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To: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard should co-sponsor Betty McCollum's bill, H.R.2407 - Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.
Why is this important?
Tulsi has criticized Israeli human rights abuses such as the use of live ammunition against unarmed protesters, and supported the U.N. Security Council Resolution condemning the expansion of Israeli settlements. She also publicly defended Rep.Ilhan Omar against charges of anti-semitism. We thank her for all those actions;
Tulsi's grass roots supporters have largely accepted her explanation of her vote for HRes246, even though many disagree with her sincere belief that it threatens or is intended to threaten the two state solution;
Tulsi has cosponsored HRes496 clarifying that attempts by government to impede boycotts are violations of the 1st amendment, though that language should have been written into HRes246 to begin with;
"SEC. 2. Findings" of H.R.2407 explains in great detail why the bill is necessary and provides documentation from organizations such as Human Rights Watch, an Israeli human rights organization (B’Tselem), UNICEF and even the US Department of State;
Rep. McCollum's bill provides an appropriate vehicle for Tulsi to demonstrate her commitment to fundamental human rights for all people worldwide.