[News] SF Resolution for Palestinian Human Rights: We need your support & testimony!

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Mon Jun 14 18:16:13 EDT 2010


Hi friends--

Please make calls to Supes today and also 
encourage others to make calls.  you can also 
send an email really easily by clicking the link 
below.  We are looking for people who can come at 
the following times to City Hall to support.  We 
all know that the pro-Palestinian movement is a 
diverse global movement, and we really hope to 
show that tomorrow to the Supervisors and everyone else.

I apologize for the mass nature of this 
email.  While we are looking for people who can 
support the whole day (12-6 or later), the most 
important times we need you there are:

12-1pm: Press Conference on the steps of City Hall
5pm onward: Public testimony (if you are planning 
on coming at that point, give me your name and i 
can fill out a comment card for you in advance.)

Thanks.  Towards justice--

Lily



SAN FRANCISCO SUPERVISORS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION IN 
SUPPORT OF HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PALESTINE


THIS IS AN HISTORIC VICTORY FOR OUR MOVEMENT

On June 9th, 2010, San Francisco City Supervisors 
John Avalos and Sophie Maxwell introduced a 
historic resolution for human rights condemning 
Israel’s attack aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, 
and calling for President Obama to work to end the siege on Gaza.



The introduction of this resolution is a victory 
for all those who support Palestinian human 
rights and who stand against injustice.



GO TO: 
<http://www.endtheblockade.org/>www.endtheblockade.org 
to quickly send one email to all Supervisors!





ON JUNE 15TH THE SUPERVISORS WILL CONSIDER THIS 
RESOLUTION AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT PASS.



If 800 people could join the Freedom Flotilla and 
risk their lives, we are asking you to take the 
following 4 simple actions to support:



1.    Email/Call the SF supervisors and tell them 
you support the resolution and you stand for 
human rights.  (suggested message and talking points below)



GO TO: 
<http://www.endtheblockade.org/>www.endtheblockade.org 
to quickly send one email to all Supervisors!



2.    Turn out to SF City Hall on Tuesday June 15th

We will need a presence there between 12noon and 
6pm.  Come for as long as you are able to be 
there.  Come for lunch then come back at 
night.  Come for 1 hour, or 6 hours, we need your presence and energy!

Enter through Polk Street side. Depending on 
timing, we will be either outside City Hall or near the main chambers.



3.    Make calls within your organizations, 
friends, and family to attend the June 15th 
hearing and to call and email supervisors.



4.    To be able to track our efforts, please 
confirm you’ve have done the following the 4 
tasks listed above, by emailing 
<mailto:sffreepalestine at gmail.com>sffreepalestine at gmail.com.



Thank these supervisors for their leadership in co-sponsoring!



Sample “thank you” call, email, or fax to 
Supervisors Avalos, Daly, and Maxwell:



(can be used as a script via telephone too):

Dear Supervisor _____________:

Thank you for speaking in support of civilians 
and the pursuit of human rights. Your principled 
stance gives us continued hope that as a country, 
and as a community, we will refuse to sit idly by 
and instead actively support justice and the rights of people everywhere.

Sincerely,

Name

SF District if Applicable



John Avalos: District 11 - Excelsior, 
Crocker-Amazon, Ingleside, Merced Heights, Ocean View, Balboa Park

(415) 554-6975 - Voice

(415) 554-6979 - Fax

<mailto:John.Avalos at sfgov.org>John.Avalos at sfgov.org



Chris Daly: District 6 - South of Market, 
Tenderloin, North Mission, South Beach & Treasure Island

(415) 554-7970 - Voice

(415) 554-7974 - Fax

<mailto:Chris.Daly at sfgov.org>Chris.Daly at sfgov.org



Sophie Maxwell: District 10 - Potrero Hill, 
Bayview-Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, 
Portola/Silver Terrace, Dogpatch, Little Hollywood, and Portola districts

(415) 554-7670 - Voice

(415) 554-7674 - Fax

<mailto:Sophie.Maxwell at sfgov.org>Sophie.Maxwell at sfgov.org



Urge these Supervisors to vote YES on Resolution: 
“Freedom Flotilla and Gaza Blockade”



Sample letter or phone script to Supervisors 
Chiu, Mar, Mirkarimi, Dufty, Chu, Elsbernd, Alioto-Pier:



Dear Supervisor____________,



My name is _________ and I am emailing you to 
express my support for the resolution condemning 
violence against civilians on the Gaza Freedom 
Flotilla, and to ask you to join a global 
movement for human rights and vote YES on this 
resolution.  As you know, the humanitarian crisis 
in Gaza is one of the worst in the world, and it 
is our responsibility as Americans to speak out 
against it, and support those who work to improve 
conditions for the civilian population.  I am 
appalled that the Israeli government responded to 
humanitarian aid workers by attacking in 
international waters and killing 9 of them and 
capturing nearly 800 including several Bay Area 
residents. I urge you to please take a stand and 
speak out against this violence.

Sincerely,

Name

SF District if Applicable



David Chiu - Board President: District 3 - North 
Beach, Chinatown, Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, 
Polk Street, Nob Hill, Union Square, Financial 
District, Barbary Coast and Fisherman's Wharf

(415) 554-7450 - Voice

(415) 554-7454 - Fax

<mailto:David.Chiu at sfgov.org>David.Chiu at sfgov.org



David Campos: District 9 - Mission, Bernal Heights and Portola neighborhoods

(415) 554-5144 - voice

(415) 554-6255 - fax

<mailto:David.Campos at sfgov.org>David.Campos at sfgov.org



Eric Mar: District 1 - Richmond

(415) 554-7410 - Voice

(415) 554-7415 - Fax

<mailto:Eric.L.Mar at sfgov.org>Eric.L.Mar at sfgov.org



Ross Mirkarimi: District 5 - Cole Valley, Lower 
Haight, Western Addition, Haight-Ashbury, parts of Inner Sunset

(415) 554-7630 - Voice

(415) 554-7634 - Fax

<mailto:Ross.Mirkarimi at sfgov.org>Ross.Mirkarimi at sfgov.org



Bevan Dufty: District 8 - Noe Valley, The Castro, 
Glen Park, Diamond Heights, Duboce Triangle, 
Dolores Park & San Jose / Guerrero, and Buena Vista Heights

(415) 554-6968 - Voice

(415) 554-6909 – Fax

<http://bevan%2Edufty@sfgov.org%20/>bevan.dufty at sfgov.org



Carmen Chu: District 4 - Sunset

Voice: (415) 554-7460

Fax: (415) 554-7432

<mailto:Carmen.Chu at sfgov.org>Carmen.Chu at sfgov.org



Sean Elsbernd: District 7 - Lake Merced, Twin 
Peaks, Diamond Heights, Outer Sunset

(415) 554-6516 - Voice

(415) 554-6546 - Fax

<mailto:Sean.Elsbernd at sfgov.org>Sean.Elsbernd at sfgov.org



Michela Alioto-Pier:  District 2 - Marina

(415) 554-7752 - Voice

(415) 554-7843 - Fax

<mailto:Michela.Alioto-Pier at sfgov.org>Michela.Alioto-Pier at sfgov.org



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