To: The United States House of Representatives

Support Conyers, Ban Cluster Bomb Transfers to Saudi Arabia

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Support the Conyers-Grijalva-Ellison-McGovern NDAA amendment to prohibit the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia.

Why is this important?

Reps. Conyers (MI), Grijalva (AZ), Ellison (MN), and McGovern (MA) have introduced an amendment [1] to the National Defense Authorization Act [2] which would prevent any money in the bill from being used to facilitate the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has used U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in civilian areas in Yemen, killing and wounding civilians [3], in defiance of U.S. law. [4]

Passage of this amendment would be a step towards compliance with Human Rights Watch's demand [5] that the U.S. stop the production and transfer of cluster bombs completely, consistent with the Convention on Cluster Munitions. [6] It would also be a step towards fulfilling the demands of Sens. Murphy and Paul [7] and Reps. Lieu and Yoho [8] that U.S. weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia be conditioned on efforts to limit casualties in the Saudi war in Yemen.

Urge your Representative to support the Conyers-Grijalva-Ellison-McGovern NDAA amendment by signing our petition.

References:
1. http://amendments-rules.house.gov/amendments/CONYER_06251116091703173.pdf
2. https://rules.house.gov/bill/114/hr-4909
3. https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/06/yemen-saudis-using-us-cluster-munitions
4. https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/06/dispatch-us-contradictions-landmines-and-cluster-munitions
5. https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/06/yemen-saudis-using-us-cluster-munitions
6. http://www.clusterconvention.org/
7. http://www.murphy.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/murphy-paul-introduce-legislation-to-set-new-conditions-for-us-military-support-to-saudi-arabia-
8. https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-lieu-introduces-bi-partisan-bill-establish-new-guidelines

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Reasons for signing

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  • Cluster bombs should have been banned for warfare years ago. It is an anti-personnel munition that kills many innocent civilians throughout the years . The US is a prime producer of these devastating munitions & refuses to stop producing them & using them while other civilized nations have.
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