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March 16 National Day of Action for Rachel Corrie

March 16th, 2004

March 16, 2004 is the one year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie.  Rachel was a 23 year-old U.S. peace activist who was killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer while trying to prevent nonviolently the demolition of a Palestinian house in the Gaza Strip on March 16, 2003.

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is calling for a national day of action on March 16 to commemorate Rachel, the ideals for which she stood, and the policies that she protested.  For more information on Rachel, please see:
http://www.rachelcorrie.org.

What You Can Do on March 16:

1) Organize a vigil to remember Rachel Corrie and let us know about it.  You can post your event to our website at:
http://endtheoccupation.org/calendar_input.php.  When entering information, select "Rachel Corrie National Day of Action"  from the drop-down menu titled "select event type".

2) Fax, call, and/or email your Member of Congress and ask them to sign on as a cosponsor to H.Con.Res. 111, the Rachel Corrie Resolution.  This resolution calls upon the "United States government to undertake a full, fair, and expeditious investigation into the death of Rachel Corrie."  The full action alert can be found at:
http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=83

3) Get organizations to endorse a petition that the US Campaign will deliver to each Member of the House of Representatives on March 16 urging the House to take action on the Rachel Corrie Resolution.  Organizational endorsements must be received by Sunday, March 14 to be included in the petition delivered to the House of Representatives.  

Petition in Support of the Rachel Corrie Resolution (H.Con.Res. 111)

To endorse the petition, visit:
http://www.endtheoccupation.org/modinput.php?modin=50

One year has passed since Rachel Corrie, a 23 year-old American peace activist, was killed by an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) bulldozer while trying to prevent nonviolently the demolition of a Palestinian house in the Gaza Strip.

On the anniversary of her death, we ask you to cosponsor House Concurrent Resolution 111, the Rachel Corrie Resolution, and do everything within your power to facilitate the passage of this resolution.

H.Con.Res. 111 calls upon the "United States government to undertake a full, fair, and expeditious investigation into the death of Rachel Corrie."  This investigation is necessary because of contradictions between the results of an IDF investigation and eyewitness accounts of her death.

Rachel Corrie was an American citizen killed by a foreign army and a U.S. investigation is necessary to determine the circumstances of her death and ensure that this type of incident does not happen again.

It is important to pay our respects to those American citizens who died to protect the values that make our country great. Rachel Corrie died protecting the home of a family from being demolished by the army of a foreign military occupation. In so doing, Rachel was defending such American values as freedom, dignity, and the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


Signed by,

  1. Action Center for Justice, Charlotte, North Carolina
  2. Al-Awda DC-Washington, DC Area Chapter of the Palestine Right to Return Coalition
  3. Al-Awda, San Diego, California
  4. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Houston Chapter
  5. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Los Angeles & Orange County Chapter
  6. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC Area Chapter
  7. American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights
  8. American Friends Service Committee
  9. American Friends Service Committee, Iowa Office
  10. American Friends Service Committee, Southeast Region
  11. American Movement for Advancing Arab-American Matters
  12. American Muslim Society of the Tristate Area
  13. American Muslim Voice
  14. American Muslims for Jerusalem
  15. American Task Force on Palestine
  16. Americans Committed to Justice and Truth
  17. Americans for a Just Peace in the Middle East
  18. Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
  19. Arab American Community Center, Orlando, Florida
  20. Arab/Jewish Peace Alliance, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  21. Arab Student Association, Iowa State University
  22. Arab Women's Solidarity Association
  23. Association for One Democratic State for Palestine/Israel, Colorado Section
  24. Astarte Project, New York, New York
  25. Atlanta Palestine Solidarity
  26. Axiom Media Foundation, Ames, Iowa
  27. Be a Rally of One!, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  28. Black Voices for Peace
  29. Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights
  30. Boston to Palestine
  31. Brattleboro Area Peace & Justice Group, Brattleboro, Vermont
  32. Bubbes & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East
  33. Campus Democrats, Whittier Law School
  34. Catholic Peace Ministry, Des Moines, Iowa
  35. Center for Economic & Social Rights, Brooklyn, New York
  36. Center for Immigrant Families, New York, New York
  37. Center on Law and Human Rights, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  38. Chalice-Bridging Ministries, Seattle, Washington
  39. Citizens for Fair Legislation
  40. Citizens for Justice in the Middle East, Kansas City, Missouri
  41. Citizens for Peace in the Middle East, Valdosta, Georgia
  42. City of Santa Cruz, California
  43. Coalition for Free Thought in Media, St. Petersburg, Florida
  44. Coalition for Justice in Hawaiian Gardens & Jerusalem
  45. Coalition for Peace with Justice, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  46. Colorado Palestine Solidarity Campaign
  47. Columbus Campaign for Arms Control, Columbus, Ohio
  48. Committee for a Just Peace in Israel & Palestine, Oak Park, Illinois
  49. Committee for Justice in Palestine, Columbus, Ohio
  50. Committee for Palestinian Human Rights, Ohio University
  51. Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ohio
  52. Council on American-Islamic Relations, Southern California
  53. Council for the National Interest
  54. Des Moines Catholic Worker Movement, Des Moines, Iowa
  55. Diocese of Massachusetts, Middle East Peace Group
  56. Druid Hills United Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia
  57. Dubuque Peace & Justice, Dubuque, Iowa
  58. DuPage End the Occupation Coalition, DuPage County, Illinois
  59. Duval Greens Party, Jacksonville, Florida
  60. Earthbound Productions-Procession of the Species, Olympia, Washington
  61. Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Bishop's Committee for Justice & Peace for Israel/Palestine, Seattle, Washington
  62. Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Grace Church, Amherst, Massachusetts
  63. Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Nashville, Tennessee
  64. Evanston Mennonite Peace & Social Concerns Committee, Evanston, Illinois
  65. Every Church a Peace Church
  66. Fairbanks Coalition for Peace & Justice, Fairbanks, Alaska
  67. Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
  68. Fellowship of Reconciliation
  69. Florida Palestine Solidarity Network
  70. Friends of Sabeel-North America
  71. Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition, Atlanta, Georgia
  72. Global Campaign to Rebuild Palestinian Homes
  73. Global Exchange
  74. Good Word Da'wah Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
  75. Grand View College Center for the Exploration & Practice of Nonviolence, Des Moines, Iowa
  76. Green Party of Connecticut
  77. Green Party of Erie County, Pennsylvania
  78. Harris County Green Party, Houston, Texas
  79. Helena Peace Seekers, Helena, Montana
  80. Hilton Head for Peace, Hilton Head, South Carolina
  81. Honea Path Peacemongers, Honea Path, South Carolina
  82. Houston Coalition for Justice Not War
  83. Houston Peace Forum
  84. Institute for Policy Studies, New Internationalism Project
  85. Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, Washington, DC
  86. Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice-Middle East Task Force, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  87. International Solidarity Movement
  88. International Solidarity Movement, New Mexico
  89. International Solidarity Movement Support Group in Northern California
  90. International Trauma Treatment Program
  91. Iowa City Area National Organization of Women
  92. Iowa Green Party
  93. Iowans for a Free Palestine, Des Moines Chapter
  94. Iowans for Peace
  95. Jewish Voice for Peace
  96. Jewish Voices Against the Occupation, Seattle
  97. Jewish Witnesses for Peace & Friends, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  98. Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine
  99. Jews Against the Occupation, New York, New York
  100. Jews for a Just Peace, North Carolina
  101. Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel
  102. Johnson County Green Party, Iowa
  103. June 1st Peace & Justice Coalition, Evansville, Indiana
  104. Just Peace Contacts
  105. Just Us Productions, Olympia, Washington
  106. Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  107. Knights of the Socially Conscious, Perry, Michigan
  108. Koinonia Partners, Americus, Georgia
  109. Lafayette Area Peace Coalition, Lafayette, Indiana 
  110. Lafayette Committee for Israeli Palestinian Peace & Justice, Lafayette, Indiana
  111. Lifeline Network for Peace, Alexandria, Virginia
  112. Louisville Committee for Israeli/Palestinian States
  113. Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Madison, Wisconsin
  114. Marylanders for a Free Palestine & a Secure Israel
  115. Merrimack Valley People for Peace
  116. Methodist Federation for Social Action, Iowa Chapter
  117. Metro Atlanta Feminists in Action
  118. Michigan Peace Team
  119. Middle East Children's Alliance
  120. Middle East Crisis Committee
  121. Middle East Network of United Methodists
  122. Middle East Peace Forum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  123. Middle East Peace Now of Minnesota
  124. Middle East Peace Project, Sacramento, California
  125. Middle East Research & Information Project
  126. Mideast: Just Peace, Traverse City Area, Michigan
  127. Monterey County Citizens for Middle East Peace, California
  128. Monterey Peace & Justice Center, Monterey, California
  129. Montgomery County Peace Action, Maryland
  130. Muslim Women's Political Action Committee
  131. Muslimas for Peace
  132. Neighbors for Peace & Justice, Los Angeles, California
  133. Northwest Middle East Peace Forum
  134. Not in My Name
  135. Oberlin College Students for a Free Palestine
  136. Olympia Friends Meeting, Olympia, Washington
  137. Olympia Jews Against the Occupation, Olympia, Washington
  138. Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace
  139. Olympia Rafah Sister City Project, Olympia, Washington
  140. Olympia Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee
  141. Palestine Action, Union Square
  142. Palestine Affairs Council
  143. Palestine Aid Society of America
  144. Palestine Center
  145. Palestine Children's Welfare Fund
  146. Palestine Media Watch
  147. Palestine Solidarity Committee, Los Angeles, California
  148. Palestine Solidarity Committee, Seattle, Washington
  149. Palestinian American Congress
  150. Palestinian Rights Committee, Albany, New York
  151. Partners for Peace
  152. Pax Christi, Hilton Head, South Carolina
  153. Peace Action Wisconsin
  154. Peace & Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas
  155. Peace & Democracy Task Force, First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Diego, California
  156. Peace and Justice Foundation
  157. Peace Resource Center of San Diego
  158. People for Justice in Palestine, Iowa City, Iowa
  159. Peoria Area Peace Network, Peoria, Illinois
  160. Philadelphia Jewish Peace Network
  161. Philadelphia Working Group to Stop the Wall
  162. Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee
  163. Reno Anti-War Coalition, Reno, Nevada
  164. Resident Peaceniks, Tacoma, Washington
  165. Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz, California
  166. Rochester Committee for Middle East Peace, Rochester, New York
  167. Rock Hill Action to Organize Resistance, Winthrop University
  168. Salam Sudan Foundation
  169. San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice
  170. September 11 Action, Piedmont, California
  171. Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa
  172. Social Justice Committee, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Olympia, Washington
  173. Southern Peace Research & Education Center, Institute for Southern Studies 
  174. St. Louis Women in Black
  175. Stop the Arms Race Political Action Committee, Des Moines, Iowa
  176. Students for Justice in Palestine, American University
  177. Students for Justice in Palestine, George Washington University
  178. Students for Justice in Palestine, University of Maryland
  179. Students Working for an Educated, Accountable & Peaceful Society 
  180. Sullivan County Peace, New York
  181. Sullivan Peace and Justice, New York
  182. SUSTAIN-DC (Stop U.S. Tax-Funded Aid to Israel Now)
  183. SUSTAIN-Philadelphia (Stop U.S. Tax-Funded Aid to Israel Now)
  184. Thurston-Santo Tomás Sister County Association, Olympia, Washingon
  185. Tikkun
  186. Tikkun Community, Los Gatos, California Chapter
  187. Time for Peace, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  188. Trans-Arab Research Institute
  189. Union of Palestinian American Women
  190. Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
  191. United for Justice with Peace, Massachusetts
  192. United for Peace and Justice
  193. United for Peace and Justice, Irving, Texas
  194. United States Green Party
  195. University of Michigan-Dearborn, Arab Student Union
  196. University of Puget Sound Campus Green Party
  197. Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk
  198. US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
  199. Vashon Islanders for Peace, Vashon, Washington
  200. Veterans for Peace, Middle Tennessee, Chapter 89
  201. Veterans for Peace, Rachel Corrie Brigade
  202. Veterans for Peace, Savannah Area Chapter, Georgia (in formation)
  203. Veterans for Peace, Southeast Florida, Chapter 032
  204. Wespac Foundation
  205. West Marin Alliance for Peace & Justice, California
  206. Western New York Peace Center
  207. White Dog Cafe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  208. Wisdom Fund
  209. Women in Black, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  210. Women in Black, Lawrence, Kansas
  211. Women in Black, Union Square, New York, New York
  212. Women's International League for Peace & Freedom
  213. Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Monterey, California