Positive “Dear Colleague” Letters
“Dear Colleague” letters are not official pieces of legislation, but are nevertheless important policy statements that Members of Congress make. Here is a positive “Dear Colleague” letters from the 115th Congress.
Supporting Palestinian Human Rights Defender Issa Amro
June 28, 2017
This letter, led by Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-2), calls on the United States to urge Israel to reconsider its politically-motivated charges against Issa Amro, who faces 18 counts in an Israeli military court for his nonviolent activism against Israeli settlements in the city of Hebron.
Read the full text of the letter here. Signed by the following 32 Members of Congress:
Karen Bass (CA-37), Don Beyer (VA-8), Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), André Carson (IN-7), John Conyers (MI-13), Danny Davis (IL-7), Peter DeFazio (OR-4), Keith Ellison (MN-5), Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3), Luis Gutiérrez (IL-4), Jared Huffman (CA-2), Pramila Jayapal (WA-7), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Hank Johnson (GA-4), Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Betty McCollum (MN-4), Jim McGovern (MA-2), Gwen Moore (WI-4), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-Delegate), Chellie Pingree (ME-1), Mark Pocan (WI-2), David Price (NC-4), Bobby Rush (IL-1), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Peter Welch (VT-At Large).