Oppose Saudi Arabia arms deal to end war in Yemen
The Defense Department notified Congress August 9 of a proposed sale of tanks and armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia. Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has led a U.S.-backed coalition fighting in Yemen. According to Amnesty International, more than 3,000 civilians have been killed during the conflict, including 700 children. 2.4 million Yemenis have been internally displaced by the fighting, with 83% of the population now dependent on humanitarian assistance for survival.Oxfam says this proposed arms transfer would signal that the U.S. seeks to escalate the Yemen war rather than seek a negotiated resolution to the conflict. Congress has a 30-day period during which it can block or modify the sale. Urge Members of Congress to advocate for blocking the sale by signing our petition.