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For more than 3 years, the U.S. has been supporting a vicious bombing campaign in Yemen carried out by a Saudi-led military coalition. The coalition’s airstrikes have killed thousands of civilians by indiscriminately bombing schools, hospitals, marketplaces and other vital infrastructure, creating what the United Nation's calls "the largest humanitarian crisis in the world." Congress has had no debate and no vote on authorization of U.S. involvement in Yemen's civil war. (Click here to read our Fact Sheet on Yemen's crisis). 

In November 2017, 366 members of the House supported a resolution stating that U.S. asisstance to Saudi Arabia in its war with Yemen is not authorized.  This was a non-binding resolution, but a hopeful sign of support. In 2018, we must increase pressure on Congress and urge them to end U.S. participation in Yemen's civil war. 

There are three bills that your representatives in Congress should be supporting. In the House, Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA-17), Walter Jones (R-NC-3), Thomas Massie (R-KY-4) and Mark Pocan (D-WI-2) have introduced a bipartisan bill invoking the War Powers Act to force a debate and a floor vote on ending U.S. participation in Saudi Arabia's disastrous war - H.Con.Res. 81. 

There is also "a joint resolution to provide limitations on the transfer of air-to-ground munitions from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia," sponsored by Senator Murphy (D-CT) in the Senate (S.J.Res. 40) and by Representative Lieu (D-CA-33) in the House (H.J.Res 104). 

 

Email your representatives NOW and urge them to support H.Con.Res. 81, H.J.Res. 104, or S.J.Res. 40, and bring and end to U.S. participation in this disastrous intervention.

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