Yesterday, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 54, which, if passed, would require President Trump to remove all US personnel from their activities in support of the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen. Specifically, the resolution would prevent the US administration from literally fueling Yemen’s civil war by halting the in-flight refueling of, and other logistical support to, coalition air raids that have targeted numerous schools, markets, and homes. The resolution will also reassert Congress’ power to approve and oversee the president’s deployment of the armed forces, as mandated by the War Powers Resolution. This is our best chance yet to end America’s involvement in a war that has killed more than 10,000 Yemeni civilians, displaced 3 million more, and brought about the world’s worst humanitarian disaster with 8 million people at risk of famine!
Today we need to send a message to Congress: step up and end US involvement in the war in Yemen. This resolution is guaranteed a floor vote by law within the next two weeks, so your timely intervention is vital to its passage.You can help make sure that Congress averts further suffering in Yemen and reasserts its constitutional war powers authority in just a few easy steps:
First, click the "start writing" button to automatically send an email to your senators.
Next, to make sure your senators hear you loud and clear, give their office a phone call as well.
My name is [your name] and I live in [your town]. I would like Senator __________ to co-sponsor the Sanders-Lee 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.
- 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:
- When you’re done, call the switchboard again and ask for your other senator.
To learn more about this resolution, you can read our full statement here and visit the "Stop the War" micro-site (stopthewar.us) we’ve set up in partnership with 14 other organizations. The YPP helped lead the effort to get this resolution introduced, but we need your help to make sure it passes!
Thank you for taking action to end the war in Yemen!
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