Brave Enough to Make a Stand

Photo: Debra Ellis

“Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?”

Albert Camus

Six brave congressional representatives heeded Camus’ call.

Dennis Kucinich [OH-10], William Lacy Clay [MO-1], Sam Farr [CA-17], Bob Filner [CA-51], Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC at large], and Barbara Lee [CA-9] took a stand on June 24, 2011 by taking unprecedented action in congress.

Last month one lone Congressman, Dennis Kucinich [OH-10], wrote a letter to Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, expressing his concern for the safety of Americans aboard the U.S. ship The Audacity of Hope. He asked that she do everything in her power to work with the Israeli Government to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens. View Kucinich Letter to Clinton

This was noted as a historic act, being the first time members of Congress publicly expressed concern for the safety of U.S. citizens participating in the International Flotilla.

Congressman Kucinich requested all members of congress sign his June 24, 2011 letter. Shockingly, only six members of congress stepped up to the call to support nonviolent, civically engaged citizens, acting within international humanitarian and human rights law.

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Become a signatory on this letter of thanks and acknowledgment.

This letter will be sent to the six congress members who made a stand for U.S. citizens and global human rights. Note, a copy will also be sent to non-signing representatives.

Letter to Supporting Congress

This petition is now closed.

End date: Oct 01, 2011

Signatures collected: 317

Signature goal: 1000

317 signatures

Thank you for being one of the powerful!

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3 thoughts on “Brave Enough to Make a Stand”

  1. I’m sure that had you been a member of congress during the now famous “Freedom Riders” efforts to break the Jim Crow racist laws and culture of the American South you would have stood up proudly then as you have recently in support of the non-violent, peace Flotilla to Gaza. Then as now, our US leaders acting somewhere between cowardly timidity and open support for the immoral, illegal and racist Israeli siege of Gaza have deeply principled congresspersons like you to learn from.

    1. Dear Vince,

      We appreciate your engagement in this critical issue and thank you for your reply. We agree, peace with come.

      Friend of Cognitive Liberty
      Debra Ellis

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