The United States is STILL involved in the war in Yemen. Tell Congress to introduce a new War Powers Resolution to bring US involvement to an end!
Since the Yemen war started in 2015, the situation in Yemen quickly spiraled into what the UN refers to as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” For years, the United States was funding, arming, and assisting the Saudi coalition as they bombed and starved Yemenis. However, because of activists like you, the tides began to change here in the U.S. The Pentagon recently reported that the US is still allowing contractors to do repairs and spare parts transfers for the Saudi Royal Air Force! A War Powers Resolution effort, which is Congress’s way of reclaiming war-making powers from the President, is desperately needed until we know ALL U.S. support for the Saudi coalition has stopped.
A couple of years ago, a historic WPR for Yemen passed. The WPR that passed was bipartisan and made it through the House and Senate only to be vetoed by then-President Trump. Chances are, your representative and senators want to end the war in Yemen.
What’s at stake here is about 400,000 Yemeni children who will starve under Saudi Arabia’s suffocating blockade. The US allowing spare parts transfers and repairs is so important because the Saudi Royal Air Force could not function without them. The warplanes that the US is letting contractors repair are the ones that fly over the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a and drop bombs on families. That is unacceptable.
Peace activists like you have brought us to this point. We need a new War Powers Resolution, and your representative should lead the next bipartisan WPR. I hope the next time you hear from me, it will be in celebration and an end to US complicity in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
Danaka, Ariel, Carley, Ally, Ann, Carley, Ciara, Cody, Emily, Farida, Grace, Jodie, Kelly, Leila, Leonardo, Madison, Mary, Marcy, Michelle, Moses, Nancy, Paki, Sana, and Teri