CAIR ACTION ALERT – CALL CONGRESS TO ‘NOT SIGN’ Petition to Force Vote on $14B Gaza Genocide Package

CAIR ACTION ALERT – CALL CONGRESS TO ‘NOT SIGN’ Petition to Force Vote on $14B Gaza Genocide Package

CAIR urges all Americans who condemn Israel’s genocide in Gaza to promptly contact Democratic members of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives who haven’t yet endorsed the Democratic discharge petition. This petition aims to push for a vote on the $14 billion military aid package to Israel.

Over the last 48 hours, 177 Democrats have endorsed the discharge petition, which CAIR and other pro-Palestinian human rights groups oppose. With Democrats occupying 213 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, there’s a chance dissatisfied Republicans may join forces with Democrats to reach the required 218 votes, enabling the initiation of a procedural discharge petition and bypassing Speaker Johnson’s block. Speaker Mike Johnson’s refusal to accept the Senate’s aid package instigated this action, which threatens to evade accountability and exacerbate the Gaza crisis. As of 12:00 PM Eastern Time, the listed Democratic House members have yet to endorse the Democratic discharge petition and have not publicly indicated their stance. CAIR encourages all Americans to contact these congressional offices using the provided script, urging them not to sign the petition.

California (CA):

  • Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA): Phone: (202) 225-2661
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA): Phone: (202) 225-6235
  • Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA): Phone: (202) 225-4540
  • Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): Phone: (202) 225-5611
  • Rep. Kevin Mullin (D-CA): Phone: (202) 225-3531
  • Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA): Phone: (202) 225-2631

Florida (FL):

  • Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL): Phone: 202-225-9890

Illinois (IL):

  • Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL): Phone: (202) 225-5006
  • Rep. Delia Ramirez (D-IL): Phone: (202) 225-5701
  • Rep. Jesús ‘Chuy’ García (D-IL): Phone: (202) 225-8203

Kansas (KS):

  • Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS): Phone: (202) 225-2865

Maine (ME):

  • Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME): Phone (202) 225-6116
  • Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME): Phone: (202) 225-6306

Massachusetts (MA):

  • Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA): Phone (202) 225-5111

Michigan (MI):

  • Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI): Phone: (202) 225-4071

Minnesota (MN):

  • Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN): Phone: (202) 225-2871

Missouri (MO):

  • Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO): Phone: (202) 225-2406

New Jersey (NJ):

  • Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ): Phone: (202) 225-4765
  • Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ): Phone: (202) 225-3436

New York (NY):

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY): Phone: 202-225-3965
  • Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-NY): Phone: (202) 225-2176
  • Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY): Phone: (202) 225-2361

Pennsylvania (PA):

  • Rep. Summer Lee (D-PA): Phone: (202) 225-2135

Texas (TX):

  • Rep. Greg Casar (D-TX): Phone: (202) 225-5645
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX): Phone 202-225-3236
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX): Phone: (202) 225-4865
  • Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX): Phone: (202) 225-4831

Wisconsin (WI):

  • Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI): Phone: (202) 225-2906
  • Rep. Mary Sattler Peltola (D-WI): Phone: (202) 225-5765

Sample Script:

My name is [Your Name], and I’m reaching out as a deeply concerned constituent. I implore [Congressperson’s Name] to “NOT SIGN” onto the Democratic discharge petition for the $14 billion military aid package to Israel.

At a time when the Israeli government openly dismisses the United States, starves the population of Gaza, and threatens escalation by invading Rafah, we should not be handing over $14 billion in aid.

I am particularly disturbed by the allocation of American funds for weaponry to the Israeli government without human rights conditions. Our nation must cease funding the Netanyahu government’s genocide in Gaza, which has resulted in the deaths of over 31,000 Palestinians, left 73,000 wounded, and caused widespread starvation.

Signing onto this discharge petition will inevitably result in further civilian casualties and exacerbate an already dire situation.

Once more, I urge [Congressperson’s Name] to oppose this genocidal aid package, abstain from endorsing the discharge petition, and prioritize the preservation of Palestinian lives.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.