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We call for HUMANITY, Empathy and an Immediate Ceasefire.

In the wake of an unfolding genocide in Gaza, as described by countless legal scholars, human rights experts and international organizations across the world. We, as athletes, recognize our moral responsibility to utilize our platform for a higher purpose: to save human lives and to raise awareness about this ongoing tragedy.

WE CALL ON PRESIDENT
JOE BIDEN TO CALL FOR AN
IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE.

And to redirect those resources to
address pressing domestic needs
such as education, healthcare, and
helping the unhoused.


We are unable to turn a blind eye to
the devastation being inflicted on
civilians, especially children, in the
Gaza Strip, through bombing
campaigns funded in part by the U.S.

OUR DECISION TO VOICE OUR CONCERN STEMS FROM A COMMITMENT TO JOIN ALL THOSE SPEAKING UP FOR LIFE AND DIGNITY.

We acknowledge the right of the Palestinian people to live in peace and security.
As professional athletes,we underscore our shared humanity, and advocate for
a path that respects all human life, regardless of religion or ethnic background. In signing this letter, we continue a long legacy of athletes speaking up for the human rights of all people, such as Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith who raised their fists at the 1968 games in part to demand that apartheid South Africa and Rhodesia be held to account. We stand in the proud tradition of "The Greatest" Muhammad Ali who stood for Palestinian freedom throughout his life both in word and deed.


 WE STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF THESE GIANTS IN OUR EFFORTS TO
KEEP THIS TRADITION OF ATHLETE OF CONSCIENCE ALIVE.

ATHLETES FOR CEASEFIRE  Updated 3/17/2024

SIGNED BY:

John Carlos

Olympic Track and Field, Retired

Kenny Stills

NFL, Retired

Jelani Jenkins

NFL, Retired

Mario Stanley

Coach & Producer

Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady
UFC Fighter

Dania Cabello

Retired Soccer Player

Hannah Barakat

Olympic Track and Field

Shaniyat Chowdhury

Rugby 

Layshia Clarendon

WNBA 

Kierstan Bell

WNBA 

James Mcclean

Wrexham Football Club

Sani Sakakini

Basketball

Aidan Reed

Roots Running Project

Julian Heninger

Bowerman Track Club Elite

Jesse Joseph

Track and Field

Easkey Britton

Surfing

Ava Peacock

Canadian Group Triathlete

Nikita Pelletier

Collegiate Athlete

Mikaela Hough

Western Women's Rugby Team

Mahamoud Diakete

Basketball

Layla Almasri

Palestinian National Team, Track

Massimo Scali

Olympic Figure Skater, Italy

Delia Moore

Basketball

Patricio Manuel

Professional Boxer

Thomasin Pidgeon

Climbing, Retired

Didier Berthod

Climber

Rosie Cruz

Track and Field, Retired

Presley Esparza

Equestrian

Abdinajib Abade

Track and Field

Ryan Kelder

Football, FC Poetry

Erin Paget Dees

USATF

Emma Gee

Track and Field

Savannah Shaw

Tinman Elite

Jonathan Brown

Long Distance

Hajra Khan

Palestine National Women's Soccer

Jéssica Silva

S.L Benfica

Bianca Mercadante

Running

Fiona Cooper

Rugby

Lucy Ogoke 

Rugby

Owen Eichfeld

Cross Country

Daniel Coppedge

Track and Field

Amir Ahmed

Portland St. Track and Field

Iliass Aouani

Track and Field

Ra’ad Naser

Equestrian 

Gabi Rennie

New Zealand Women's Soccer

Kate Taylor

New Zealand Women's Soccer

Kristen Molloy

Soccer

Mason Forbes

Basketball - St Mary's

Uriel Zeitz

Soccer - Michigan

Asa Turner

Football- Florida Gators

Katherine Daiss

Womens Soccer - CAL (Alumni)

Kitty Tang

Track and Field - St. Mary’s College of California

Kyr Brenneman

Carnegie Mellon University Softball

Mario Gradnitzer

Austrian National Team - Track and Field

Basma Abukwaik

Marathon Runner

Liz Areli Romo

Long Distance

Husain Abdullah

NFL - Retired

Richard Brandt

Professional Strongman

Cj Reamer

Swimming

Rachel Johnson

USA Women's Rugby

Olivia Bernadel-Huey

Rugby

Etan Thomas

NBA, Retired

Michael Bennett

NFL, Retired

Michael Iacofano

Marathon, USATF

Sydney Gidabuday

Track and Field, Roots Running Proj.

Abdi Abdirahman

Track and Field

Ahmed Muhumed

Track and Field

Shuaiab Aljabaly

Tulsa Track and Field

Tariq Abdul-Wahad

NBA, Retired

Abdi Ibrahim

Track and Field
 

Aaron Dinzeo

Athletics

Madi Huskey

Softball, Athletes Unlimited

Ahmed Osman

Long Distance Athlete

Abdihamid Nur

USA Track and Field

Krissy Gear

Track and Field, HOKA Naz Elite

Spencer Paysinger

NFL, Retired 

Sylvie Aibeche

WNFC, Women's Tackle Football

Joia Mckinney

Water Polo

Magda Olga Kurdziel

Competicion Freediver

Da Hyun Kim

Professional Dancer

Al-habib Salama Isssa

Jordanian National Team, Track and Field

Ceara Lafferty

Rugby, Women's Premiere League

Amanda Zahui B.

WNBA

Tariq Ali

Ironman Athlete

Jazmyn Jackson

Softball, Athletes Unlimited

Andrea Hassler

Climber, Steward

Connor McCool

Gymnastics, University of Illinois

Trevor Hildenberger

MLB Pitcher, Retired

Gianna Heaviland

Tennis, Retired

Carissa Bacon

Basketball

Briahanna Jackson

Basketball, Mexico

Aarish Allani

AFU

Trish Ang

Climber

Kiandra Browne

NCAA, Duquense University

Anuar Ridzwan

Basketball

Anas El-khatib

Track and Field

Monica Aksamit

Olympic Bronze Medalist - Fencing

Danell Johan Leyva

Olympic Bronze Medalist - Gymnast

Tai Smith

Marathon

Anastasia Sider-Rose

Cross Country

Casey Proud

Surfing

Julia Howley

Track and Field

Wendy Hare

Portland St. Track and Field

Grace Bristow

Track and Field

Hasim Amla

Cricket

Daisy Cleverley

New Zealand Women's Soccer

Rebekah Stott

New Zealand Women's Soccer

Averie Collins

Soccer

Ali Kazim Nakhid

Soccer

Mohamed Lahna

USA Paratriathlete

Eric Kendricks

NFL

Georgina Corrick

Softball, Athlete’s Unlimited

Koko Butcher

Womens Water Polo

Edward Niyongere

Track and Field

Adrian Vega

Skateboarding

Shayne Allise Steyteyieh

Palestinian Equestrian

Chandler Gorham

Track and Field -

University of Oregon Run Club

Paris Hart

Rugby

Georgi Joseph

Basketball

Grace Robertson

Cycling

Lisa Kelly

Rugby

Naomi Carrillo

Rugby, Women's Premier League

JT Thomas

Soccer

Donté Stallworth

NFL, Retired

Ryan Grant

NFL, Retired

Natasha Cloud

WNBA

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

NBA, Retired

 

Muhumed Ahmed

Olympic Silver Medalist, T & F

Kyle Prater

NFL, Retired

Julie Kedzie

MMA, Retired

Jenny Lui

USA Rugby Eagle, Retired

Jeanna Beard

USA Rugby League

Hannah Petersburs

Softball

Samuel Phillips

Gymnastics

Erin Gibbs

Softball

Cheryl Lin

Marathon Runner

Emily Kruger

Soccer, St. Mary's

Michele Klim

Track and Field, Retired

Molly Merson

Strongman

Kristina Lopez

Harlem Run

Elly Henes

Track and Field

Ari Curtis

Track and Field, Retired

Nikki Hiltz

Track and Field

Mia Luna

Rowing

Rami Dear

Track and Field

Madeleine Davison

Distance Running

Willy Kenney

Middle Distance Runner

Kyley Fijalkowski

Softball, Chatham University

Biya Simbassa

Track and Field

Nadia Power

Athletics, Team Ireland

Imogen Cotter

Cycling

Erika Piancastelli

Olympian, Softball

Aziza Ayoub

Puerto Rico, Track and Field

Max Zion Bowyer

Track and Field, FHSU

Jacob Harmon

Gymnastics, Ohio State

Ainsley Haggart

Professional Mountain Biker, Enduro

Dean Abdullah

SDSU Football

Liam Jamieson

Track and Field

Amber Leibrock

MMA

Sara Taffel

Team USA Fencing

David Fuller

Track and Field

Courtney Olsen

Long Distance

Elena Bruckner

USA Track and Field

Omar Perez

Track and Field

Darrell Hill

USA Track and Field

Jenna Crowley

Golf

Lauren Battung

Soccer

Ally Green

New Zealand Women's Soccer

Aliya Boshnak

Jordan National Team

Keri Matthews

Womens Soccer

Jordan Senn

NFL, Retired

Abdulhakeem Adeniji

NFL - Free Agent

Preston Williams

Football - DC Defenders

Travis Phulnauth

Track and Field

Richard Blancas

Track and Field

Corey Weiss

Long Distance

Jennifer Marin

Cheerleading - Chicago Bulls

Jenny Murphy

Rugby - Ireland

Alex Benedict

Ultimate Frisbee

Rebecca O'Keeffe

Basketball - Irish Super League

Retired

Gabriella Dixson

Professional Strongwoman

Tyrone Mckenna

Professional Boxing

Siobhan Henderson

Camogie

Shelby Jade Hoshaw

Rowing

Leon Moore

Professional Boxer - Retired

Azeez Al-shaair

NFL

 

Faatimah Amen- Ra A

Basketball, Kuwait

Chris Schroll

Tacoma City Running Club

Nikki Kenyon

USA Rugby

McKenzie Forbes

Womens College Basketball

Caitlin Phillips

Marathon

A.J. Hendy

UFL

Natasha Bodnarchuk

Ski Jumping

Tristin Van Ord

Track and Field 

Andrew Colley

Track and Field

Nadir Yusuf

Track and Field

Marielle Hall

Track and Field

Chelsea Savit

Powerlifter

Mohammad Anam

Basketball Official

Omar Krayem

Basketball

Lily keal

Climbing

Daniel Ferrer

Muay Thai

Jon Cooper

NFL, Retired

Ahmad Ashraf Radwan

Marathon

Stephanie Davies

Mountainbiking

Markku Nikkanen

Distance Running

Mir Zehan

UFC

Amelia Keyser-Gibson

Track and Field

Steven Nguyen

UFC

Tarek Yazji

MMA,BJJ

Thais Makino

Climber, Retired

Dwight George Brown Jr

MMA

Hedvig Lindahl

Soccer, Retired

Rory Finnegan

Soccer, Retired

Suhail Azzam

Jordan National Ski Team

Imran Mohammed

Tennis 

Jasmine Thomas

WNBA

Katherine Eadie

Lacrosse

Frankie Hammoude

Women's Fastpitch Softball

Jonathan Phillips

Long Distance

Bianca Mercadante

Running

Mostafa Al Naggar

Marathon

Yousef Wael

Soccer

Ibrahim Eldenawi

Wrestling

Adnan Abdirahman

Track and Field

Elias Perez

Track and Field

Remedan Seman

Long Distance

Clarence Toney

Basketball

Betsy Doon Hassett

New Zealand Women's Soccer

Ava Collins 

New Zealand Women's Soccer

Zara Najjar

Jordanian National Team BBall

Jill Philbin

Track and Field

Tirra Shawcroft

Tennis

Anna Symonds

Rugby, Retired

Ibtihaj Muhammad

US Olympic Medalist, Fencing

Shannon Rhodes

Athletes Unlimited - Softball

Julia Melchert

Boise State Gymnastics

Jack Spencer

Occidental Track and Field

Josh Bogle

Surf & Snowboarder

Alden Gruidel

Track & Field, Lane Zero Athletics

Jessica Poole

Womens Soccer - Retired

Baden Jaxen

Basketball - Canada

Samantha Cueva

Rugby

David Gavin Murphy

Gaelic Football

Singapore Gaelic Lions

Emily Brower

Rugby

Jett Hayward

USA Women's Rugby

Samantha Walker

Soccer - UC Berkley

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