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Recent Action Alerts
Over the past two weeks members of the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced several important measures that could limit or end US military involvement in the war in Yemen. These bills have a very good chance of passing, but only if we all urge our members of Congress to sponsor and support them. You already know that the Yemeni people are facing famine and unspeakable suffering because of this war. The warring parties won't be able to reach a peaceful settlement until foreign interventions and meddling end. That's why we’re asking you to write and call your senators and your representative today. Here's what's on the table:
Yesterday, in a dramatic shift against current US involvement in Yemen’s civil war, 63 senators voted to discharge S.J.Res. 54 to the floor. Though a milestone in the struggle to end US complicity in Yemen’s conflict and resulting humanitarian catastrophe, we need to caution that the Senate has only voted, so far, to have a debate on the resolution. Already, some senators who supported the resolution’s discharge because of public pressure and media coverage are looking for a way to duck the final vote when it occurs next week. So we need you to keep calling and emailing until the bill passes the Senate!
Recent news summaries
July 20-26: Houthis and coalition trade airstrikes, offshore oil tanker threatens to spill
Saturday, July 20
San’a was rocked by several powerful explosions following air raids by the Saudi-led coalition on Saturday. The strikes ostensibly targeted Houthi air defenses and ballistic missile sites. On the same day, the Houthis claimed to have carried out drone attacks on military targets at King Khalid Air Base in southwestern Saudi Arabia. According to Houthi spokesman Yahya Sarei, the drone attacks targeted radar installations and military positions at the air base near the city of Khamis Mushait. There was no comment from the Saudi-UAE coalition on the rebel claim.