa NY (202) 225- 3161
Maurice D. Hinchey NY (202) 225- 6335
Paul Tonko NY (202) 225- 5076
Yvette D. Clarke NY (202) 225- 6231
Marcy Kaptur OH (202) 225- 4146
Mary Jo Kilroy OH (202) 225- 2015
Earl Blumenauer OR (202) 225- 4811
Peter A. Defazio OR (202) 225- 6416
Chaka Fattah PA (202) 225- 4001
Joe Sestak PA (202) 225- 2011
Glenn C. Nye VA (202) 225- 4215
James P. Moran VA (202) 225- 4376
Peter Welch VT (202) 225- 4115
Adam Smith WA (202) 225- 8901
Brian Baird WA (202) 225- 3536
Jay Inslee WA (202) 225- 6311
Jim McDermott WA (202) 225- 3106
Gwen Moore WI (202) 225- 4572
Tammy Baldwin WI (202) 225- 2906
Nick J Rahall II WV (202) 225- 3452    


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UPDATE 1/27/2010

Send an email to your representative thanking them for signing the letter to President Obama to lift the blockade, or asking them why they did not sign.  The U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation has made this easy.


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