Press Release: 2021-05-13

Senator Markey, Stand Up For Palestine

Senator Markey, Stand Up For Palestine:

We are former staff, fellows, volunteers, donors, supporters, and endorsing organizations of Senator Ed Markey’s 2020 re-election campaign. We made hundreds of thousands of phone calls, raised millions of dollars, and dedicated years of our lives to re-elect Senator Markey because we believed justice was on the ballot in 2020, and we fought for our collective vision of a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, nuclear disarmament, and re-imagining public safety. When Senator Markey won his race on September 1st, he told us that “The age of incrementalism is over...This election is an undeniable mandate for action. And it is the young people who will lead the way.”

As the young people, organizers, and advocates who are responsible for Senator Markey’s victory, we are upset and disappointed by his recent statement on Israel’s illegal occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. He followed in the footsteps of Mitt Romney and Donald Trump by saying it’s a “both sides” issue, which ignores the current and historical power imbalance between Israel and Palestine — and couldn’t be farther from the truth. Senator Markey’s refusal to support justice in Palestine is antithetical to the Green New Deal and the progressive movement that won him re-election.


We ask that Senator Markey:

  • Demand a serious Congressional investigation of the role of US arms and funding in the violent Israeli repression and displacement of Palestinians in Occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank, along with the long-standing siege and bombing of Gaza;

  • Demand application of existing US arms export regulations to stop the deployment of US weapons against civilians in Gaza and elsewhere, which constitutes a flagrant violation of human rights standards and an evident war crime contrary to US law;

  • Compose and promote a Senate initiative similar to the House letter circulated by Reps. Newman and Pocan opposing Israeli displacement of Palestinians from neighborhoods of Jerusalem;

  • Introduce a Senate version of H.R. 2590 Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.

Senator Markey told us that young people would lead the way, and now it is time for him to listen to us and stand up for Palestinian lives.


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Massachusetts Peace Action

Sunrise Movement

IfNotNow Boston

Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston

Sunrise Cambridge

Sunrise Worcester

Act On Mass

State Representative Erika Uyterhoeven (27th Middlesex District)

Cambridge City Councilor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler

Calla Walsh (Students for Markey leadership, Campaign Fellow)

Cassidy Bissell (Director of Research and Internal Operations)

Emma Friend (Director of Distributed Campaigning)

Katie Hayden (Deputy Director of Distributed Organizing) 

Willie Burnley Jr (Boston Regional Organizing Director)

Anthony Collins (Greater Boston Area Regional Organizing Director in the General Election)

Jenn Meakem (Field Organizer, Youth Vote Coordinator)

Amanda Westlake (Field Organizer)

Lizzie Rutberg (Field Organizer)

Cam Cote (Field Organizer)

Nathaniel Roberts (Field Organizer, South Coast)

Alex Siber (Strategy Lead)

Sean Reardon (Digital Video Staff)

Lauryn Allen (Campaign Photographer) 

Kate Froehlich (2013 Field Organizer)

Raquel Breternitz (Design Director)

Jamil Siddiqui (Regional Organizing Director for MA-04)

Julia Donohue (Assistant Fellowship Coordinator, campaign Fellow)

Abhi Agarwal (Campaign Fellow, Markey Map creator) 

Sam Eilertsen (Did post-production on the Green New Dealmaker ad)

Cory Bisbee (Field Organizer)

Sam Delgado (Campaign Fellow)

Ahmad Ali (Campaign Fellow)

Alvin Gunnion (Campaign Fellow)

Joshua Rush (Campaign Fellow)

Emerson Toomey (Campaign Fellow)

Prerna Jagadeesh (Campaign Fellow)

Tristan Niedzielski (Campaign Fellow, Students for Markey leadership)

Cherilyn Strader (Campaign Fellow, Students for Markey leadership)

Matthew Joseph O’Connell (Campaign Fellow, Students for Markey)

Shanaz Uddin (Campaign Fellow, Students for Markey)

Tali Natter (Campaign Fellow, Students for Markey)

Lilian McCarthy (Campaign Fellow, Students for Markey)

Alix Cullum (Campaign Fellow, Students for Markey)

Jonathan Waldmann (Campaign Fellow, Students for Markey, Sunrise Boston political team lead)

Kaveesh Pathak (Campaign Fellow)

Caleb Brock (Campaign Fellow)

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Orla Levens (Campaign Fellow)

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Daniel Song (Campaign Fellow)

Ari Silver (Campaign Fellow)

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Alec Black  (Campaign Fellow)

Ronak Sathyanarayana (Campaign Fellow)

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Benjamin S Cohen (Act On Mass Regional Organizer)

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Julie Allen (Local educator and union activist)

Erin Leahy (Organizing Director, Act On Mass)

Anthony Davis-Pait (Member of Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine)

Jared Hicks (MAPA Board Member)

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