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

  • Janice Chalmers
    signed 2020-07-15 21:07:32 -0400
    Stop this murder and torture NOW
  • Walter Hoffmann
    signed 2020-07-15 20:48:38 -0400
  • Mark Brooker
    signed 2020-07-15 20:45:50 -0400
  • sucy varughese
    signed 2020-07-15 20:37:40 -0400
  • Jelica Roland
    signed 2020-07-15 20:29:55 -0400
  • William Fast
    signed 2020-07-15 20:25:55 -0400
  • Sam Mostoufi
    signed 2020-07-15 20:15:24 -0400
  • Martin Oliver
    signed 2020-07-15 20:06:19 -0400
  • Ali Azam
    signed 2020-07-15 20:02:06 -0400
  • Stephanie Trasoff
    signed 2020-07-15 19:52:35 -0400
  • Muhsin Harakeh
    signed 2020-07-15 19:07:41 -0400
  • Debbie Shillam
    signed 2020-07-15 18:41:20 -0400
  • Stephen Johnson
    signed 2020-07-15 18:30:26 -0400
  • Toni Hamitlon
    signed 2020-07-15 17:38:32 -0400
  • Douglas Newman
    signed 2020-07-15 17:35:53 -0400
  • Mary Zack
    signed 2020-07-15 17:26:35 -0400
  • Leslie Harris
    signed 2020-07-15 17:14:00 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2020-07-15 17:02:28 -0400
    No borderwall Bridges only please
  • Leslie Pfost
    signed 2020-07-15 16:53:09 -0400
  • Sherrill Futrell
    signed 2020-07-15 16:46:50 -0400
    We’ve destroyed their country. Let’s not murder them too.
  • Riley Brannian
    signed 2020-07-15 16:43:11 -0400
  • clara legene
    signed 2020-07-15 16:41:20 -0400
  • Tab Buckner
    signed 2020-07-15 16:30:47 -0400
    FAR too many people are dying due to U.S. policies. It’s time to restore aid NOW!!!
  • Jorge Sorger
    signed 2020-07-15 16:02:41 -0400
  • Charlotte Williams
    signed 2020-07-15 16:00:59 -0400
    SUPPORT YEMEN STOP THE GENOCIDE
  • Barbara Wiltz
    signed 2020-07-15 15:58:19 -0400
  • Giovanni Comoli
    signed 2020-07-15 15:39:19 -0400
    Yemen is witnessing the worst humanitarian disaster ever seen. Persuing this suffering for money and just because Iran helps the Houthis is criminal and ridiculess. This, with other acts, are prompting countries to not follow the US anymore.
  • Mike McElroy
    signed 2020-07-15 15:35:49 -0400
  • Guy Liston
    signed 2020-07-15 15:31:59 -0400
  • Mary Jones-Giampalo
    signed 2020-07-15 15:19:15 -0400

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,

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