Why should you participate in Action Alerts?
Tell your members of Congress what’s important to you. Never forget, you are constituent and you have the power to hold your members of Congress accountable.
Be part of a movement of peace builders. CMEP keeps track of how many individuals from a particular district or state take action. During meetings with congressional offices we share with them how many of their constituents took action.
Current Action Alerts
Tell Congress: Jerusalem is a Final Status Issue!
President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his intention to begin preparations for moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital constitutes a grave threat to future peace. Stand with the people of the Holy Land – Jewish, Christian, and Muslim – in pursuit of lasting peace. Tell Congress that the occupation of East Jerusalem must end and remind your Members that Jerusalem is a final status issue and its boundaries must be determined within a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. >>Learn more and take action here
Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children
Congresswoman Betty McCollum has introduced legislation to promote the human rights of Palestinian children! Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) strongly endorses Rep. Betty McCollum’s Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. In order for the U.S. to play a constructive role in bringing about a comprehensive and sustainable end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we must ensure we are not supporting the continued trauma inflicted on Palestinian youth entangled in the Israeli military detention system. >>Learn more and take action here
Protect the Right to Nonviolent Protest. Defend Issa Amro.
Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro, faces trial before an Israeli military court on November 5 for his participation in the nonviolent Open Shuhada Street Campaign this past February. According to State Department’s annual report on human rights, Amro’s actions “were consistent with nonviolent civil disobedience,” but Israeli military courts convict in 99% of cases. Stand with Issa Amro and tell Congress to contact the State Department to ensure that he receives a fair trial! >>Learn more and take action HERE
Support Free Speech. Stop the Israel Anti-Boycott Act!
Support in Congress for the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S.720 and H.R.1697) is growing. You can stop this dangerous bill by contacting your members of Congress and telling them, “Protect free speech. Settlements do NOT equal Israel.” >>Learn more and take action here