Feb 6, 2014

From Ruth Messinger: Your Rabbinic Signature Matters

We Believe
Dear Friends,

 Act Now - Stand with LGBT Ugandans
I am writing with an urgent request for you to sign on to a letter from rabbis that asks the President of Uganda to veto Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. This bill threatens LGBT people in Uganda and is a grave violation of human rights.

On Monday, February 10th—Day of Global Action Against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill—we will deliver your signature, along with those of other rabbis, to Ugandan embassies and key U.S. decision-makers, so that Ugandan President Museveni receives your message.

First introduced in 2009, the bill seeks to strengthen existing penalties in Ugandan law against homosexuality. It also seeks to criminalize the “promotion of homosexuality,” which includes funding organizations that serve LGBT people—something that AJWS has been doing for years. The bill remains one of the most abhorrent manifestations of discrimination against LGBT people worldwide.

AJWS’s Ugandan partners have asked for our strong support in urging President Museveni to strike down this hate-filled bill. We are joining with our coalition partners—and with leaders like you—to take action at this critical time.

Please urge President Museveni to veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill NOW.

  In solidarity,
  Ruth W. Messinger
  President, AJWS
45 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018
Tel: 212.792.2900
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