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No Arms Deal for #MohammedBinFamine While Food Blocked At Yemen's Hodeida

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No Arms Deal for #MohammedBinFamine While Food Blocked At Yemen's Hodeida

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Oppose the Saudi arms deal. Press Saudi Arabia to open Yemen's Hodeida port to food aid to avert famine.
There are currently 6,996 signatures. NEW goal - We need 7,500 signatures!

Petition Background

While President Trump has lunch with Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman, [1] children in Yemen are starving to death. Stephen O'Brien, the United Nations' top aid official, has demanded that Yemen's Hodeida port, currently blockaded and attacked by Saudi Arabia, be opened to food imports to avert famine. [2] 53 Members of the House have urged Secretary of State Tillerson "use all U.S. diplomatic tools to help open the Yemeni port of Hodeida to international aid humanitarian aid organizations to allow them to import food, fuel, and medicine into northern Yemen and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children who face starvation." [3]

The Trump Administration wants to sell Saudi Arabia weapons that were put on hold by President Obama. Senator Rand Paul [R-KY] and Senator Chris Murphy [D-CT] oppose the sale. "I don't know why we would give them precision-guided munitions that allow them to target civilians more efficiently,” Senator Murphy said. [4]

Urge your Representative and Senators to oppose the Saudi arms deal by signing our petition.

References:
1. http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/14/news/economy/trump-saudi-deputy-crown-prince-oil-tech-defense/
2. http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/usgerc-stephen-o-brien-statement-security-council-missions-yemen-south-sudan-somalia; http://webtv.un.org/search/stephen-obrien-ocha-on-the-humanitarian-situation-in-yemen-somalia-kenya-and-south-sudan-security-council-7897th-meeting/5355321872001
3. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/join-unreliefchief-bolivia_o?r_by=1135580
4. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/03/congress-showdown-saudi-arms-sales-bombs-yemen.html

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