Today I took part in a demo at the LA Federal Building, sponsored by Code Pink and ICUJP. We called on our elected officials to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia until they cease bombing children and other civilians in Yemen,
Please let your elected officials know where you stand. Here's what I wrote to my elected officials today:
The U.S. government is supposed to follow the Arms Export Control Act, which requires that U.S. arms transfers be used only for self-defense, internal security, and in United Nations sanctioned operations; the Foreign Assistance Act, which bars military aid and arms sales to countries with poor human rights records; and the Export Administration Act, which regulates the sale of items with both civilian and military uses.
Clearly the Saudis are in violation of these Acts and weapon sales should be curtailed until they are in compliance.
Call your Congressperson (202-224-3121) urging them to invoke War Powers Act to force congressional vote ending US participation in Saudi war crimes in Yemen