Saudi Arabia is currently engaged in a bombing campaign in Yemen that has cost thousands of civilian lives. And it’s not simply a matter of collateral damage: The UN says some of the worst civilian death tolls have occurred during strikes with no legitimate military target.
Two weeks ago, President Trump announced that he had agreed to sell Saudi Arabia $110 billion in arms. That would be the biggest single weapons deal in the history of this country.
Fortunately, members of Congress from both parties are working to block the worst of these weapons -- specifically those most likely to cause significant harm to civilians -- from ever reaching the Gulf.
Will you ask Congress to stand up for human rights by blocking the sale of some the world’s most dangerous weapons to Saudi Arabia?
A vote could happen as early as tomorrow in the Senate. So the best thing you could do is call your senators today:
The Obama administration had refused to allow the sale of these weapons to Saudi Arabia unless and until it had changed its conduct in the war.
It hasn’t. And the humanitarian crisis there is only getting worse.
The Trump White House refuses to stand up for human rights – but Congress can. And that starts with you.