Elbit Systems, Israel's largest weapons manufacturer, has been involved in all of Israel’s major offensives in Gaza. They produce armed drones, surveillance equipment and other products used for violence in Gaza and repression along the Israeli apartheid wall and U.S.-Mexico border. Elbit drones and surveillance towers are part of the deadly Clinton era border militarization policy of “prevention through deterrence” that has resulted in over 6000 migrant deaths in the desert since the 1990s.
Just like U.S. weapons makers, Elbit donates money to Congressional candidates in order to influence their policy positions. Any candidates who take money from Elbit Systems are complicit in the crimes and repression that come with border militarization.
We are calling on Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to pledge to reject any campaign contributions from Elbit System. Rep. Kirkpatrick's predecessor Martha McSally received $8,500 from Elbit in 2018. We are calling on Ann Kirkpatrick to do the right thing and pledge to not taking money from Elbit Systems and other companies that profit from repression and war crimes.