Marillyn Hewson: CODEPINK is bad for business


(Putting words in Marillyn’s mouth that reflect her actions—by CODEPINK)

Let me introduce myself: I am Marillyn, the proud CEO of weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin. I am writing because my livelihood of $25 million per year is now at risk. Today, Congressmembers Ro Khanna, Adam Smith, and Mark Pocan introduced a bill in the House; the War Powers Resolution to End U.S. Military Involvement in Yemen. If passed, this would prevent my company from selling weapons to our dear allies, the Saudis. It is not only unfair, but it’s also outright unAmerican!

It is urgent that you protect the Saudi alliance--and my livelihood. DON’T CLICK on this link from CODEPINK to send a message to your Representative in Congress asking them to cosponsor the War Powers Resolution to stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

CODEPINK, along with Reps. Ro Khanna, Smith, Pocan, McGovern, and others, says that just because Saudi Arabia dropped a Lockheed bomb on a Yemeni school bus, killing 44 young children, the U.S. should stop arms sales. I say this is ridiculous. Who said war was a picnic? Believe me, I feel sorry for these kids, but I have my own children to worry about — private schools, trust funds, upkeep on our Virginia mansion. You know, the basics.

My friends at Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and I will be unfairly persecuted by the War Powers Resolution. American jobs and record profits are far more important than the lives of children in far-off Yemen, most of whom are militants who hate us. That’s why I’m appealing to you: DO NOT CLICK on this link from CODEPINK asking Congress to stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

CODEPINK says that because I am a woman and a mother, I should care about the lives of women and children in Yemen. But I didn’t become the CEO of the world’s largest weapons company by being a wuss. The world is a dangerous place, and for the sake of my company’s bottom line, we aim to keep it that way.

Keeping our homeland (and my home) secure,

Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin

(Putting words in Marillyn’s mouth that reflect her actions—by CODEPINK)


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  • Robert Kauten
    commented 2018-11-11 14:26:16 -0500
    “(PUTTING WORDS IN MARILLYN’S MOUTH THAT REFLECT HER ACTIONS—BY CODEPINK)”" has been added, in apparent response to our comments. The meme is still circulating, feeding lies to the internet.
  • Ron Tocknell
    commented 2018-11-11 14:18:13 -0500
    Well done Codepink. You have just flushed whatever moral high ground you may have had down the toilet with this deliberately misleading article.
    Inventing misleading stories to support an agenda is the tactics of those we need to challenge. When it become the tactics we use, the fight for truth is already lost.
  • Paulo Pereira
    commented 2018-11-11 07:44:28 -0500
    What is the source for this?
  • Phil Baldwin
    commented 2018-11-10 11:14:58 -0500
    Blatant lie. WTF code pink?
  • Martin Deane
    commented 2018-11-10 03:59:32 -0500
    I shared this. But since it’s untrue, Im going to take it down. Truth, justice and peace go hand in hand.
  • Robert Kauten
    commented 2018-11-09 16:19:30 -0500
    Did any adult at Code Pink read this?
    This is a blatant lie.
    What do you hope to achieve, with this?
    You should remove this post, immediately, if you expect future support from us.
  • John Link
    commented 2018-11-09 15:51:58 -0500
    My bullshit detector went into the red zone with this story. I suspect that it misrepresents the facts.
  • Doug Pfundstein
    commented 2018-11-03 23:31:48 -0400
    Please cite your reference for displaying that quote
  • Thomas Binder
    commented 2018-11-03 12:05:05 -0400
    I like your effort, my friends for peace, but putting something someone might think but did not say in quotation marks is unjustified. Could you please make the e-Mail public if it actually exists!
  • Pepe Rossy
    commented 2018-10-02 23:06:43 -0400
    I like CodePink for its work on behalf of so many peace and social justice causes that I support and have spent much of my adult life working for. But this is as sleazy as any of the BS that Alex Jones sells. Please do not erode the credibility of progressive voices, particularly at this time when Trump is calling legitimate information “fake news.”
  • scott surber
    commented 2018-10-01 15:09:48 -0400
    Any chance you folks could put THE ACTUAL EMAIL HERE so WE can see what she really said? WE have to be better than them with this kind of stuff. STOP putting words in her mouth—let her cut her own throat with E=HER OWN WORDS. WHERE is her email?
  • Nazila Safavi
    commented 2018-09-28 19:39:51 -0400
    Thanks for bringing awareness
  • Jerry Cutler
    commented 2018-09-26 16:01:32 -0400
    Wow, …. just WOW!

    Does America think it has some God-given right to bomb all the innocent, defenceless people they like, ….

    …. FOR MONEY?