To my representatives in Washington,
While AIPAC is often seen as a prominent lobby group, you should know that they do not speak for me, my community or my values.
Not when it comes to supporting extreme, anti-democratic and anti-LGBT candidates who refused to recognize the legitimacy of our election. Not when it comes to enabling the right-wing settlement movement and imperiling Israel’s future. Not when it comes to their indifference to Palestinian rights, freedoms and self-determination. And not when it comes to their efforts to thwart the Iran deal.
The overwhelming majority of Democratic voters, Jewish voters and pro-Israel voters want our leaders to protect democracy at home and abroad, to champion diplomacy, and to lead with principle and conviction toward a future of peace, equality and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians.
As AIPAC’s actions have made clear, they do not share these goals and values. They do not speak on my behalf.