Tell Congress to pull America out of Yemen's civil war!

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:

Call your senators today and tell them to vote for SJRes 42

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!

Call your Senator at 1-855-68 NO WAR and say: "I'm a constituent and I oppose selling Saudi Arabia more bombs that have been used to kill civilians in Yemen. Please vote for S.J.Res.42!"

Tell Congress to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Last weekend, the Trump administration notified Congress of its intent to renew sales of precision-guided munitions (PGMs) to Saudi Arabia, reversing the Obama administration’s decision to halt such sales due to the munitions’ use against civilians in Yemen. Resuming arms sales to Saudi Arabia while the Saudi-led coalition continues to target civilians and civilian infrastructure with US weapons doubles down on an already tried-and-failed US policy, risks aiding and abetting the coalition’s likely war crimes in Yemen, and violates US and international law.

The YPP condemns the administration’s decision to unconditionally arm Saudi Arabia and calls on Congress to block the sale. Help us send our message to Congress by signing this petition today!

It's town hall time again!

Congress is in recess this week and next, and many members of Congress will be holding town hall meetings in their home districts. 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 suggested questions below. Visit the Town Hall Project to find an event in your area.

Tell your representatives: stop the White House from going to war in Yemen!

Tell your Representatives: Say ‘NO’ to US participation in an unauthorized war in Yemen!

The White House is deciding RIGHT NOW whether the US will provide military support to the Saudi- and Emirati-led offensive to take control of Yemen’s al-Hudaydah seaport that’s controlled by the Houthi-Saleh alliance.

A military offensive on al-Hudaydah would be a humanitarian CATASTROPHE: 70 percent of imports and humanitarian aid enters the country through al-Hudaydah.

This offensive will cut off the aid access to the port, literally threatening the lives of millions of Yemeni civilians – especially the 7.3 million already on the brink of famine.

The YPP joins a broad coalition of NGOs, the United Nations, and several US lawmakers in opposing American support for this offensive because we know the humanitarian suffering it will cause. But we need your help to sound the alarm in Congress.

Tell your Representatives: Stop the White House from going to war in Yemen!

Al-Hudaydah is not just a seaport, but also a major city. That means if the Saudi-led coalition moves forward with the offensive, thousands of civilians are likely to be killed, injured, and displaced.

US participation in this offensive will increase US complicity in the coalition's violations of international humanitarian law and possible war crimes, and threatens to embroil the US in a costly war that has received no public debate or input from Congress.

That’s why a bipartisan group of US Congressmen – Mark Pocan (D-WI), Justin Amash (R-MI), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Walter B. Jones (R-NC) – are asking their congressional colleagues to demand that the president seek congressional approval before escalating US involvement in Yemen’s war.

Click here to send a message to your representatives urging them to sign this letter to President Trump. American escalation in Yemen could cost millions of lives.

Ask your representatives about Yemen & US policy

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.

Tell Congress to stop Trump’s march to war

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.

Help us fight Trump's Muslim ban in the Senate

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!