Petition to Governor Cuomo and 28 Elected Officials

The link to our petition can be found here

Approximately 200 people from all over Westchester County came out on Monday evening, August 4th to stand in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza.  The vigil was organized by WESPAC, Jewish Voice for Peace – Westchester, and Concerned Families of Westchester.   The demands of the social justice community include an immediate end to the killing of civilians, an end to the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian land captured in the 1967 war, an end to the siege of Gaza and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.  Vigil participants were very disappointed that 28 local officials with no mandate to intervene regarding US foreign policy attended a “Stand with Israel” press conference on July 17th organized by NY State Assembly member David Buchwald.  The link to our petition expressing our disappointment with those elected officials can be found here

Gaza Solidarity Vigil. August 4, 2014 in White Plains.  Photo courtesy of Andrew Courtney.

Gaza Solidarity Vigil. August 4, 2014 in White Plains. Photo courtesy of Andrew Courtney.

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