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For Immediate Release: December 20, 2023 
Contact: Alejandro Coriat, 267-242-5782; Li Sian Goh, 215-872-6582;
Photos & video will be available upon request.

Jewish Voice for Peace Action, NYC Democratic Socialists of America, Uptown For Palestine drop off Ceasefire Petition signed by over 1,000 constituents of Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)

New York, NY–On Wednesday, Dec 20 at 9:30A.M., Jewish Voice for Peace Action (JVPA), the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (NYC-DSA) and Uptown For Palestine (U4P) joined by Uptown Progressive Action and Connectemonos will gather at Rep. Adriano Espaillat’s Washington Heights office to drop off a petition signed by over 1,000 NY-13 constituents calling on Rep. Espaillat to support an immediate, permanent ceasefire in Palestine.

This action comes after two months of organizing by Uptown For Palestine, a grassroots group of people from Harlem to the Bronx in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation. 

“We’re calling for Representative Espaillat to hold a town hall, as community sentiment in his district overwhelmingly calls for a ceasefire. We’ve organized weekly vigils outside Rep. Espaillat’s office, we’ve marched to his office and staged a die-in there. Every single time, his office has been shut. Why is he hiding from his constituents?” – José Alfaro, constituent of Rep. Espaillat and member of Uptown for Palestine. 

Since October 7, the Israeli state has killed over 20,000 Palestinians, including at least 8,000 children, and wrought horrifying levels of devastation upon Gaza. Israel’s political leaders are presiding over a humanitarian catastrophe, with many of its far-right politicians proudly embracing collective punishment, ethnic cleansing and genocide. Over 1,000 NY-13 constituents are calling on Rep. Espaillat to support an immediate, permanent ceasefire in Palestine and stop the senseless killings.

When: Dec 20, 9:30A.M. 
Where: Rep. Adriano Espaillat’s office, 720 W 181st Street, New York, NY


ABOUT NYC-DSA: New York City Democratic Socialists is the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America—the largest socialist organization in the United States with over 85,000 members. NYC-DSA is run by its 6,000+ members and activists who are working together to build a democratic socialist organization in the five boroughs.