Lobby Day 2016

Constituents of Rep. Don Beyer participating in the US Campaign's lobby day.
Constituents of Rep. Don Beyer participating in the US Campaign's lobby day.

As part of our 15th Annual National Conference in October 2016, more than 50 citizen lobbyists held dozens of meetings with the offices of their Members of Congress to advocate for Palestinian rights.

We discussed making US opposition to Israeli settlements more effective, and our opposition to the Combating BDS Act and additional weapons for Israel.

Read our policy memorandum on Israeli settlements and our talking points on the Combating BDS Act and weapons to Israel.

We also organized a Capitol Hill lobby day briefing on Israeli Settlements: Their Impact on Palestinians Living Under Israeli Military Occupation, featuring Issa Amro, Youth Against Settlements; Nur Arafeh, Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network; and Aseil Abu-Baker, Al-Haq.

WHEN: Monday, October 17, 2016, 9:00-10:30 AM
WHERE: United Methodist Building, Conference Room 1 & 2,
100 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002

For the previous fifty years, the United States has opposed Israel’s construction of settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory. Despite this opposition, Israel has continued building settlements, threatening the prospects of a two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

Hear from leading Palestinian human rights organizations, activists, and analysts about how settlements impact Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation.

At this briefing, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights will also be presenting a policy memo on steps that Congress and the Executive Branch can take to make US opposition to Israeli settlements more effective. Copies of the policy memo will be available at the briefing.

Members of Congress, Congressional staff, Executive Branch employees, the media, and the general public are invited to attend this briefing.

Watch and share the video of our Capitol Hill briefing.