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Stop Arming Israel – Vigil and Music at Senator Baldwin’s Madison office

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Free

Madison for a World BEYOND War and other Wisconsin groups will hold lunchtime events in Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office this week to ask her to use her power in the Senate to stop the slaughter of children in Gaza.  In December, Tammy Baldwin made a statement in support of ceasefire in Israel and Palestine. Wisconsinites ask her now to join the senators who are taking more steps to stop the genocide. Very soon, the Senate will vote on a colossal military funding package for Israel, $14 billion. Activists are asking Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson to vote against that funding.

Lunchtime Vigils with Music – Monday – Friday, Jan 8 – 12
Senator Baldwin’s office

30 W Mifflin St, 7th floor

Activists will be inside and outside Senator Baldwin’s office, talking with her staff, making music, reading names of the dead, poems, stories, statements, articles, being silent. On the calendar this week –

Monday, Jan 8 — 12:30 – 1:30 pm Phil Trachtenberg & Sergey Levitskiy will play songs in protest of Israel’s military campaign, and US support of it, and read current news articles.

Wednesday, Jan 10 — 12 noon – 1 pm Madison Quakers will offer songs, stories, and silent worship.

Thursday, Jan 11 — 12 noon – 1 pm Catholic Workers and friends will offer songs and statements.

Friday, Jan 12 — 12 noon – 1 pm Concert by Clare Norelle and Marc Rosenthal.  Details below.

Background: On Nov 2, the House passed a bill to give Israel $14 billion more in military support. The Senate will vote on that funding very soon. Bernie Sanders, Chris Van Hollen, and others in the Senate are taking steps to stop arming Israel and to hold Israel accountable. Details are here and here.

On Nov 2, Representative Mark Pocan voted NO on more weapons for Israel. Activists are asking Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson to do the same. They want the senators to use their power to intervene in the genocide in Gaza.

In mid-Dec constituents met with Baldwin to ask her to support a ceasefire.  The following week, she did.  Media coverage here. That was a step.  This week her constituents are asking her to follow the lead of the senators who are doing more.

Details

Date:
January 12
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Madison for a World BEYOND War
Email
warabolition@gmail.com
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Venue

Senator Baldwin’s Madison office
30 W Mifflin St, 7th floor
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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