Tell Your Elected Officials: Oppose March 3rd Netanyahu Speech before Congress

Contact your Representative           Contact your Senators          Contact Speaker Boehner


Contact your Representative

You can reach your Representative toll free via the Capitol switchboard, at (877) 429-0678 (to confirm who your Representative is, click here).  Ask the switchboard operator to put you through to your Representative, and then tell the person who takes your call:

  • I am a constituent.
  • I am outraged at that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been invited to speak to a joint session of Congress on March 3.
  • This invitation is inappropriate, irresponsible, and needlessly divisive. 
  • It looks like Congressional meddling in Israeli elections – elections scheduled for just 2 weeks after the speech, and elections in which Netanyahu is a candidate.
  • It also looks like some in Congress are trying to exploit support for Israel in order to influence the fate of Iran nuclear negotiations, undermine the President, and manipulate Congress into supporting policies that could harm U.S. national security and national interests.
  • As a supporter of Israel, I oppose anyone in Congress using Israel, and Congressional support for Israel, in such a cynical, partisan way.   Israel should never be used as a partisan, wedge issue in Congress, nor do I want to see Congress meddling in Israel’s internal politics.
  • I urge Congressman/Congresswoman [xxxxx] to take a public position opposing this speech.  I urge her/him to call for the speech to be rescheduled so that Netanyahu – or whoever the next Israeli prime minister may be – can address Congress after the Israeli elections and after the debate between Congress and the White House over Iran negotiations and sanctions is over.
  • He/she can do so by signing the Ellison-Cohen-Waters letter that is circulating in the House at this time.  Or, she/he can issue their own statement or make a floor speech on the subject.  The important thing is to take a public stand.
  • Thank you.

When you are done, repeat this same process with your Senators


Contact your Senators

You can reach your Senators toll free via the Capitol switchboard, at (877) 429-0678 (to confirm who your Senators are, click here). Ask the switchboard operator to put you through to one of your Senators and then tell the person who takes your call:

  • I am a constituent.
  • I am outraged that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been invited to speak to a joint session of Congress on March 3.
  • This invitation is inappropriate, irresponsible, and needlessly divisive. 
  • It looks like Congressional meddling in Israeli elections – elections scheduled for just 2 weeks after the speech, and elections in which Netanyahu is a candidate.
  • It also looks like some in Congress are trying to exploit support for Israel in order to influence the fate of Iran nuclear negotiations, undermine the President, and manipulate Congress into supporting policies that could harm U.S. national security and national interests.
  • As a supporter of Israel, I oppose anyone in Congress using Israel, and Congressional support for Israel, in such a cynical, partisan way.   Israel should never be used as a partisan, wedge issue in Congress, nor do I want to see Congress meddling in Israel’s internal politics.
  • I urge Senator [xxxxx] to take a public position opposing this speech.  I urge her/him to call for the speech to be rescheduled so that Netanyahu – or whoever the next Israeli prime minister may be – can address Congress after the Israeli elections and after the debate between Congress and the White House over Iran negotiations and sanctions is over.
  • Thank you.

 

When you are done, repeat this same process with your other Senator.

When you are done, contact Speaker Boehner.

Contact Speaker Boehner


Contact Speaker Boehner

It is critical that Speaker Boehner understand that Americans everywhere object to his invitation for Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3.  Call Boehner’s office at (202) 225-0600 and tell the person who takes your call: 

  • As a supporter of Israel, I do not want to see Israel being used as a partisan, wedge issue by anyone in Congress, nor do I want to see Congress meddling in Israel’s internal politics.
  • I urge you to re-issue your invitation, making clear that Netanyahu, or whoever the next prime minister of Israel may be, will be welcome to address Congress at a future date – a date that comes after negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have concluded, and after elections in Israel are complete and a new government is formed.

 

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