Please phone and email your senators again today to vote no on Senate bill S.1!
Yesterday the Senate voted 74-19 to move the bill to a quick vote. Today will be the Senate vote! They are debating it right now!
(If it is passed, the legislation will then also have to be passed by the House of Representatives, which already has a companion bill, H.R. 336, before it.)
This composite bill, the first Senate bill of 2019, would give Israel billions of dollars and would work, in its own words, to "combat BDS." The fraudulent title is "Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019."
Since most Americans feel that we already give Israel too much money, they are outraged when they learn that this bill will finalize a $38 billion package to Israel. This is the largest military aid package in U.S. history and goes beyond the Obama nonbinding agreement in many regards – see this analysis.
Thanks to you, If Americans Knew was able to raise the alarm early! We've been leading the opposition to this legislation since we first exposed it last summer.
For months almost no other organizations were telling their members about it, but because of your wonderful support, we were able to raise the alarm early, publishing over 20 articles and action alerts about the legislation and the media cover up on it.
Without the work you support, the bill might have sneaked through with almost no public awareness and opposition.
Even if it passes, we are showing them that we are paying attention and that we oppose support for Israel's violence against Palestinians (see Kathryn Shihadah's latest powerful report).
Thank you for the tax-deductible donations that make our work possible!!
– Alison Weir
Contact your senators today: Tell them to vote NO on S.1!
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