BREAKING: Senators Al Franken, Chris Lee, Chris Murphy and Rand Paul have just introduced a joint resolution calling on Congress to block the Obama administration’s recently announced sale of $1.15 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia. This is terrific news! But to have any chance of passage, we need all hands on deck!
Please take a minute to call your Senator’s office too! You can use this toll-free number to reach the Capitol switchboard and be transferred to your Senator’s office! Dial 1-855-68 NO WAR/1-855-686-6927.
The introduction of this bipartisan resolution in the Senate means that there is a new mood in Congress. After decades of enormous weapons sales to the Saudis, momentum is now building behind the movement to cut off this flow of arms. In just the last few weeks, major media outlets – such as the New York Times and the Guardian – have condemned the sale and said more weapons would enable further war crimes in Yemen.
The Saudi Arabian government continues its relentless airstrikes against Yemeni civilians, hitting schools, hospitals, markets, neighborhoods and factories. The United States cannot continue to support and enable this catastrophic destruction in Yemen.
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