From MoveOn Civic Action: “The recent violence against civilians by Hamas and the military response led by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has already killed over 3,300 Palestinians and 1,400 Israelis, and wounded thousands more, with hundreds of people held hostage and hundreds more missing.

If you’re heartbroken, you are not alone. We can hold space in our hearts to mourn these deaths, while also calling on U.S. policymakers to use their power to do everything they can to stop all further loss of innocent lives, no matter the identity.”

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri), joined by 14 morally courageous representatives,  has introduced the Ceasefire Now Resolution  (HR 786) urging President Biden to push for and facilitate a ceasefire and deescalation of the conflict and promptly send and facilitate the entry of humanitarian assistance into Gaza. 

 “War and retaliatory violence do not achieve accountability or justice; they only lead to more death and human suffering,” Bush added. “The United States bears a unique responsibility to exhaust every diplomatic tool at our disposal to prevent mass atrocities and save lives. We can’t bomb our way to peace, equality, and freedom. With thousands of lives lost and millions more at stake, we need a ceasefire now.”

Click here to sign the petition to demand that everything possible be done to stop all loss of innocent lives.  (petition from MoveOn Civic Action)