UPDATE: Kamala Harris has announced she will not be attending AIPAC!

Senator Kamala Harris is running for president and she wants to be considered a progressive candidate. But for multiple years in a row, she has spoken at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference and in November 2017 she traveled to Israel and met with prime minister Netanyahu.

In her 2018 speech at AIPAC, Harris told a group of over 3,500 students that the historic Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights is what inspires her to work with pro-Israel advocates.

“The vast majority of people understand the importance of the State of Israel. Both in terms of its history and its present in terms of being a source of inspiration on so many issues,” she said calling Israel “one of the best friends we [America] could possibly have.” When asked what drives her to have such strong support for Israel, she answered by saying she had just returned from a commemoration in Selma and that the actions in 1965 of people marching “together hand in hand to fight for everyone’s civil rights” inspires her today to, “commit ourselves to building bridges. And that means building the coalition, and building the connection between all of us to fight together and that’s on the issue of Israel.”

Sorry Senator Harris — the march from Selma to Montgomery was about equality for all people while support for Israel is about maintaining a blatant system of apartheid that denies basic human rights, including the right to vote, to millions of people.

Tell Kamala Harris if she wants her 2020 presidential platform to be about equality and peace, she needs to reverse course immediately and support human rights, not Israeli apartheid. Prime minister Netanyahu, who will be speaking at AIPAC this year, has even gone so far as to form an alliance with the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish KKK) party.

Tell Senator Harris to cancel any talks she is scheduled to give at this year’s AIPAC conference and make a statement clarifying that she will not attend the March 24-26 conference as doing so is contradictory to the values of dignity, justice, and equality.

Dear Senator Kamala Harris,

You say your 2020 campaign for president is about hope, justice, respect, dignity, and
tolerance for all. But in past years you have shown support for AIPAC — an organization that demands unquestioned diplomatic support and ever increasing amounts of financial and military assistance for Israel — and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

As you are likely aware, Netanyahu recently formed an alliance with the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party, commonly known as the Jewish KKK. This action by Netanyahu was so appalling that almost every Jewish organization in America condemned it. AIPAC supported a statement in response by the American Jewish Council (AJC) calling the views of Otzma Yehudit “reprehensible" but they are is still having Netanyahu speak at their 2019 conference.

Numerous Jewish groups, including Americans for Peace Now, are calling on AIPAC to disinvite Netanyahu until he breaks with the Otzma Yehudit party. Whether or not Netanyahu changes course, and whether or not AIPAC disinvites him from the conference, as someone who opposes racism and violence, we ask you to refuse to attend the 2019 AIPAC conference.

On March 1, 2019, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a report stating that Israel may be guilty of war crimes in Gaza. presence March 30, 2018, and December 31, 2018, the Israeli military killed 189 mostly unarmed Palestinians, including children, journalists, medics, and disabled persons, and injured more than 9,000 others. The investigation found that targeting of children, journalists, medics, and disabled persons was intentional and, despite the fact that they posed no threat, they were shot.

Speaking at AIPAC’s 2019 conference would send a message that you support shielding Israel from accountability for war crimes and the ongoing system of military occupation and apartheid they impose on the Palestinian people. It would be in complete opposition to the values of equality, dignity, and peace that you say you want for America and its role in the world.

I look forward to a statement from you that you will refuse to attend AIPAC’s March 24-26, 2019 conference in Washington, DC.

Thank you.

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  • Peter Ehrhorn
    signed 2019-07-23 16:36:00 -0400
    I realize that you are not the only person supporting this government. But it is sad when Israel is the only country who can kill American citizens and get away with it. Remember Vietnam? How about Rachel who was only trying to stop Israel from destroying people"s homes?


    Just say no to Israel until they end their racism and acts of war!
  • Turn The Other Cheek. Patients Is A Virtue. Meek.
    signed 2019-07-23 14:50:31 -0400
  • Turn The Other Cheek. Patients Is A Virtue. Meek.
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-15 09:23:45 -0400
    I just told @KamalaHarris to #SkipAIPAC with @codepink. Being a #PresidentForPeace means opposing violence and racism — including Netanyahu’s alliance with the Jewish KKK & @aipac's support for occupation & apartheid — Will you join me? https://www.codepink.org/kamala_reject_aipac?recruiter_id=767336
  • Alexistori González
    signed 2019-07-15 09:23:30 -0400
  • Aglaia Ahmed
    signed 2019-07-13 21:27:30 -0400
  • Moneta Prince
    signed 2019-07-13 19:30:36 -0400
    I have admired you so much for your positions and your very talented abilities. BUT now I learn that you have been extreme in your opinion of what Israel is and what it has done to the Palestinian people – the People of the Land who have had their lives totally torn up by the determined greed of the Powers-that-Be, which now mean the most conservative, narrow minded Israelis. For the Palestinian people’s sake – and for the Isrealis’ morality – I hope you will reconsider. For now, I’m looking at other candidates. Ms Harris, I’ve been there and seen the suffering of the Palestinian people. GET OUT OF AIPAC support!
  • Turn The Other Cheek. Patients Is A Virtue. Meek.
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-12 07:41:39 -0400
    I just told @KamalaHarris to #SkipAIPAC with @codepink. Being a #PresidentForPeace means opposing violence and racism — including Netanyahu’s alliance with the Jewish KKK & @aipac's support for occupation & apartheid — Will you join me? https://www.codepink.org/kamala_reject_aipac?recruiter_id=767336
  • Megan Merati
    signed 2019-07-08 18:15:37 -0400
  • Ferdinand Berkhof
    signed 2019-07-02 11:45:39 -0400
    Boycott Apartheid Israel. #BDS

    Stop cozying up to AIPAC.

    Palestine is being robbed.

    Palestinian children are murdered by IDF.

    Free Palestine! 🇵🇸🇵🇸🇵🇸
  • gilda morkert
    signed 2019-06-28 12:39:29 -0400
    Please stop supporting this travesty.
  • Turn The Other Cheek. Patients Is A Virtue. Meek.
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-21 15:16:30 -0400
    I just told @KamalaHarris to #SkipAIPAC with @codepink. Being a #PresidentForPeace means opposing violence and racism — including Netanyahu’s alliance with the Jewish KKK & @aipac's support for occupation & apartheid — Will you join me? https://www.codepink.org/kamala_reject_aipac?recruiter_id=767336
  • Gabriel Lautaro
    signed 2019-06-20 20:52:49 -0400
  • Ann King
    signed 2019-06-14 19:52:59 -0400
  • james nordlund
    signed 2019-06-14 10:03:52 -0400
  • Roxy Harrington
    signed 2019-05-23 01:23:40 -0400
  • Ana Fisher
    signed 2019-05-15 16:08:30 -0400
    Dear Senator Harris —

    A sincere equal rights activist attending the AIPAC conference would speak out about AIPAC as a lobbying group that misinforms Americans about the Israeli government’s mistreatment of Palestinians in their struggle for rights against the self-proclaimed EuroJewish-nationalist state. Our Congress continues to arm this rogue state which has been criticized in the strongest terms by the UN more times than any other state. Congress ignores our own U.S. laws forbidding the sale of U.S. arms to those who use them to violate others’ rights. I am so disappointed by your support for Israeli apartheid, even as you stand up for racial justice at home. Where do you stand on global human rights?


    Please do not align your support for the government in Israel with any statement of support for civil rights!
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2019-05-11 00:06:21 -0400
  • Ramya Chellappa
    signed 2019-05-10 19:19:18 -0400
  • Prima Soho
    signed 2019-04-16 08:08:06 -0400
    Kamela Harris, you Judas goat.
  • Walter Heublein
    signed 2019-04-14 12:08:15 -0400
    TWO BIBLE SCRIPTURES THAT WARNS US NOT TO SUPPORT ISRAEL.

    ROMANS 2:28, 29 For you are not a true Jew because U have gone through the ceremony circumcision. No, a true Jew is ones whose heart is right with God, and true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law of; rather it is a change of heart produced by Gods spirit. And a person with a change of heart seeks praise from God, not from people.

    Murder is not a right heart. The Jews are killing Palestine’s.

    Scripture Facts why American lost It’s blessed for supporting Israel. These Jews in Israel through AIPAC swindling billions of our taxpaying dollars every year for the claimed state of Israel.

    AIPAC America Israel Public Affairs Committee is full of lies We do not need Israel to protect us. We have our own military. We have no business involved in conflicts these Jews are always starting with non-Jewish states.

    AIPAC is stealing over 3 billion dollars of Americans taxpayers money every year for Israel, and it must come to a stop. America is being punished by God for supporting Israel

    The Jews threw the first punch at Palestine in 1948 just after the United Nations give Israel the land. The Jews then stabbed Palestine in the back. The hearts of these murdering, swindling Jews in Israel is not right with God. God will give the true Jews the land in Gods time, not the Jews time. The Jews are killing people with American’s money, and we are being punished for it as written in bible scripture.


    2 CHRONICLES 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord.


    WAR CRIME ISRAEL DID On June the 8 1967 off the coast of Egypt Israel attacked the USS Liberty Navy Vessel using Israel jet fighters firing armored piercing bullets and Israel Navy torpedo boats during the Israel Arab 6 day war trying to make it look like Egypt attacked the USS Liberty Navy Vessel. Israel was hoping the United States would retaliate against Egypt thinking Egypt attacked the USS Liberty. WAR CRIME ISRAEL DID ROMANS 2:28, 29 For you are not a true Jew because U have gone through the ceremony circumcision. No, a true Jew is ones whose heart is right with God, and true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law of; rather it is a change of heart produced by Gods spirit. And a person with a change of heart seeks praise from God, not from people. Jews murdering people hearts not right with God. The United States is being punished for supporting Israel as said in 2 CHRONICLES 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord.
  • Brandon Artura
    signed 2019-04-10 23:00:43 -0400
  • Robert Daniels
    signed 2019-04-07 19:01:43 -0400
  • Scott Davis
    signed 2019-04-05 18:00:52 -0400
    I don’t support you for giving our money to Israel because they are using it to kill the indigennous Palestinians with it. No more money for Israel!
  • Rex Burnett
    signed 2019-04-05 14:16:05 -0400
    Stop enabling the apartheid state. You, of all people, should know better
  • Noel Sanborn
    signed 2019-04-05 02:05:56 -0400
    Noel Sanborn
  • dlfentress
    @dlfentress tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-05 00:23:20 -0400
    I just told @KamalaHarris to #SkipAIPAC with @codepink. Being a #PresidentForPeace means opposing violence and racism — including Netanyahu’s alliance with the Jewish KKK & @aipac's support for occupation & apartheid — Will you join me? https://www.codepink.org/kamala_reject_aipac?recruiter_id=24711
  • dlfentress
    signed 2019-04-05 00:23:10 -0400
    Kamila Harris;

    You should not attend the AIPAC Conference because you claim to be progressive. The conference stands for opposition to the rights of the Palestinian people. No one who expects to be considered progressive would not support the Palestinian people.
  • Debbie Campbell
    signed 2019-04-04 23:14:22 -0400
  • Rosa María Preparata
    signed 2019-04-04 22:52:04 -0400
  • Pat Vassilakidis
    signed 2019-04-04 16:00:15 -0400
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