Petition President Obama to end illegal arms trafficking to Mexico

15 July 2011

Mexico is experiencing the worst bloodshed in its modern history, with over 34,000 people killed in drug-related violence since 2006. This violence has brought devastation and grief to thousands of families across Mexico and is being fueled by weapons flowing illegally from the United States to Mexico. According to statistics from the U.S. government, more than 80% of the weapons that were seized in Mexico and submitted for tracing between 2004 and 2008 came through the United States.

Mexican civil society has formed an energized movement calling for peace, justice, and a rebuilding of the social fabric that has been severly damaged by ongoing violence. As part of this larger movement for peace, please join with Mexican organizations Alianza Cívica, Propuesta Cívica, Cencos, and Evolución Mexicana, along with WOLA and other U.S. organizations to petition President Obama to take action to end illegal arms trafficking to Mexico.

The petition calls on the Obama administration to take three concrete actions that would help reduce the violence in Mexico and also make communities in the United States safer. Sign the petition, promote it on your Facebook or Twitter, and add your voice to the movement for peace in Mexico. Help us reach 10,000 signatures!