Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel Responds to Operation Protective Edge
September 2014-- ALBUQUERQUE, NM --Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel put up a digital billboard in two separate locations in Albuquerque in response to the carnage and massacre of civilians and children in Israel's Operation Protective Edge. The billboard said "Why Are Our Taxes Funding Israel's Attacks on Palestinians? Support Human Rights and End Military Aid to Israel." Some of our local supporters posed underneath the billboard at Lead and Broadway. Photo by Willard Hunter. And Susan Schuurman posed near the billboard at Wyoming and I-40. Photo by Harry Hjalmarson.
Jewish Voice for Peace Albuquerque launches its City Council Proclamation Campaign
October 2013, Albuquerque--Jewish Voice for Peace Albuquerque launches its City Council Proclamation Campaign with 15 billboards across the city of nearly half a million residents. JVP-Alb is gathering signatures on an online petition, asking the Albuquerque City Council to issue a proclamation to prioritize local community needs instead of funding Israel's occupation of Palestine. A panel talk featuring Sydney Levy (National JVP Advocacy Director), Lora Lucero (local attorney who recently visited Gaza), and Iris Keltz (local activist/writer/educator) is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17th at the Albuquerque Mennonite Church on Girard just south of Indian School. To sign the petition and to read the Proclamation, go to JVP Albuquerque's new website, jvp-alb.org
Spokane Vets for Peace Wants Funding For Bridges Not Bombs
August 2013 - Congrats to the latest grassroots group to put up a billboard with a matching grant from us---Spokane Vets for Peace. They argue that we should spend our money on aging infrastructure in the U.S. rather than military aid to Israel. For more info on their group, go to http://spokaneveteransforpeace.org/
New Billboard in Helena, Montana
May 2013 - Congrats to Helena Service for Peace and Justice in Helena, Montana for putting up this billboard! With each billboard that goes up, our elected officials are slowly getting the message that the majority of Americans do not support giving our tax dollars to a government that uses them to maintain a matrix of control and oppression over the Palestinian people. Let us know if you want to put up a billboard like this in your community.
New Billboard in Upstate New York!
April 2013 - Organizers took advantage of our matching grant campaign to put up a digital billboard in Albany, New York on May 6th. Go to their website if you want to make a contribution. If you want to put up a billboard calling for an end to U.S. military aid to Israel, call (505) 702-4203 to apply for a matching grant of up to $5,000. Click here to read the full press release.
Houston Puts Up Billboard!
January 2013 - Thanks to a matching grant from the Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, Houston now has a billboard calling for an end to military aid. More than 30 supporters posed underneath the large message. What city will be next?
Stop the Blank Check Campaign Launches in Sacramento
Alison Weir and If Americans Knew have launched a campaign called Stop the Blank Check which has just appeared on billboards in Sacramento. To see the billboard and read more about her campaign, go to here. On average, Israelis receive 7,000 times more U.S. foreign aid per capita than other people throughout the world, despite the fact that Israel is one of the world’s more affluent nations.
UNM SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) Weekly Table at UNM SUB
This on campus student group is very active, here is a link to their website. Contact Danya Mustafa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bay Area Stop $30 Billion Gets Ad on Buses!
August 2012 - We are thrilled to see our flag design on buses in San Francisco as of today, August 29, 2012. If you want to support this new grassroots group's effort with a donation large or small, go to their website and follow the link to their gofundme page. http://www.bayareastop30billion.org/ If you are inspired to start a similar effort in your community, call (505) 702-4203.
Houston Group Puts Up Another Billboard With Our Help (Nov 2014)
A group of activists called Stop Billions to Israel based in Houston have launched another billboard campaign, with financial support from the Albuquerque-based Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel. Here is their statement (for more about this group, go to their website at www.stopbillionstoisrael.com).
"Stop Billions to Israel is a diverse group open to all who share the values of peace, freedom, equal rights, self-determination and justice for all. We strongly object when our tax money is spent in opposition to these values.
Presently -- and since 1948 -- Israel's brutal atrocities against the Palestinians are flagrant violations of these values.
The U.S.A. gives a minimum of $3 billion to Israel at the beginning of each fiscal year. Congress has made a commitment to give $30 billion to Israel over a 10 year period.
Israel is by far the largest recipient in the world of U.S. foreign aid. It is a wealthy, independent self-declared "state" about the size of New Jersey. In our view it does not need massive "foreign assistance" financial aid.
Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel Mourns Death of Nelson Mandela, Recalls South African Icon’s Support for Palestine
ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Members of the Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, a human rights group based in Albuquerque, New Mexico known primarily for its billboard campaigns in nearly a dozen cities nationwide, celebrate the life and legacy of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who passed away at the age of 95 last week. While noting his commitment to freedom, peace and reconciliation, the Coalition also shares his belief that until everyone is free, no one is truly free. The following members share their thoughts and reflections of how the struggle in South Africa mirrors the struggle in Palestine for freedom, equality and justice. Click here to read the entire press release.
Billboard Presentation in DC, Sept. 21
Come to the US Campaign to End the Occupation National Organizers Conference in Washington, D.C., Sept. 20-22. Coalition cofounder Susan Schuurman will be presenting on "Billboards and BDS: How to Reach Thousands With Our Message to End Military Aid to Israel" on Saturday, September 21 from 1pm-2:15pm at the conference. One of our grantees, Mary Folsom of Stop 30 Billion New York State, will also talk about her experience in Albany. We will be distributing applications for matching grants of up to $5,000. To register for the conference in DC, go to http://endtheoccupation.org
New Billboard in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
March 2013 - Vets for Peace in Cedar Rapids, Iowa have put up a digital billboard calling on Iowans to tell Congress to spend our money at home, not on the Israeli military. Iowa becomes the latest in the many cities across the country that have put up similar billboards with the help of the Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel's matching grants. Call us at 505-702-4203 if you want to put up a billboard in your community!
The weekly demo began as a peace rally and has evolved into challenging U.S. military aid to Israel. The vigil is held every Saturday from noon to 1:30pm in the Nob Hill neighborhood at Tulane and Central. Contact Armen Chakerian at email@example.com
Friends of Sabeel Albuquerque
We currently meet twice a month, the second and third Tuesdays. The second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM, our study group meets at the ABQ Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard SE. The third Tuesday, we meet at 5:30 PM to view videos of the conference workshops. Typically this second meeting is at Greenbriar Complex, 1212 Nakomis NE. We also sell Palestinian olive oil and crafts at local churches and other events. Click here is a link to FOSA's webpage.
Coalition Billboards Spread to Los Angeles
June 2012 - We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with activists in Los Angeles that resulted in putting up billboards beginning Monday, June 11, 2012 calling for an end to American military aid to Israel.
Now Your Donations Are Tax Deductible!
The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel has been approved as a 501c3 organization, thus donations to our organization are now TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Members of the Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel explain why they support ending U.S. military aid to Israel.
University of New Mexico mock wall highlights human rights issues in Israel/Palestine and the US-Mexico border. Click here to read the article (double-click the video for fullscreen).
Billboard Campaign Video. Double-click on the video to watch it in fullscreen.
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