Did you know that only five Democratic senators voted to continue providing Saudi Arabia with weapons to bomb Yemen? Back in June, a Senate vote to stop a weapons deal to the Saudis lost by 53-47. Thanks to these five Senators, we lost the chance to stop those weapons: Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Mark Warner of Virginia, Bill Nelson of Florida, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. If these five Democrats had voted with the Senate Democratic leadership and the majority of Senate Democrats, the Senate would have taken an historic step to block a Saudi arms deal.
This week, we were in the Senator’s office calling for a change of heart. Please reinforce our message by urging your senator to call for a ceasefire and an end to the Saudi blockade of humanitarian aid, and to co-sponsor SJ Resolution 40, limiting US military sales to Saudi Arabia. Now the situation is even worse. Not only has the war escalated in recent weeks, but the Saudis have imposed a blockade that is keeping food and medicines from millions of people in desperate need.