Sixty four years ago today, humanity took an inspirational step forward when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 of which states:
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."
To mark this occasion, we celebrate today International Human Rights Day, but with a heavy heart because Palestinians are systematically denied their human rights by Israel's apartheid policies, which are funded and protected by our government.
Former anti-apartheid icon and South African President Nelson Mandela said it best: "our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians."
In the spirit of the beautiful clarity of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we ask you to take one simple action today: declare your support for Palestinian human rights.
You can do so by:
1. Signing our brief declaration of conscience: I support Palestinian human rights: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/641/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12081
2. Letting everyone know that you support Palestinian human rights by posting it on your Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/641/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12081
and tweeting it to your Twitter followers: http://bit.ly/Vt5bCL
3. Making a donation of any amount to the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation to advance our work to change U.S. policy to support Palestinian freedom, justice and equality: https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=1004154&%E2%81%9Ecode=General%20Donation
When you do, we'll send you this bumper sticker below in the mail so that you can show everybody that you support Palestinian human rights!
Thank you for everything that you do to work for a world in which all human beings enjoy all of their human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
-Staff of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation