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Win Without War coalition statement on the Senate Saudi arms deal vote


The Win Without War coalition released the following statement by Director, Stephen Miles, in response to today’s vote in the Senate on a resolution expressing disapproval of a proposed foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia:

The United States is at its best when it is a global leader in defending human rights, and that commitment must include holding its allies accountable for their actions as well.

Today’s vote should also be the beginning, not the end, of a larger debate involving America’s involvement in the war in Yemen, where a Saudi-led military campaign has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths.

Both Congress and the White House should build on this vote and shift from a policy that fuels war toward one that builds peace, protects Yemeni civilians, and strengthens America’s security.

We can do this! Call today to stop the Saudi tank sale.

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 ([...]

Letter to US Senators on the Upcoming Saudi Arms Deal

  September 8, 2016 Dear Senator, The undersigned organizations are writing on behalf of the millions of Americans we collectively represent, to urge you to reject the planned $1.15 billion foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Moving forward with this sale at this time[...]