Statements & Press

  • We Oppose Air Strikes. We Oppose War.

    September 16, 2019
    We oppose the air strikes that targeted oil fields in Saudi Arabia that have led to an increase of war-mongering rhetoric. A war with Iran would be catastrophic for communities across the globe and the possibility of an enduring peace in the region. The power to authorize war rests solely with the Congress. The primary stakeholders in any such action should be the people of the United States.

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  • Bolton's Lingering Legacy

    September 10, 2019
    Not only does Bolton’s evil precede his time in the White House, but this administration’s destabilizing role in the world will likely persist beyond his departure. We are not holding our breath to find out who will replace him. The policies Bolton worked to enact are the problem, and the majority of them were already in place.

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  • Netanyahu sacrifices democracy by banning Reps. Omar and Tlaib for political retribution

    August 15, 2019
    This move is a clear illustration of Israel's willingness to sacrifice its democratic values as part of an ongoing effort to silence critics of its occupation of Palestinian territories. Both congresswomen support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, so Netanyahu is effectively punishing them because of their beliefs.

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  • Take Legislative Action Against the 'Public Charge' Rule!

    August 12, 2019
    In their continued effort to target immigrant families, the Trump administration is moving to impose the 'Public Charge' rule, which would put a wealth test on who enters the country by weaponizing public benefits programs. There's still time to act before the rule goes into effect.

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  • Kashmir in Crisis

    August 7, 2019
    The Himalayan territory of Kashmir has long-been a source of dispute between India and Pakistan. Although the United Nations has maintained for decades that the political status of Kashmir be determined by the Kashmiri people, India has recently stripped these rights and enacted a police state, cutting off all means of communication to the region. We request congressional action.

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  • A Disguised Attack on Human Rights

    July 12, 2019
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's new Commission on Unalienable Rights is the latest break by the U.S. from the established international framework to guarantee universal human rights protections, and may come at the expense of vulnerable populations all over the world.

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  • Comments in Response to Proposed HUD Rule

    July 9, 2019
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposed rule changes would evict over 100,000 people in the midst of a national housing crisis. We urge HUD to immediately withdraw its current proposal, and dedicate its efforts to advancing policies that strengthen—rather than undermine.

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  • Terror plot against NY mosque foiled

    July 3, 2019
    Last week, 3 men and 1 minor were charged with an attempted attack on a New York Islamic Center. This is the second time that the community of Islamberg, NY was a target of violence. Plots like these are becoming more commonplace but the response and outrage from elected officials and news media remains abysmal. 

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  • 2020 Census: Democracy Wins

    June 27, 2019
    On June 26, 2019, the United States Supreme Court voted 5-4 against the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, for now. The Commerce Department and the Census Bureau should respect the Supreme Court’s decision and immediately proceed with preparations for a 2020 Census that does not include the citizenship question. 

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  • We had Mayor Garcetti clarify his statement about Jerusalem

    May 20, 2019
    We met with Mayor Garcetti to express our concerns over his blanket statement of approval of the embassy move without recognizing the plight of the Palestinian people or even recognizing the legitimacy of a Palestinian statehood. He recognized and understood our concerns and clarified his statement.

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