As you’ve probably heard, democratic socialist Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been attacked lately because of her criticism of AIPAC in influencing the US government and of the Israeli government’s violation of human rights. Congress drafted a resolution on anti-Semitism as a response to her comments, originally scheduled to be voted on Wednesday.
The SF Berniecrats have began a letter writing campaign to condemn the attempts to smear one of the first Muslim woman in Congress as anti-Semitic, when her criticisms of AIPAC and the Israeli government’s policies are very far from an expression of hate towards the Jewish people. Because of the out-pour of support for Ilhan from different organizations and politicians on the left, the resolution is being postponed. That’s a victory for us, but it’s still going to be discussed, so we need to keep pressuring Congress!
Please sign the letter here if you haven’t already done so!
As AOC puts it, “we should actively check antisemitism, anti-blackness, homophobia, racism, and all other forms of bigotry. And the most productive end goal when we see it is to educate and heal.“