Cynthia McKinney, the U.S. House Representative from Georgia's 4th
District, has long been a consistent, forceful and courageous
supporter of Palestinian rights, an opponent of sanctions and war
against Iraq, and a campaigner against government abuses of civil
rights of Arab Americans, immigrants and Muslims at home. She has
taken tough, public stances against U.S. foreign policies that are
supported even by the vast majority of her own Democratic
colleagues, as well as by the current Administration.
Precisely because of these positions, McKinney has been targeted for
removal from the U.S. Congress by pro-Israeli campaign donors and
special interests. On August 20 she faces a crucial primary
challenge by an opponent backed by pro-Israeli groups who are
determined to silence one of the only voices of dissent against
America's full backing for Sharon's Israel.
The article below from the August 2 Washington Post, provides a very
good summary. I encourage you to read it.
Because I believe that it is important to stand by those who have stood
with us, and that we must fight to preserve one of the few voices for
justice within the U.S. Capitol, I decided to contribute to Cynthia
McKinney's re-election campaign. If you share this view, I urge you to
consider making a contribution as well.
Please note that this message is intended to reflect only my
personal opinion and not that of any organization, group or website
with which I am affiliated.
You can learn more about Cynthia McKinney and find out how to make a
donation to her re-election campaign at:
NB: Under U.S. law, only U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents
may contribute to a U.S. election campaign.
Want to help spread quality independent journalism?
Donate to NileMedia and watch us grow.