Freedom Forward works closely with allied organizations and communities to help end U.S. alliances with nondemocratic governments.

June 18, 2020: U.S. Congress | Oppose New U.S. Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E (text and pdf)

  • Freedom Forward and a coalition of organizations released a letter urging the U.S. Congress to block all armed sales to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. and to fundamentally downgrade the U.S. relationship with both monarchies.

June 2, 2020: Saudi Arabia| Letter to management consultant companies (text and pdf)

  • Freedom Forward and a coalition of human rights organization ALQST and ten other NGOs in calling for McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, and Oliver Wyman to condemn Saudi Arabia’s planned megacity, NEOM, on account of the vast human rights violations involved in the project. All three companies are contracted for strategic advice on the NEOM project.

May 15, 2020: Saudi Arabia | Joint statement on Saudi women’s rights advocates (text and pdf)

  • Freedom Forward joined a coalition of sixteen other organizations in denouncing the Saudi government’s detention of Saudi women’s rights activists. May 15, 2020 marks the two-year anniversary of this detention.

May 11, 2020: USA | Letter to Trump and Biden (text and pdf)

  • Freedom Forward joined a coalition of 51 organizations calling on President Trump and former Vice President Biden to adopt a new, humane foreign policy.

April 18, 2020: Saudi Arabia | Letter to Women 20 (W20) delegates (text)

  • A coalition of human rights and peace organizations is urging the W20 “Women 20” and W20 delegates to end their silence on Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations. The W20 “Women 20” is one of multiple engagement groups that consult to the G20. The G20 is hosted by Saudi Arabia this year.

April 11, 2020: Yemen | Join statement on the ceasefire in Yemen (text and pdf).

  • 59 NGOs from across the world released a statement cautiously welcoming the recent ceasefire of hostilities in Yemen, and calling on all parties to reach a comprehensive and inclusive political settlement to the current conflict.

February 11, 2020: Iran | Letter to U.S. Senators (text and pdf).

  • Along with over forty partner organizations, Freedom Forward urged Senators to vote “Yes” on the war powers resolution by Sen. Tim Kaine, which would prohibit any use of U.S. Armed Forces against Iran unless expressly authorized by a declaration of war or specific authorization for military action against Iran.

December 12, 2019: Yemen Letter to U.S. Congress leaders (text and pdf).

  • Along with several partner organizations, Freedom Forward urged leaders in Congress to retain Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger’s amendment (which called for an end to US support in the Yemen War) in the final version of the FY 2020 Defense Appropriations bill.

December 10, 2019: NDAA | Joint statement on the release of the FY 2020 NDAA conference report (text and pdf).

  • Freedom Forward joined Win Without War, as well as dozens of other organizations, in releasing a statement criticizing the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report for its lack of oversight measures and its bloated $738 billion budget.

December 3, 2019: Yemen | Letter to Representative Adam Smith (text and pdf).

  • Freedom Forward joined with various organizations and individuals (including actor and activist Mark Ruffalo) to urge House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith to advocate for measures to end the United States’ involvement in the Yemeni Civil War.

October 24, 2019: NDAA | Letter to Democrats in the U.S. Congress (text and pdf).

  • Freedom Forward, along with dozens of other partner organizations, urged Congressional Democrats to remain firm in their commitments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) reforms outlined in H.R. 2500.

July 23, 2019:  UAE | Letter to US Tennis Association (text and pdf).

July 23, 2019:  UAE | Letter to Endeavor (text and pdf).

  • 10 organizations urged Endeavor to end the United Arab Emirates sponsorship of the July 2019 Silicon Valley Classic.  The brutal UAE monarchy is a sponsor of the Silicon Valley Classic women’s tennis tournament via the UAE Mubadala investment fund.  Endeavor company IMG owns and operates the event.

July 9, 2019:  Yemen | Letter to U.S. Congress leaders (text and pdf).

  • Freedom Forward and 40+ organizations urged U.S. congressional leaders to stop U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.-led Yemen war by passing important amendments to the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

June 8, 2019: Yemen | Letter to U.S. Congress leaders (text and pdf).

  • 45 groups across the foreign policy and human rights sectors called on Congressional leaders to “suspend the transfer, sale, and authorization for license” of weapons in Yemen for at least two years, and generally scale down U.S. involvement in the Yemeni Civil War.

May 21, 2019: Iran | Letter to U.S. Congress leaders (text and pdf).

  • 64 organizations, including Freedom Forward, called on Congressional leaders to immediately stop escalating tensions with Iran.

May 11, 2019:  UAE | Letter to Anti-Defamation League (text).

  • Freedom Forward and allies called on the ADL to cancel their May 14th event “celebrating tolerance” with the brutal monarchy of the United Arab Emirates.
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