The Syria Solidarity Movement® is a member of the Hands Off Syria Coalition. We support this petition and this legislation, and hope you will, too. Please sign and forward.
Dear Friends of Peace and Justice,
Hands Off Syria Coalition and several other national peace organizations in the United States have jointly initiated a public campaign in support of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s STOP ARMING TERRORISTS ACT (H.R. 608), which she originally introduced to the Congress on December 8, 2016.
H.R. 608 is a bipartisan bill, which has been endorsed by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California), Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont), Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-North Carolina), and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Florida).
Rep. Gabbard’s Stop Arming Terrorists Act is aiming “To prohibit the use of United States Government funds to provide assistance to Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and to countries supporting those organizations…”. More specifically, it demands that “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds made available to any Federal department or agency may be used to provide covered assistance to Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, and ISIL, and any individual or group that is affiliated with, associated with, cooperating with, or adherents to such groups.”
We believe that Congresswoman Gabbard’s bill is a very courageous and important first step toward ending the U.S. Government’s policy of forced regime change in other countries with the help of terrorist organizations. This policy has led to endless wars in the past decades, and has cost trillions of dollars at the expense of American taxpayers.
H.R. 608 has been referred to both the House Intelligence Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Given the present state of politics in our country, the chance of these committees approving the bill seems very slim in the absence of massive public expression of support for it.
For this reason, we strongly urge all supporters of peace and justice in the United States to sign this joint petition in support of Rep. Gabbard’s bill. Your signed petition will be immediately emailed to the 65 members of both committees of the House of Representatives.
To sign the petition, please click on the link below:
We also urge you to share this link with as many people and organizations as you can and encourage them to add their signatures to the petition.
Together, we can make a difference.
Hands Off Syria Coalition