This week Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is bringing Senate Joint Resolution 54 up for a vote! This bipartisan resolution ends US support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war crimes in Yemen, but it won’t pass without your continued, vocal opposition to US complicity in perpetuating the conflict!
Click the “start writing” button to contact your senators now!
S.J.Res.54 directs President Trump to withdraw US Armed Forces from hostilities in Yemen. Responding to mounting political pressure, the administration has belatedly ended refueling support for coalition aerial missions responsible for 60 percent of recorded civilian casualties in Yemen’s war – but they still provide targeting assistance, and US military personnel are still working with their Saudi and UAE counterparts in the coalition’s command center in Riyadh to keep the air campaign going. Because Congress has never authorized this support, it can exercise its war powers authorities to halt it, further curtailing the coalition’s ability to bomb school buses, hospitals, and wedding parties. A bipartisan group of senators initially introduced this measure in the spring, with leadership moving to table it on a 55-44 vote. The atrocities committed between then and now, including a coalition offensive on Hudaydah city that is directly undermining UN efforts to mediate a ceasefire, make this resolution more pressing than ever.
American bombs are killing Yemeni children. American officials are providing diplomatic cover for a famine in Yemen. This resolution is a vital step toward ending the United States’ enabling of the worst of the war’s violence. We urge you to contact your senators and demand that they support the passage of this resolution. Yemeni lives quite literally hang in the balance, and your voice can help ensure that further suffering in Yemen is diminished.
To make sure your senators hear you loud and clear, give their office a phone call as well.
Call the congressional switchboard (202)-224-3121.
Ask to be connected with one of your senators (not sure who that is? Choose your state here).
When you’re connected with your senator’s office, say:
My name is [your name] and I live in [your town]. I would like Senator __________ to support the Sanders resolution to require the President to remove all US personnel from the civil war in Yemen. America’s participation in this war is exacerbating a horrific humanitarian crisis, and it’s time for our government to work for peace.
When you’re done, call the switchboard again and ask for your other senator.
Thank you for taking action to end the war in Yemen!
To learn more about this resolution, visit the “Stop the War” micro-site (stopthewar.us) we’re supporting in partnership with 16 other organizations. The YPP helped lead the effort to get this resolution introduced, but we need your help to make sure it passes!