From: The US Campaign to End the Occupation <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 4:54 PM
Subject: US Campaign grows stronger with new leadership as Israeli Government, PLO resume negotiations [Occupation End Notes Volume 8; Nu
It's probably mere coincidence, but last week's announcement of the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations happened the day after we added key staff: Rob Mosrie, our new Executive Director, and Joshua Hough, our new Communications Director.
We are on a roll, growing the US Campaign and building a movement to end U.S. support for Israel's ongoing occupation of Palestinian land and apartheid rule over the Palestinian people.
There can be no peace without justice.
The US Campaign is excited to announce the two newest additions to our growing staff-- Rob Mosrie & Joshua Hough!
Joining us as Executive Director, Rob Mosrie is excited to shift his job description -- from bandaging wounds of conflict -- to stopping conflict altogether.
Joshua Hough is a fresh newcomer to DC, joining our staff as Comminications Director.
The US Campaign would also like to welcom our newest Steering Committee members: Andrew Kadi, Khalilah Sabra, Muslim American Society- Freedom Foundation; & Jim Haber, Jewish Voice for Peace!
We would also like to congratulate our re-elected Steering Committee members: Shakeel Syed, Islamic Shura Council & the ACLU of Southern California; and Judith LeBlanc!
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U.S. to Gaza, a US Campaign member group, recently held a New York Boat Event to bring The Audacity of Hope boat closer to taking off! From across the nation, many individuals sent in donations ranging from $5 to $10,000! People have sent individual pledges and others have pooled their resources to reach a higher sum. Every single contribution raised is valued, and with each dollar we get closer to launching the U.S. boat, The Audacityof Hope, when the next feedom flotilla sails.
To date, over $185,000 has been raised to launch the boat -- passing the halfway mark toward the $370,000 needed!
The next stage of the campaign is beginning and involves people throughout the national network hosting small or medium-scale local fundraising parties.
Adalah-NY, US Campaign Member Group
WRITE! for Justice, International Law, and Human Rights in Palestine, US Campaign Member Group
Institute for Middle East Understanding
... with an exclusive End the Occupation apron!
The US Campaign is excited to present our new End the Occupation t-shirts, coffee mugs, trucker caps, and more that you can now wear to show your support for the US Campaign and for human rights and justice.
Also make sure to check out our other great products, such as books and Palestinian-made olive oil, soap, couscous and more!
In an effort to better help our coalition members network and for us to better gauge the coalition's regional diversity, we have put together a map with our more than 325 coalition members represented by state. Don't see your group listed? Click here to join the US Campaign. Member groups, now that we're well into 2010, it's time to renew membership dues!
Click here to check if your group is in good standing with the US Campaign and find out how to pay dues.
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The US Campaign aims to change U.S. policies that sustain Israel's 43-year occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, and that deny equal rights for all.