Call the White House to ask President Biden to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza to end the tremendous misery that is taking place.
A number of faith groups*, including the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, are urging our members and supporters to let President Biden know we want him to join the sixty members of Congress, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Pope Francis in calling for a ceasefire.
Also, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph will host a brief online prayer service at 12:30 PM (Eastern) tomorrow as part of the call-in day. Join via the Sisters’ Facebook feed or use this link to join on Zoom; no registration required.
Wednesday, December 20 Call-In Day:
- Call the White House between 11 AM and 3 PM Eastern.
- The White House comment line number is 202-456-1111.
- You might need to wait on hold some time before getting an operator to take your comment.
- If you have trouble getting through, use this link to send an email to the White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Suggested talking points for your call:
- I am a [Catholic or other denomination] voter and I ask President Biden, as a fellow person of faith, to support an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.
- I ask the president not to send more weapons to Israel because these weapons contradict his calls to avoid killing civilians.
- As Christmas approaches, I ask President Biden to call for a ceasefire.
- Only a ceasefire will stop the massive loss of life in Gaza, allow humanitarian aid to reach those in need, decrease the threat of regional violence, and create an atmosphere to restart negotiations for the release of hostages held by Hamas as well as Palestinian prisoners held by Israel without due process of law.
- The United States should use its leverage, stop providing weapons, call for a ceasefire now, and prioritize the release of hostages and prisoners. Thank you.