Contact Sacramento’s Mayor & City Council

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2012 at 11:00 am

Contact the Mayor and City Council directly and express your disappointment in their 8-14-12 decision to ignore the concerns of Palestinian-Americans and others regarding the fact that there are members of our community who are prohibited from visiting Ashkelon, a city:  with a racist immigration policy; that discriminates against it Palestinian Muslim and Christian citizens; and  in which human rights and international law is systematically violated.
Disregarding the purpose and intent of sister cities, the Council went along with the Israel lobby and has now helped it fulfill its Israel advocacy objective of making Ashkelon a sister city of Sacramento.  The Sacramento Bee reported that the Council had received a  letter supporting Ashkelon as a sister city  written by the California Capitol Knesset, a group of California legislators that has taken the name of Israel’s governing body.  Sacramentans and Californians who don’t think our state legislators should be so tied to a foreign government are urged to express that to their electeds:;

Sacramento values its diversity, respects  civil rights and human dignity, and opposes discrimination against it citizens.  The Sister Cities that it  supports and officially sanctions should reflect these values — Ashkelon, Israel does not.

Cut & paste emails to Mayor and all City Council members:,,,,,,,,,

Email & call  Mayor & Councilmembers individually:
Mayor Kevin Johnson,, or through the website:
Councilmember Angelique Ashby, Vice-Mayor, 916-808-7001,
Councilmember Sandy Sheedy, 916-808-7002,
Councilmember Steve Cohn, 916-808-7003,
Councilmember Robert Fong, 916-808-7004,
Councilmember Jay Schenirer, 916-808-7005,
Councilmember Kevin McCarty,916-808-7006,
Councilmember Darrell Fong, 916-808-7007,
Councilmember Bonnie J. Pannell, 916-808-7008,

If you live in the city, find out what City Council District you live in, click here.  Even if you are not a resident of the city, you can still contact the Mayor and Council.

Write Sacramento’s Mayor and City Council members
Sacramento City Hall
915 I Street – Sacramento, CA 95814

Sacramento’s Sister Cities
Manilla/Pasay City, Phillipines
Chisinau, Moldova
Yongsan-Gu, South Korea
San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua
Bethlehem, Palestine
Matsuyama, Japan
Jinan, China
Hamilton, New Zealand
Liestal, Switzerland

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