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Today’s Action: End our Illegal War in Yemen

The United Nations has called the war in Yemen “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time.” More than 22 million citizens now urgently depend on international aid to survive. And two weeks ago, the Senate voted to table a resolution that would have ended America’s illegal contributions to this crisis.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been sieging Yemen with airstrikes and intentionally causing starvation for years — a Yemeni child under five dies every ten minutes. And the US has provided the weapons and air-strike-support to Saudi Arabia, despite never being authorized by Congress or debated by the public.

In a show of rare nonpartisan cooperation, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a resolution to withdraw our unauthorized military support. But most Senate Republicans, joined by ten Democrats, voted to shove it under the rug without debate.

Today’s action is two-fold:

  1. Check your Senator’s voting record. A YEA vote was the vote to continue the war in Yemen without discussion.
  2. Call or email your Senators. Tell the NAY’s thank you – and urge them to push again for the resolution. Ask the YEA’s why they’re comfortable letting 1.8 million children under 5 remain on the brink of starvation.

Our Constitution gives only Congress the power to declare war. And yet, without even seeking approval, the US continues to participate in a war that has left more than 10,000 civilians dead, 40,000 wounded, fifteen million without access to clean water, and nearly 60 percent of the population with no reliable access to food.

Our participation in this crisis is unconscionable and inhumane, and it needs to stop now.

  1. Check your Senator’s voting record. A YEA vote was the vote to continue the war in Yemen without discussion.
  2. Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators. Tell the NAY’s thank you – and urge them to keep pushing this agenda. Tell the YAY’s they’ve got blood on their hands.

No more lives lost — end this illegal war.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding a refund for the public money Trump wasted on his golf outings, and join the Americans demanding Congress protect Dreamers NOW!

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