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SIGN THE PETITION! 1 Million Afghan Kids At Risk From U.S. Blunder

SIGN THE PETITION! 1 Million Afghan Kids At Risk From U.S. Blunder

According to the heartbreaking Dec. 4th New York Times report“Facing Economic Collapse, Afghanistan Is Gripped by Starvation,” the impending death toll from hunger in Afghanistan this winter “would dwarf the total number of Afghan civilians estimated to have been killed as a direct result of the war over the past 20 years.”

Why is this economic collapse happening? According to the NYT:

“The US is really using its influence on donors and banks to basically stop all money from outside of Afghanistan from getting inside Afghanistan.”

“What the sanctions have done is essentially strangle millions of people across the country so that they can’t afford food, and are facing possible catastrophe over the next couple of months.”

But Just Foreign Policy activists won’t sit idly by and watch one million children die in Afghanistan due to US sanctions policy.

Our champions in Congress, including Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal, are speaking out, and we can support them.

They are sending a statement to President Biden demanding an end to these devastating sanctions.

We need your member of Congress to sign this letter! Can you take 2 minutes to help oppose this mass starvation?

First, sign our petition calling on Congress and the Biden administration to end these brutal sanctions.

Second, call your member of Congress.  

Simply call the switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be transferred to the office of your representative in the House (you can find your member of Congress here). When someone answers, say:

As a constituent, I am asking my representative to sign the Jayapal letter urging the administration to take action to avoid economic collapse in Afghanistan. Experts say one million children will die this winter if the U.S. does not change its sanctions policy. Will my representative sign the letter? And can you connect me with the foreign policy staffer or forward my message to them?

You can also ask for the foreign policy staffer’s email address and forward this email message to them. Linked here, you will find the letter that members need to sign to stand up against this devastating policy.

Thank you for all you do to make US foreign policy more just,

Erik, Hadiya, Julia, Liz, Sarah, and the entire Just Foreign Policy team