To: The United States House of Representatives

Cut US Weapons to Syrian Combatants

Support NDAA amendments to end or limit the supply of US weapons to combatants in Syria's civil war.

Why is this important?

Amnesty International reports that US and Saudi-backed armed opposition groups in Aleppo are committing war crimes against Syria's Kurds, and have called on the US and other countries to "immediately block the transfer of arms to armed groups, including logistical and financial support for such transfers, where there is credible evidence that they have committed serious human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law." [1]

The House of Representatives has a unique opportunity to do something about this in the coming days. Amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act [2] offered by Reps. Gabbard [3], Nolan [4, 5], and Yoho-Conyers [6] would end or limit the transfer of US weapons to combatants in Syria's civil war.

Urge your Representative to support these amendments by signing our petition.

References:
1. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/05/syria-armed-opposition-groups-committing-war-crimes-in-aleppo-city/
2. https://rules.house.gov/bill/114/hr-4909
3. http://www.rules.house.gov/amendments/GABBAR_04251116080824824.pdf
4. http://www.rules.house.gov/amendments/NOLAN_067_xml511160828282828.pdf
5. http://www.rules.house.gov/amendments/NOLAN_068_xml511160824512451.pdf
6. http://www.rules.house.gov/amendments/YOHO08851116092507257.pdf

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Reasons for signing

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  • We should not be providing arms to others, especially foreign countries, to kill people we don't even know. We need to tend to the needs of people in our country.
  • No more selling of US arms to anyone!