Cease Fire bulletin, issue 3

BY:Communist Party USA| February 2, 2024
Cease Fire bulletin, issue 3


Urge your local government to support a ceasefire in Gaza! This could hardly be more urgent. People in Gaza are dying from violence and from disease and hunger in huge numbers that threaten to grow. Email your local government officials today!

D.C. residents have been pushing their city council for months to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Councilmembers have been reluctant to sign on or introduce the measure, so a coalition of DC area Palestinian families and local business owners, local labor leaders, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs) made their demands clear at a press conference Wednesday where they presented a petition signed by thousands of D.C. residents and a letter signed by dozens of elected ANC officials.

More from People’s World and CPUSA.org:

Michigan Congressman abandons town hall after ‘ceasefire now’ chants

Refusing to call for a cease fire in Gaza, Democratic Rep. Shri Thanedar left his own town hall meeting in what, for him, is a political disaster.

Party clubs are active all across the country in the fight for a ceasefire:

Long Island to Rep. Garbino: Ceasefire Now!

Ceasefire demand grows

CWA joins call for a ceasefire.

Chicago City Council passes ceasefire resolution

American Federation of Teachers supports ceasefire

Labor movement’s support for ceasefire leaps ahead

Over 200 national, state, and local labor unions have passed resolutions demanding a ceasefire in Gaza. Among them are the UAW, CWA, Postal Workers, AFT, SEIU, the Coalition of Labor Union women and many more. Has your union passed one yet?

National political support

66 members of Congress, including 5 Senators, have now called for a ceasefire or cessation of hostilities. Of those, 18 are co-sponsors of Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution. Meanwhile, more then 1,000 USAID officials have also joined the call. Are your Senators and Reps. signed on? If not, call them today and every day!

South Africa says Israel ignoring UN court

South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor said on Wednesday that her country would “look at proposing other measures to the global community” in a bid to stop Israel from killing civilians.

State and local electeds

Close to 300 state and local elected officials have urged Biden to immediately call for a permanent ceasefire. Are your local elected officials on the list? If not, tell them to sign on today at bit.ly/CeasefireNowLetter.

Got more news and photos to share?

Please send more reports and pictures showing local party and YCL involvements in the struggle for a ceasefire to editors@cpusa.org.


Images: CPUSA at the January 13 March on Washington for Gaza by People’s World (CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED); Constituents and activists demand Rep. Shri Thanedar call for an immediate ceasefire by CPUSA Michigan (Twitter/X); CWA celebrates a tentative agreement with the State of New Jersey by CWA District 1 (Facebook); NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams rallies in support of SAG-AFTRA members on strike by nycpublicadvocate (Instagram); Vigil recognizing lives lost in Palestine and Israel by Rep. Cori Bush (Twitter/X); Scenes from Gaza Crisis 2014 by United Nations Photo (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED); NJ Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer (D-Somerset) speaks at a ceasefire rally outside the Statehouse in Trenton, by Dana DiFilippo (New Jersey Monitor); No funding for genocide by Harry Bridges Club CPUSA (Twitter/X)


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