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San Francisco; Bridgeport, CT; Albany Are Latest U.S. Municipalities to Pass Ceasefire Resolutions

HeadlineJan 10, 2024

Academics for Peace, a grassroots group of Israeli American and Jewish American scholars, has released a petition with over 2,000 signatories, including five Nobel laureates, calling on the U.S. to lead negotiations on an immediate ceasefire, a hostage-prisoner exchange, and getting humanitarian aid to Gaza. Academics for Peace writes, “75 years of displacement, 56 years of occupation, and 16 years of blockade have generated an ever-worsening spiral of violence that can only be stopped with a political solution.”

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for a sustained ceasefire in Gaza. It’s the latest municipality to call for a ceasefire even as the U.S. government refuses to do so. Last week, Bridgeport became the first city in Connecticut to adopt such a measure, and the Albany Common Council also approved a ceasefire resolution.

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