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Recent Action Alerts
Right now we have an unprecedented opportunity to help end America’s disastrous involvement in Yemen’s civil war. Congressmen Khanna (D-CA), Massie (R-KY), Pocan (D-WI), and Jones (R-NC) just introduced House Concurrent Resolution 81, which, if passed, would require the withdrawal of all US military assets and personnel from the conflict in Yemen. This our chance to change the course of a war that has killed more than 10,000 Yemeni civilians, displaced 3 million, and brought about the world’s worst humanitarian disaster!
This is our chance to send a message that we want Congress to step up and end US involvement in the war in Yemen. This resolution is guaranteed a floor vote by law, but right now House leadership--under pressure from the White House and Saudi Arabia--is trying to stop the vote from happening. We need your help now to make sure HCR 81 reaches the floor.
You can help make sure this legislation passes in just a few easy steps:
Saudi Arabia has been using US-sold weapons against civilians in its war in Yemen. Now the Trump administration wants to sell Saudi Arabia more bombs with no conditions on how they are used.
Thankfully, Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Al Franken (D-MN) have introduced legislation to block the sale and are demanding a full Senate vote.
But Mitch McConnell just scheduled the vote for TOMORROW to hurt the resolution's chances!
Recent news summaries
In a phone call on Saturday, President Trump and King Salman discussed the attempted Houthi missile attack on the Riyadh airport, and Trump stated that he supported selling more military equipment to Saudi Arabia.
The BBC reports that a coalition airstrike in Sa'dah killed approximately 26 people. The strike targeted a crowded market of civilians, including children.
The BBC reports that a ballistic missile fired from Yemen was intercepted near Riyadh. No casualties were reported.
A new report from the Congressional Research Service shows that the Trump administration has relaxed government standards for arms sales to countries with dubious human rights records. A recent arms sale to Saudi Arabia, despite the country’s role in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, is one example of the Trump administration’s willingness to ignore human rights concerns.