This afternoon 10 activists participated in a Peace Witness for the Yemeni People organized by CODEPINK Women for Peace.
As we entered each office wearing Santa hats, we sang "Stop selling arms to Saudis" to the tune of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" as well as two other annotated Christmas carols. We held pictures of starving and wounded infants. I was invited to read a Prayer in behalf of the Yemeni people suffering under mass bombing of civilian targets, cholera epidemic, and mass starvation, i.e. Genocide. We had substantive meetings with the legislative aides in four out of the five offices.In the Hart Building, we visited the offices of five Democratic senators who on June 13, 2017 voted to sell $510 of US-made military weapons to the Saudi Arabian dynasty. These five senators sabotaged the blocking of the weapons sale by four votes: Sen. Joe Manchin, WV, Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO, Sen. Joe Donnelly, IN, Sen. Mark Warner, VA, and Sen. Bill Nelson, FL.
Holy One, Mother of Life, Creatrix of us all, we pray for The Innocents of Yemen.
Their children are our children. Their people are our people.
We call upon You to grace this United States Senator.
Touch his heart. Re-shape his thinking with your Holy Wisdom.
Fill him with your compassion to Stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, to Stop the Genocide, to Stop the Slaughter of the Innocents, the little children and their parents, our Yemeni sisters and brothers.
Breathe into this United States Senator a Life-giving Spirit to stand for Peace. Amen
Janice Sevre Duszynska,
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
|Janice Sevre Duszynska ARCWP, 3rd from left) with CODE PINK Witness today|