- Middle East & Iran
Block U.S. Bombs to Saudi Arabia
Tell Congress: Vote for SJ Res 42 and HJ Res 102 to block the bombs
Legislators are gearing up to block a bomb sale to Saudi Arabia. Blocking the sale would prevent the U.S. from aiding and abetting the bloodshed in Yemen that has killed over 10,000 Yemeni civilians and left 7 million Yemenis hungry.
Thank Senators who Voted to Block Bombs to Saudi Arabia
You can continue the push to end U.S. complicity in the Saudi war in Yemen by responding to your senators' votesWrite to Congress
UPDATE: FCNL applauds the 47 senators who voted on June 13, 2017 to block the sale of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia. Please raise your voice by calling your senators today and thanking them for their Yea vote or voicing your dissent from their Nay vote on S.J. Res 42 to block U.S. bombs to Saudi Arabia.
In May, as the Saudi-led war in Yemen entered its third year, President Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia to seal a $110 billion weapons deal with the Saudi government. The Trump administration has notified Congress of part of that sale, which included resuming the sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia that were put on hold by the Obama administration because they were used against civilians in Yemen. The unconditional restocking of Saudi weapons stockpiles, as well as U.S. fueling of Saudi planes, sends the message that the United States will support a deadly, counterproductive Saudi-led war that has killed over 10,000 Yemeni civilians and left 17 million Yemenis on the verge of starvation.
Congress can stop the U.S. from aiding and abetting the bloodshed in Yemen. Senators Chris Murphy (CT), Rand Paul (KY), and Al Franken (MN) have introduced a resolution to block a bomb sale to Saudi Arabia. In the Senate, the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 mean that this legislation is guaranteed a vote on the Senate floor, which we expect in early to mid-June.
In September, 27 Senators voted to block an arms deal, and with Yemen in crisis and an arms sale directly implicated in the crisis on the table, your voice matters to compel your Senators to vote against this arms deal – and against U.S.-backed atrocities in Yemen.
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Tell Congress: Block Weapons of Mass Starvation
Will you write a letter to the editor today urging your lawmakers to block bomb sales to Saudi Arabia?Write an LTE