This article originally appeared May 14 in the Brattleboro Reformer.
BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Solidarity has collected more than 700 signatures as part of the #BernieGoToGaza campaign, which coincides with the 70th year of Nakba, when 750,000 Palestinians were forced to flee from their homes, today reaching close to 8 million refugees worldwide.
Among those who signed the petition was State Rep. Valerie Stuart, D-Windham 2-1, who stated: “I have been concerned about the plight of the Palestinian people for many years. Both the Jews and the Palestinians deserve a homeland and to live in peace. These two goals are not mutually exclusive. Where there is a will, there is a way.”
A number of organizations have also signed the letter, including Jewish Voice for Peace Western Mass, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine, The Root Social Justice Center, Vermont National Lawyers Guild, Lost River Racial Justice, Western Massachusetts Coalition for Palestine, and Will Lambek of Migrant Justice.
While the majority of the letter signers are Vermonters, Brattleboro Solidarity says there has been national and international support in just a week’s time.
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