To: The United States Senate

Join Murphy, Paul, Durbin & Franken: Block Selling Arms to Saudis to Kill Civilians

Cosponsor SJRes40. Block selling weapons to Saudi Arabia until civilians in Yemen are protected.

Why is this important?

Saudi Arabia's war and blockade have pushed Yemen to the brink of famine. But the Trump Administration wants to sell Saudi Arabia even more weapons. Under U.S. law, weapons exports are supposed to be conditioned on requirements that civilians be protected from their use. Unfortunately, Congressional "oversight" of U.S. weapons exports has often been virtually absent, particularly for countries like Saudi Arabia that have bought a lot of influence in Washington.

Senators Murphy, Paul, Durbin and Franken [1] have now introduced Senate Joint Resolution 40 [2], which would tighten these requirements in the case of Saudi Arabia. Under SJRes40, the Administration would have to publicly certify that Saudi Arabia is complying with international humanitarian law in Yemen and facilitating the flow of aid into Yemen in order for arms sales to proceed.

On September 21, 27 Senators voted against arming Saudi Arabia. [3] The more Senators co-sponsor SJRes40, the more Senate support we have for blocking the sale of weapons if Saudi Arabia doesn't change its behavior in Yemen.

Urge Senators to co-sponsor SJRes40 by signing our petition.

References:
1. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/40/cosponsors
2. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/sjres40/text
3. https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=2&vote=00145#position

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Reasons for signing

  • Trump is a traitor selling arms to his personal friends.
  • You better block the SJRes40 please.
  • We have no business selling arms to Saudi Arabia. The perpetrators of 9/11, were not from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, or Afghanistan, but Saudi Arabia, as was Osama bin Laden. They are guilt of gross human right violations, and when we sell arms we are, ourselves complicit in these same violations. Just say "NO".

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