In the past couple of weeks we have been asking you to take action to encourage Congress to block the upcoming weapons sale to Saudi Arabia. Thanks to you we are making progress. Recently, 64 Members of the House publicly urged the President to delay the sale, and just today, Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation to kill the deal!
Together, we’ve already sent over 38,000 emails to Congress! But we’ve heard that the contractors who make these weapons and the Saudi government are making their voices heard, so we need to make sure our voices are even louder! There’s no better way to do that than by calling both your Senators and asking them to support S.J. Res 39 the Paul-Murphy bill to kill the Saudi arms sale!
Take 2 minutes to call your Senators today and let them know you oppose selling $1.15 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia.
To call in, simply dial 1-855 68 NO WAR (1-855-686-6927) and you will be connected to the US Congress Capitol’s automated switchboard. Here are some talking points to help you make your call:
- Please support S.J. Res 39, the Paul-Murphy bill to block the upcoming arms sale to Saudi Arabia.
- By selling more arms to Saudi Arabia, America is rewarding the killing of innocent civilians in Yemen.
- Please reject the $1.15 billion Saudi arms deal and send a clear message that America must not reward human rights abusers.
After you’ve called one Senator, simply call back and ask for your other Senator. And don’t forget to let your Senator know that you’re a constituent of theirs!
Over 3,700 civilians have been killed in Yemen, many of them by American made weapons sold to Saudi Arabia. It is up to us to make sure that America is not complicit in any more carnage.
Please act today.