Call or Visit Your Representative

Join Our Phone Blast:
Demand the end of the US complicity
in the Turkish occupation of Rojava
 


We are continuing our phone blast with renewed demands given the changed circumstances on the ground. As the Turkish invasion continues, it is still crucial to call your representatives on a daily basis.

If you don’t know your representatives names and numbers, enter your name and zip code on this site and it will tell you: https://www.callmycongress.com/

When you call, read them this script:

 

I am (your name) and I am your constituent. I am calling to ask you to strongly oppose the genocidal attack on our Kurdish allies by Turkey and the jihadi armed groups it supports. I demand the following:

1. International Peacekeeping Zone: 

The U.S. must advocate for peacekeeping troops and a no-fly-zone to prevent Turkey from bombing civilians and inflicting massive casualties in the region.  

2. International Recognition & Participation in Negotiations: 

The U.S. must call for recognition of Rojava’s autonomy under international law,  and insist that Kurds be at the table when peace and constitutional negotiations take place, following the principle, "Nothing about us without us."

3. Sanctions:

The U.S. must impose the toughest possible sanctions on Turkey to force it to withdraw and stop egregious violations of human rights by its military and armed groups. 

4. Turkey out of Rojava and Afrin

The U.S. must work towards the complete removal of Turkish forces and militias from Rojava, including Afrin, which has been subjected to the murderous rule of the groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda since the Turkish invasion last year. 

5. US complicity in Turkey’s war on Kurds:

The U.S. must end its military, political, and economic complicity in Turkey’s war on Kurds.

6. PKK-Turkey Peace Negotiations: 

In the long run only negotiations between Turkey and the Kurdish freedom movement can bring peace to the region. The U.S. should press Turkey to restart these negotiations.


Please share this call widely on social media

 

Visit a Congressional Office

 

Additionally, we encourage constituents to schedule meetings with their representatives to deliver these demands. Here is an extended script you can use for a congressional visit:

I ask you to strongly oppose the genocidal attack on our Kurdish allies by Turkey and the jihadi armed groups it supports. The Trump administration's ceasefire granted all of Turkey's demands, while excluding  the Kurds and their concerns from negotiations. The agreement between Putin and Erdogan has given Turkey everything it asked for from the very beginning -- the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from their own lands to be replaced by Turkish and Russian military patrols. Turkey has also been allowed to occupy a large and strategically key section of the border. Because Trump’s withdrawal of US forces left the Rojava at the mercy of Assad, Putin and Erdogan, the US bears responsibility for everything that happened next, including war crimes,  ethnic cleansing, and the flight of hundreds of thousands of refugees.  

1. International Peacekeeping Zone: 

The U.S. must advocate for peacekeeping troops and a no-fly-zone to prevent Turkey from bombing civilians and inflicting massive casualties in the region.  

2. International Recognition & Participation in Negotiations: 

The U.S. must call for recognition of Rojava’s autonomy under international law,  and insist that Kurds be at the table when peace and constitutional negotiations take place, following the principle, "Nothing about us without us."

3. Sanctions:

The U.S. must impose the toughest possible sanctions on Turkey to force it to withdraw and stop egregious violations of human rights by its military and armed groups. 

4. Turkey out of Rojava and Afrin

The U.S. must work towards the complete removal of Turkish forces and militias from Rojava, including Afrin, which has been subjected to the murderous rule of the groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda since the Turkish invasion last year. 

5. US complicity in Turkey’s war on Kurds:

The U.S. must end its military, political, and economic complicity in Turkey’s war on Kurds.

6. PKK-Turkey Peace Negotiations: 

In the long run only negotiations between Turkey and the Kurdish freedom movement can bring peace to the region. The U.S. should press Turkey to restart these negotiations.