About Us

About Us

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is a national coalition of hundreds of groups working to advocate for Palestinian rights and a shift in US policy. Founded in 2001 as the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, USCPR has been a leading player in the movement for Palestinian rights in the United States. The coalition is bound by commonly shared principles on Palestine solidarity as well as our anti-racism principles.

Our Mission

As part of a global movement in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we work to stop US support for Israel until it ends its denial of Palestinian rights.

Our Vision

Freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people in a world without racism and oppression.

Our Values

SOLIDARITY. Our work is impelled by a call for international solidarity and action by the Palestinian people; their voices are centered in our work and the demands of Palestinian civil society guide our priorities. The principle of solidarity also guides our relationships with other struggles for justice.

COLLECTIVE LIBERATION. We undertake our work for freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people with the understanding that all forms of oppression are interconnected and that none can be fought in isolation.

LEADERSHIP. We lead by example, embodying our values, amplifying the work of our partners, and cultivating the leadership of people at the margins in the U.S.-based solidarity movement, to make the change we believe is possible.

ACCOUNTABILITY. We are dedicated to our mission and fulfilling it in a manner that is transparent, fulfills our commitments to our partners, and is grounded in the lived experiences of Palestinian and other marginalized communities. 

INTEGRITY. We maintain an unwavering commitment to fulfilling our mission in an ethical and principled manner. We stand up for what is right even— and especially—when it’s not easy.

USCPR Common Principles

All members of the coalition hold these principles in common:

  • We support a just and lasting peace for Palestinians and Israelis based on human rights, international law, equality, and relevant UN resolutions.
  • We oppose US military, diplomatic, financial, corporate, and all other forms of support for Israel’s occupation and apartheid policies toward Palestinians.
  • We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle to achieve freedom from Israeli military occupation, justice for refugees through the implementation of their right of return, full equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the right to self-determination.
  • We stand opposed to Islamophobia, antisemitism, all forms of racism, and any other expressions of bigotry directed at any person or group. We also reject the charge of antisemitism when it is used spuriously to silence legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies and practices.

USCPR Anti-Racism Principles

Our coalition stands opposed to all forms of racism and any other expressions of bigotry directed at any person or group.

We stand against Zionism as a political system that privileges the rights of Jews over the rights of others. We also reject the charge of antisemitism when it is used spuriously to silence legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies and practices.

As the USCPR coalition works to end actions and transform oppressive structures that sustain injustice in Palestine/Israel, we must also ensure that our actions and the actions of those within our organization and coalition do not serve to support or perpetuate other racist or bigoted behaviors, practices, and structures.