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.
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.