ACTION ALERT: Call Speaker Ryan, Request Vote on JASTA

Speaker Ryan and Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman
Speaker Ryan and Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

9/11 family members and survivors have been fighting for nearly 15 years for the chance to present a courtroom case against Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in supporting the hijackers who killed nearly 3,000 people—but they need your help to make it happen.

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) would modify U.S. sovereign immunity laws in a way that would clear the path for the families and surviving victims of the attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. It passed the Senate by unanimous voice vote, but now we need the House of Representatives to vote on it—and your involvement can make it happen.

Please leave a voicemail for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan today.

Call 202-225-3031 and press 6 to leave a recorded message: “My name is _______ and I want Speaker Ryan to put the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act to the floor for a vote this week, before the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.”

Please take action right away: You can make this quick call any time of day. If you’d prefer to send a written message via the Speaker’s website, you can do so using this online form.  Extra credit: Call House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at 202-225-2915 and tell him the same thing.

Another Avenue for Achieving Transparency

The declassified 28 pages revealed many new connections between the Saudi government and the 9/11 plotters, but the executive branch is still concealing important information from the American people—from 80,000 FBI pages relating to the disappearance of a wealthy Saudi family in Florida that was in apparent contact with the hijackers to countless 9/11 Commission documents. Through the discovery process associated with a court case, the judicial branch may be our best shot to pry these documents loose and bring the full truth about Saudi links to 9/11 to light.

A Message for 9/11 Families: Speaker Ryan and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi have scheduled a 9/11 memorial event on the Capitol steps this Friday, September 9, at 10:30 am. Family members and survivors are planning to make their presence known at this event; depending on his actions this week, they will be there either to thank Speaker Ryan or to publicly embarrass him.

If you’re a family member interested in attending, please email to help the organizers gauge interest and plan for logistics, which may include transportation from the New York area.

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