Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign
Organized by: SeaMAC
SeaMAC reaches $10,000 matching goal!
February 17, 2016
HELP SEAMAC BRING THE TRUTH TO PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
More and more people are coming to understand that Israel is an apartheid state that commits ongoing crimes against Palestinians. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is making significant progress even while Israel and the U.S. try to outlaw it. Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation and apartheid regime are increasingly desperate, with an extreme right-wing government taking control of Israel while a generation of traumatized children in Gaza try to survive without medicines, clean water or proper nutrition.
SeaMAC’s bus ads and billboards use the fewest possible words and compelling graphics to reach people who might not read a book on this topic or attend a presentation or a film. Our neighbors everywhere are bombarded with falsehoods and stereotypes about Palestinians and Israel, and everywhere there are efforts to blockade our facts and information. SeaMAC uses mainstream advertising to break through and show our neighbors everywhere that people like themselves care deeply about justice and equal rights for Palestinians.
SeaMAC has made international news with our bus ads, billboards, and print ad campaigns that call attention to Israel’s war crimes, apartheid, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. Our ads have been called “brilliant” and “fantastic” by activists across the country. See the whole series at SeaMAC.org/PAST_ADS.htm.
Our campaign to use mainstream advertising media has several goals:
• gain visibility outside our usual audience
• bring mainstream legitimacy to our message
• find concise, memorable words and images
• change how people perceive the conflict
We know that each time we inform the public about Israel's responsibility for the ongoing conflict -- and about US financing of Israel's crimes -- our opposition will try to censor or outspend us. That doesn’t mean they will win the fight for public opinion. Their invented story is already familiar old news. We are the ones bringing out the truth that has not been heard.
SeaMAC is an all-volunteer organization incorporated as a non-profit corporation in Washington State and as a 501 (c)(3) organization under Federal tax code.
When people learn and understand, they care. Your contribution will helpSeaMAC break through the information blockade and reach more and more of our neighbors with the truth about Israel’s apartheid and our government’s complicity.