Message to President Biden and Members of Congress:
I refuse to stand by and watch Palestinian and Israeli civilians pay the price for political failure. Humanity must be shown to those caught up in this violence and humanitarian catastrophe.
I am calling my elected leaders to use your power to seek a ceasefire and:
- Free all hostages being held captive by Hamas;
- Facilitate the delivery of lifesaving assistance, including food, medical supplies, fuel, and the resumption of electricity and internet to Gaza, in addition to safe passage of humanitarian and medical staff;
- Rescind orders by the Government of Israel for civilians to depart northern Gaza;
- Allow patients in critical condition to be medically evacuated for urgent care.
A path to peace and justice for all, that includes a fair future for both Palestinian and Israeli people, is the only way forward.
President Biden and Congress must help immediately de-escalate this dangerous situation; failing to do so will unwittingly place a U.S. seal of approval on the suffering that is sure to only deepen.