Weapons of war bring nothing but death. By announcing the removal
of the U.S. from the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the Trump administration is
signaling to the rest of the world that the U.S. is no longer at the forefront
of protecting human rights and reducing human suffering. The Senate must ratify
the ATT to protect the sacredness and dignity of
every person by ensuring that the U.S. is committed to building secure peace and
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Ratify the Arms Trade Treaty
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a person of faith, I believe God is alongside victims of violence. The Arms Trade Treaty has been an effective tool and policy of international, multilateral nonviolence supported by churches around the world. For this reason, I urge the U.S. Senate to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty of 2013 and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and rogue states.Irresponsible arms transfer and illicit arms flows fuel brutal conflicts around the world, in countries such as Yemen and Syria. It also supplies armed violence, organized crime, and terrorism in countries such as Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. If we don't want illegal weapons coming to the U.S. border, the United States should ratify the Arms Trade Treaty.As your constituent, I urge you to ratify, not remove, the United States' role as a signatory of the Arms Trade Treaty. By ratifying the Arms Trade Treaty, you would boldly affirm the image of God inherent in all people and build secure peace and justice. Thank you for taking action on this important issue.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]