Yemen needs COVID-19 aid

Yemen needs COVID-19 aid

Yemen has spent the past five years embroiled in a brutal war with a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.S. Already, countless innocent lives have been lost. To make matters worse, Yemen’s weakened state means the country has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The people of Yemen have suffered far too long, and we will not let Congress ignore their struggle any longer. Along with our ally the Yemeni Alliance Committee, we are declaring July 15 to be a National Day of Action for Yemen.

Urge your representative and senators to demand USAID to restore aid to all parts of Yemen immediately and ensure the Sanders-Lee-Murphy and Malinowski amendments for Yemen are included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)!

Don’t let your activism stop there. There is more you can do to help the people of Yemen:

SPONSORS of the July 15, 2020, Day of ActionFriends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Action Corps NYC, Freedom Forward, Students for Yemen, Just Foreign Policy, CODEPINK, Demand Progress, Win Without War, AAAN, USPCN, STAND NOW, Chicago Area Peace Action, Students for Justice in Palestine (Chicago), Mass Peace Action, Peace Action NYS


Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

Dear Reps,

As your constituent, I urge you to take action to support the people of Yemen. For the past five years, Yemen has not known peace, having been embroiled in a bloody civil war with a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.S. Additionally, years of violent destruction and a severe blockade mean the country is not adequately equipped to handle the coronavirus pandemic. The country has already suffered so deeply, and with each day that passes without action, more innocent lives are lost.

That is why I am writing to you today with three requests. First, to demand USAID restore and expand aid to all parts of Yemen in this critical moment. Second, to ensure the Sanders-Lee-Murphy and Malinowski amendments included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), thereby halting U.S. weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. Finally, I implore you to do everything in your power to halt U.S. support for the Saudi coalition and end our involvement in this brutal war.

The situation in Yemen is truly dire. I find it abhorrent that the United States would not only ignore Yemen’s struggle, but directly enable it. By working toward these three objectives, we have the opportunity to directly support the people of Yemen and help end the violence and cruelty they have endured for five years. Please stand up for the people of Yemen and end our country’s enablement of their suffering.

Sincerely,

Comments

  • Scarlett Richman
    signed 2020-07-16 18:41:01 -0400
  • Naseema Mall
    signed 2020-07-16 13:35:48 -0400
  • Ongd Africando
    signed 2020-07-16 11:58:20 -0400
  • Daniel Bieker
    signed 2020-07-16 10:54:18 -0400
  • John Miate
    signed 2020-07-16 09:03:54 -0400
  • Carol Buttet
    signed 2020-07-16 08:14:40 -0400
  • Alomar Denziro
    signed 2020-07-16 07:40:47 -0400
  • Lorraine Elletson
    signed 2020-07-16 07:23:47 -0400
  • Mick Venables
    signed 2020-07-16 06:32:08 -0400
  • A Tamay
    signed 2020-07-16 06:15:08 -0400
  • david horsley
    signed 2020-07-16 05:26:55 -0400
  • Ioannis Zivas
    signed 2020-07-16 04:35:00 -0400
  • Jacinta Houston
    signed 2020-07-16 03:40:11 -0400
  • conrad lodziak
    signed 2020-07-16 02:59:37 -0400
  • Sylvaine Wech
    signed 2020-07-16 02:49:00 -0400
  • Mohammerd Al Saleh
    signed 2020-07-16 02:33:10 -0400
  • Christopher Tuch
    signed 2020-07-16 01:53:04 -0400
  • Colin Maddock
    signed 2020-07-16 01:47:43 -0400
  • Judy Alter
    signed 2020-07-15 23:57:56 -0400
  • Gregory Gillis
    signed 2020-07-15 23:44:49 -0400
    Stop the violence now!
  • Kim D
    signed 2020-07-15 23:30:41 -0400
  • Mimi and willy van sreaaren
    signed 2020-07-15 23:10:49 -0400
  • Roberto Romo
    signed 2020-07-15 22:56:54 -0400
  • Maria Smith
    signed 2020-07-15 22:36:01 -0400
  • Richard Buckley
    signed 2020-07-15 22:19:48 -0400
  • Deanna Chitkara
    signed 2020-07-15 22:14:16 -0400
  • Matthew Genaze
    signed 2020-07-15 21:45:18 -0400
    A more educated and well fed world population results in new markets for American products and services and also helps stabilize the world politically and economically which allows the US to not get involved in foreign conflict. An investment now has 100 fold benefits for the US with a long term perspective.
  • Robin Davis
    signed 2020-07-15 21:33:00 -0400
  • Susan Wright
    signed 2020-07-15 21:26:03 -0400
  • Geraldine Gregg
    signed 2020-07-15 21:15:46 -0400
    I’m at a loss for words in the face of such barbarity!

Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

Dear Reps,

As your constituent, I urge you to take action to support the people of Yemen. For the past five years, Yemen has not known peace, having been embroiled in a bloody civil war with a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.S. Additionally, years of violent destruction and a severe blockade mean the country is not adequately equipped to handle the coronavirus pandemic. The country has already suffered so deeply, and with each day that passes without action, more innocent lives are lost.

That is why I am writing to you today with three requests. First, to demand USAID restore and expand aid to all parts of Yemen in this critical moment. Second, to ensure the Sanders-Lee-Murphy and Malinowski amendments included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), thereby halting U.S. weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. Finally, I implore you to do everything in your power to halt U.S. support for the Saudi coalition and end our involvement in this brutal war.

The situation in Yemen is truly dire. I find it abhorrent that the United States would not only ignore Yemen’s struggle, but directly enable it. By working toward these three objectives, we have the opportunity to directly support the people of Yemen and help end the violence and cruelty they have endured for five years. Please stand up for the people of Yemen and end our country’s enablement of their suffering.

Sincerely,

Will you sign?

//
236

people already signed

Who's signing:

  • Scarlett signed 27 days ago

  • Naseema signed 27 days ago

  • Ongd signed 27 days ago

  • Daniel signed 27 days ago

  • John signed 27 days ago

  • Carol signed 27 days ago

  • Alomar signed 27 days ago

  • Lorraine signed 27 days ago

  • Mick signed 27 days ago

  • A signed 27 days ago

  • david signed 27 days ago

  • Ioannis signed 27 days ago

  • Jacinta signed 27 days ago

  • conrad signed 27 days ago

  • Sylvaine signed 27 days ago

  • Mohammerd signed 27 days ago

  • Christopher signed 27 days ago

  • Colin signed 27 days ago

  • Judy signed 27 days ago

  • Gregory signed 27 days ago

  • Kim signed 27 days ago

  • Mimi signed 27 days ago

  • Roberto signed 27 days ago

  • Maria signed 27 days ago

  • Richard signed 27 days ago

  • Deanna signed 27 days ago

  • Matthew signed 27 days ago

  • Robin signed 27 days ago

  • Susan signed 27 days ago

  • Geraldine signed 27 days ago