Saudi Arabia's war and blockade has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine and caused the worst cholera outbreak on record, with a million malnourished children at risk from cholera. Every 10 minutes a child in Yemen dies of preventable causes like malnutrition and diarrhea. When UNICEF's director was asked how to end Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe, he simply said: "Stop the war."
Your Representatives in Congress can provide crucial leadership to help end Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe. Tell them to vote yes on H. Con. Res. 81, the bipartisan resolution calling for an end to the unauthorized U.S. participation in this war. A vote on ending U.S. participation in Saudi Arabia's famine-producing war will go to the floor.
Cosponsors (23): Massie, Pocan, Jones, Conyers, Lieu, Capuano, Ellison, McGovern, Lee, Raskin, Jayapal, Gabbard, Bass, Pallone, DeFazio, Nolan, Lofgren, Cohen, Slaughter, Blumenauer, Norton, Dingell, Walz
Endorsing groups: CODEPINK, MoveOn.org, Avaaz, CREDO, Win Without War, Yemen Peace Project, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Just Foreign Policy, FreedomWorks, Peace Action, Nonviolence International, DemandProgress, Oxfam America
Endorsing public figures: Bruce Ackerman, Yale Law School; Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School; Barbara K. Bodine, U.S. Ambassador to Yemen (1997-2001); Mickey Edwards, former Member of Congress (R-OK); Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1997); Danya Greenfield, Freedom House; Kristen Breitweiser and Monica Gabrielle, September 11th widows and advocates; Margaret Satterthwaite, NYU School of Law; Philip G. Alston, NYU School of Law; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University; Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (ret.), former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell; Robert Weissman, Public Citizen; creative artists Danny Glover, Mark Ruffalo, Eve Ensler, and Martin Sheen.