During this week's congressional recess, many members of Congress are holding town hall meetings in their home districts. Other members have similar events scheduled for next week or next month. We encourage you to attend a town hall in your district and ask your representative or senator about America's involvement in Yemen, and the treatment of Yemenis and Yemeni Americans here in the US. We've listed a few great questions below. Use this spreadsheet to find a town hall meeting near you.
President Trump and his advisors demonstrated last month that they are willing to take military action in Yemen without any regard for the safety of civilians or the strategic value of a given operation. Now Trump and the Defense Department are threatening to directly involve America’s military in Yemen’s civil war, and even put American boots on the ground in Yemen, with NO input from Congress. We need your help to stop this march to war.
Yemen has been devastated from two years of civil war and constant bombardment by the Saudi-led coalition, with US support. Further military escalation could commit Americans to an outright war in a country whose civilians face constant violence and widespread malnutrition, and whose displaced can no longer seek refuge inside America’s borders.
By invoking the War Powers Resolution, Congress can intervene and stop the Trump administration from escalating US military operations in Yemen into an all-out war that can’t be won. We can’t afford to sit by and let a trigger-happy Trump administration recklessly escalate this conflict without so much as a public debate!
Please sign this petition to demand Congress take action to stop Trump from going to war in Yemen.
As we wrote last week, President Trump's executive order freezing immigration and refugee resettlement is counterproductive and morally wrong. We encourage you to use the form below to urge your US senators to take action. President Trump's executive order on immigration that suspends the US refugee program and resettlement of Syrian refugees, and bans immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, is un-American and possibly unconstitutional. This order is creating massive chaos around the world, hurting the world's most vulnerable populations, and keeping families from being reunited.
Leading Senate Democrats Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) have both introduced legislation to immediately repeal and defund this order. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to let it come to the floor for a vote – even though a growing contingent of Republican Senators are calling Trump's Muslim ban a threat to our national security and makes Americans around the globe less safe.
Congress needs to hear from you to take action to overturn Trump's Muslim ban executive order.
Please fill out your information below, and customize and send a letter to your Senators demanding they take action to repeal Trump's executive order now!