Ask Congress to Oppose the Bahrain Arms Deal
While the U.S. has been vocal about human rights abuses in Libya, Syria, and Iran, the Administration has been mostly quiet about the harsh crackdown against the democracy movement in Bahrain, a U.S. ally. Victims of the crackdown have demanded that the U.S. show consistency and speak forcefully about human rights abuses in Bahrain. Instead, the Pentagon intends to sell $53 million worth of armored Humvees and anti-tank missiles to Bahrain, an action likely to be interpreted in Bahrain as a U.S. seal of approval on the anti-democracy crackdown of Bahrain's government.
Representative Jim McGovern and Senator Ron Wyden have introduced a joint resolution of disapproval to block the Pentagon's planned arms sale. Broad Congressional support for this resolution would increase pressure on the Administration to speak up about human rights in Bahrain.
Ask your Representative and Senators to add pressure on the Administration to change its policy on Bahrain by signing the McGovern-Wyden resolution.