Women getting a taxi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (file image)

Kudos to the fourteen US women Senators who just sent a letter to Saudi Arabias King Abdullah supporting the movement there to allow women to drive.

The letter was spearheaded by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.), and was alsosigned byDianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine).

Heres the text of the letter. It speaks for itself, but this bears repeating:

“As women members of the United States Senate, we write in support of the increasing number of Saudi women and men calling for the removal of the driving ban on women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As you know, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world with such a ban on women driving, and maintaining such a restriction stands in stark contrast with the commitments your government has made to promote the rights of Saudi women.