Certain moments galvanize a generation.
People ask "were you there when...?"
A political convention. A march on Washington. The birth of a movement.
We are living through another one of those moments right now when it comes to Israel and the Middle East. And you're the one that's making history.
In just 15 months, and with your help, we've grown our email list to more than 105,000 Americans and taken over 350,000 online actions to support a sensible approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and dealing with Iran. We've added a college outreach program. And last week, J Street got a seat at President Obama's table. We're on a roll.
The big question for you today is: Will you be there when we hold the largest gathering ever of pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans in Washington, DC this October 25-28?
With the help of 11 other pro-Israel, pro-peace organizations , our major national conference in Washington, DC this October will be one for the record books. Our increased synergy is getting noticed in the media and our influence is being felt.
We'd love to see you there - can you make it? You'll meet pro-Israel, pro-peace activists from all over the country (and J Street staff), help us demonstrate our pro-Israel, pro-peace people power to Washington, talk with activists and experts from the region, and take the passion and energy from the conference back to your community.
Hotel rooms are going fast - and October is one of the busiest months in Washington - so register early and book your hotel today.
Click here to learn more about our conference's speakers, panels, parties, and more.
Here are a few of the speakers we'll have at our conference:
Jonathan Chait, Senior Editor, The New Republic
Rep. Donna Edwards, Congresswoman from Maryland
Rep. Bob Filner, Congressman from California
Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Editor, The Nation
Ambassador Martin Indyk, Acting VP and Director, Foreign Policy, Brookings
Institution; Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel
Senator John Kerry, Massachusetts *
Ezra Klein, The Washington Post
Eli Pariser, Former Director, MoveOn.org *
His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Ambassador of Jordan
Daniel Sokatch, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Yuli Tamir, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset (Labor) and Former Minister of Immigrant Absorption
Matt Yglesias, Center for American Progress
Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President, Union for Reform Judaism
We're already knee-deep in planning for the conference, and everyone on staff is really excited about what is sure to be a fantastic event. We're looking forward to meeting you and sharing this experience with you.
Hope to see you there.
July 24, 2009
 Participating Organizations include: Alliance for Middle East Peace, Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, Foundation for Middle East Peace, Israel Policy Forum, Meretz USA, New Israel Fund, OneVoice Movement, Rabbis for Human Rights of North America, The Shalom Center.
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