On August 9, a US made bomb was used to kill over 40 children on a school bus in Yemen. Their story is one among thousands of civilian casualties inflicted in Yemen by the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition. Despite the heavy loss of civilian life, and the coalition’s repeated violations of international humanitarian law, the US government continues to provide logistical and refueling services to the coalition and to defend the actions of the Saudis, the Emiratis, and their allies on a global stage. On September 10, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo even certified that the coalition was taking “demonstrable steps” to reduce civilian harm and ease the humanitarian crisis, a bad-faith response to Section 1290 of this year’s NDAA that guarantees further refueling assistance to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
This week, a bipartisan group of representatives led by Ro Khanna (D-CA) introduced House Concurrent Resolution 138, which invokes the War Powers Resolution of 1973 to direct the president to remove any United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. While Sec. Pompeo may evade placing the conditions on assistance previously mandated by Congress, H.Con.Res.138 eschews half measures for a complete withdrawal of support, and can challenge the administration’s unlawful actions in Yemen. But the resolution won’t move without your continued advocacy, which is slowly turning the tide in Congress!
Your representatives need the impassioned input of constituents to decide. You can take action in a few easy steps:
Click on the "start writing" button to automatically send an email to your representative.
To make sure your voice is heard, call the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
Ask to be connected with your representative (not sure who that is? Click here).
When you’re connected with your representative’s office, say: "My name is [your name] and I live in [your town]. Representative __________ must vote for House Concurrent Resolution 138 to withdraw US support for Saudi-led coalition war crimes in Yemen. America cannot continue to assist with the bombing of children or fueling the continuation of this terrible war.
Thank you for helping us end America’s support for the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition’s war crimes!