Action Alert

2009/02/23: Take Action: President Obama to Sanction Israel?


February 24, 2009

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress and deliver a "blueprint" for his FY2010 budget.


According to the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the United States and Israel in 2007 and made public by the US Campaign, the President is expected to request $2.775 billion in military aid to Israel in FY2010.

2009/02/19: WDC e-lert


In this update:
1. Federal court rules judges can join parties
2. Need grows for new judicial recusal rules
3. State bar endorses court reform
4. League of Women Voters forum delves into money and politics
5. Contributor database updated
6. WEAC alone in influencing state school chief race

2009/02/11: Is your Representative on the House Armed Services Committee?

February 12, the House Armed Services Committee is convening a hearing on 'U.S. Strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan: Balancing Interests and Resources'. This is a large committee with 60 Representatives from many states around the country. United For Peace and Justice urges you to take a few minutes to help us put pressure on the House Armed Services Committee to use this hearing to raise the hard question, and put on the table the most critical issues about these two wars!



In this update:
1. New web site focuses on threats to judicial independence, need for reform
2. Take Action: Add your voice to chorus calling for key reforms
3. More on state's faulty campaign finance reporting system

2009/02/02: Action Alert: Urge WI Senate and Governor to follow Assembly's lead


In this update:
1. Fundraising ban gets bipartisan approval in Assembly
2. Action Alert: Urge Senate and Governor to follow Assembly's lead
3. Interest groups to sit out Supreme Court race?
4. Best and worst legislators

2009/01/29: Please help CSN put pressure on Muriel Mining and the Colombian Government to respect the rights of the Colombian people

Over 630 indigenous people are camping outside of Colorado-based Muriel Mining Corporation facilities in Chocó (in northwestern Colombia) and calling for an end to mining on their ancestral lands.  The multinational company recently began carrying out exploration work in search of gold, copper and molybdenum deposits on the Careperro Mountain, which is considered a sacred site by surrounding Embera-Katío communities.

2009/01/28: Naomi Klein on "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel"

It's time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa. In July 2005 a huge coalition of Palestinian groups laid out plans to do just that. They called on "people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era." The campaign Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions—BDS for short—was born.

2009/01/22: UFPJ ALERT on troops - for Afghanistan

UFPJ Calls For Diplomacy and De-Escalation in Afghanistan

Last week, President Obama announced his decision to send 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, on the grounds that 'the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan demands urgent attention'. United For Peace and Justice strongly opposes this decision. We urge you to immediately call on President Obama to choose diplomacy, not escalation. We must let him know that a military solution is not the answer in Afghanistan. Call 202-456-1111 today!

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