PDA Advisory Board members Reps. John Conyers, Keith Ellison, and Barbara Lee joined 3 congressional colleagues--Reps. Jim Moran, Hank Johnson, and Alan Lowenthal--calling upon President Obama and Secretary Kerry to "redouble" their efforts to urge Israeli and Palestinian leaders to reach a cease-fire agreement. The full text of their letter is below, and a signed PDF can be found here.
We oppose any Congressional military authorization and favor instead a forceful diplomacy based on a path to a cease-fire and power-sharing arrangements under international supervision. To those who claim that America's global credibility reputation is on the line, we say that we must act to save America from its recent reputation for engaging in unnecessary, unaffordable and unwinnable wars.
Rep. John Conyers (MI-13) Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL-20) Rep. Charles Rangel (NY-13)Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-02)Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-05)Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13)Rep. Janice Hahn (CA-44)Rep. William Macy Clay (MO-05)Rep. Jose Serrano (NY-15)Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX-18)Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09)Rep. Maxine Waters CA-43)Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05)Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)Rep. John Lewis (GA-05)Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37)Rep. Janice Schakowsky (IL-09)Rep. James McGovern (MA-02)Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-05)Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17)Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
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