Monday, May 30, 2005
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2005 Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East
After too many years of devastating violence, recent developments in the Middle East have created an unprecedented opportunity to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve a negotiated two state settlement. United States’ national security interests are best served by stable, secure, and democratic states of Israel and Palestine. The Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East (CALME) seeks to demonstrate the American public’s strong support for this end, and for the leadership of President Bush in helping the parties reach it.
The initial signatories of the Campaign’s letter to President Bush ask all similarly minded Americans to join them, to show the President and the Congress the breadth and depth of the support for U.S. efforts to resolve the conflict. The Campaign’s leaders include former diplomats, politicians and military officers, business executives, religious leaders, and others.
CALME Initial Signatories
Mr. S. Daniel Abraham, Chairman, Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Mr. James B. Adler, Managing Partner, Adler Associates; and Board of Governors, American Jewish Committee
Ms. Karen R. Adler, Chief Executive Officer, Bromor Management LLC, the family office for the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State
The Honorable Dennis W. Archer, Chairman, Dickinson Wright; and former Mayor of Detroit
Dr. Ziad Asali, MD, President of The American Task Force on Palestine
Mr. Dawud A. Assad, former President, Council of Mosques, USA
Dr. Diane Balser, Professor, Boston University; and incoming Chief Executive Officer, Brit Tzedek v' Shalom
Dr. Craig R. Barrett, Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation
Mr. Lawrence Bender, Movie Producer, Founder, A Band Apart Productions
Mr. Jack Bendheim, President, Phibro Animal Health Corp.; and former Vice President, AIPAC
Mr. Nasser Beydoun, President, Project Control Systems, Inc. (PSCI); and former head of the Arab American Chamber of Commerce
The Honorable James Blanchard, former Governor of Michigan; and former Ambassador to Canada
The United States is an indispensable player in helping to move both parties toward resolution. This Campaign is intended to bolster the President’s initiatives in the region and his clearly illustrated commitment to making it a priority on the U.S. foreign policy agenda.
How you can help
As a proponent of a stable and secure Middle East, there are several ways you can support CALME ’s efforts today:
Join with thousands of Americans by signing the petition to show your support for U.S. involvement in resolving the conflict.
Encourage friends, relatives, and colleagues, and members of the organizations with which you are affiliated to sign the petition.
Help get the word out about CALME by speaking with your congressional representatives, local editorial board, or by discussing this drive before relevant organizations, such as your religious community group.
CALME has been incorporated as of February 22, 2005 and is currently seeking tax exempt status from the IRS. If granted, this status will be retroactive to CALME's date of incorporation.
For assistance on conducting outreach or for any other questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the Bush administration begins its second term and as renewed prospects for peace emerge in the region, now is the time to show your support for this important initiative. It is essential that we encourage President’s efforts to resolve this conflict. Your support is vital in this effort.