Yesterday, Rep. John Olver (MA-01) sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton requesting that the State Department release funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for reconstuction and humanitarian assistance in Gaza. The letter was signed by a total of 62 Democratic House members, including many from the Massachusetts delegation.
In addition to John Olver, the other MA signatories included James McGovern (MA-03), Michael Capuano (MA-08), Stephen Lynch (MA-09), John Tierney (MA-06), and William Delahunt (MA-10).
The full text of the letter, as well as the full list of signatories can be found here.
These Massachusetts Congressmembers, as well as the rest of the signatories, are all strong supporters of both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. They are speaking out to help lessen the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and to commend President Obama on his early committment to the peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians. We need to help these candidates as they face pressure from the anti-peace community. Please visit our fundraising page and contribute to any (or all) of our candidates