WWE: End Your Partnership With Saudi Arabia!

After the gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the international and even corporate community cried out for justice. Richard Branson of Virgin suspended talks with Saudi and Blackstone Group, Uber, and Goldman Sachs all canceled their plans to attend a major investment conference in Riyadh. Now Endeavor talent agency has returned $400 million dollars of investment funds to Saudi Arabia!

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Inc. has two events planned in Saudi Arabia in 2019 - May 3 and November 1 - but fans have been pressuring them to end their partnership, even going so far as to cancel their WWE Network subscriptions in protest of the company continuing to work with the murderous Saudi regime.

Sign our letter to the WWE telling them to take a stand for imprisoned Saudi women activists, the people of Yemen, and Jamal Khashoggi. Tell them to break up with Saudi Arabia!


Dear World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.,

Right now numerous Saudi women activists are in prison and suffering from torture for the simple acts of advocating for their basic rights. The Saudi-led war on Yemen has created the worst humanitarian crisis on earth, so bad that every ten minutes a Yemeni child dies of malnutrition as a direct result of the Saudi bombing campaign. Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) continues to not be held accountable for the gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a murder he ordered.

Women in Saudi Arabia are held under a repressive male guardianship system that, from birth to death, requires them to have permission from a father, husband, brother, son, or uncle in order to engage in basic life tasks such as traveling, marrying or divorcing, and obtaining medical treatment. Saudi Arabia’s repressive policies towards women are why women WWE wrestlers are not permitted to perform in the country.

As human rights advocates and WWE fans, we are calling for you to cancel your partnership with Saudi Arabia.

Sincerely,

 

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  • Salvatore Conte
    signed 2020-01-16 02:36:15 -0500
  • Melly Ailabouni
    signed 2020-01-15 23:00:53 -0500
    Melly Ailabouni
  • Ryan Hodge
    signed 2020-01-15 17:46:22 -0500
  • carrie h ross
    @chargooond tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-15 11:40:40 -0500
    I just asked @WWE to cancel their partnership w/Saudi Arabia-Saudi Arabia is one of the most repressive, murderous places on earth. Until there is freedom for Saudi women, an end to the war in Yemen & justice for Jamal Khashoggi #BoycottSaudi Via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/wwe?recruiter_id=795569
  • Carrie Ross
    signed 2020-01-15 11:40:11 -0500
  • George Lopez
    signed 2020-01-15 09:38:22 -0500
  • Charmaine Hollywood
    signed 2019-11-01 09:40:08 -0400
  • Gus Coppiano
    signed 2019-08-02 10:31:50 -0400
    Wwe needs to cancel Saudi Arabia ppvs they always get negative reviews and are never exciting to watch
  • Virginia Andersen
    signed via 2019-06-03 22:24:18 -0400
  • gulshan oomerjee
    signed 2019-06-01 15:30:11 -0400
  • Nancy Schimmel
    signed 2019-05-24 11:38:47 -0400
    If the Saudis won’t let women wrestlers compete, their should not be included.
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2019-05-11 00:44:44 -0400
  • Ramya Chellappa
    signed 2019-05-10 19:18:09 -0400
  • Helena Brors
    signed 2019-04-29 15:37:33 -0400
  • Animae Jones
    signed 2019-04-22 20:42:30 -0400
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    @rk70534 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-22 17:26:31 -0400
    I just asked @WWE to cancel their partnership w/Saudi Arabia-Saudi Arabia is one of the most repressive, murderous places on earth. Until there is freedom for Saudi women, an end to the war in Yemen & justice for Jamal Khashoggi #BoycottSaudi Via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/wwe?recruiter_id=296047
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    signed 2019-04-22 17:26:26 -0400
  • Victor Escobar
    signed 2019-04-21 06:41:06 -0400
  • Sharon Mooney
    signed 2019-04-19 10:14:54 -0400
  • Ruhila Begum
    signed 2019-04-18 17:59:07 -0400
  • Annette Moran
    signed 2019-04-18 17:46:30 -0400
  • Elizabeth Allen
    @shadowylynx tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-16 22:47:08 -0400
    I just asked @WWE to cancel their partnership w/Saudi Arabia-Saudi Arabia is one of the most repressive, murderous places on earth. Until there is freedom for Saudi women, an end to the war in Yemen & justice for Jamal Khashoggi #BoycottSaudi Via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/wwe?recruiter_id=675075
  • Elizabeth Allen
    signed 2019-04-16 22:46:45 -0400
  • Andrew Feinstein
    @andrewfeinstein tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-16 13:12:54 -0400
    I just asked @WWE to cancel their partnership w/Saudi Arabia-Saudi Arabia is one of the most repressive, murderous places on earth. Until there is freedom for Saudi women, an end to the war in Yemen & justice for Jamal Khashoggi #BoycottSaudi Via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/wwe?recruiter_id=32716
  • Andrew Feinstein
    signed 2019-04-16 13:12:38 -0400
  • Allen Adamson
    signed 2019-04-16 13:01:36 -0400
  • James Pierce
    signed 2019-04-16 12:52:15 -0400
  • Mark Aiello
    signed 2019-04-16 12:48:31 -0400
  • Michael Tamarack
    signed 2019-04-14 19:53:57 -0400
  • Glen Anderson
    signed 2019-04-14 11:03:16 -0400
    STOP supporting the HORRIBLY CRUEL dictatorship in Saudi Arabia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your participation there “normalizes” their cruel dictatorship.

    REJECT CRUELTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS INSTEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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