Some of our allies in Congress are reviving the effort to invoke the War Powers Act for Congress to vote on whether the U.S. is authorized to continue its support for the war in Yemen. A new bipartisan bill to force a floor vote to end the illegal Yemen war was introduced in the House by Reps. Khanna, Massie, Smith, Jones, Pocan, and twenty-one other Reps. The bill is now posted at Congress.gov, where you can see the co-sponsors.
Please, contact your Representative today and ask them to co-sponsor this critical legislation.
There are key members of the House Democratic leadership backing the bill: Adam Smith, the top Democrat on Armed Services; Steny Hoyer, the number two Democrat in the House; Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on Foreign Affairs; Nita Lowey, the top Democratic appropriator.
There's no excuse for any Member of Congress not to back this bill. This war is unconstitutional. It was never authorized by Congress, in violation of the War Powers Clause of the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973.
In addition to emailing, we need you to call your Representative today and ask them to cosponsor and support H.Con.Res 138, the War Powers Resolution on the U.S. role in the war in Yemen. Here's all you need to do:
Call the Capitol Switchboard today at 202-224-3121.
Follow instructions to reach your Representative in the House of Representatives, and then say (in your own words to the extent possible):
My name is ______________, and I'm a constituent from __________ (your city). I'm calling to urge Representative ____________ to cosponsor H.Con.Res 138, the War Powers Resolution on the U.S. role in the war in Yemen. It is time for Congress to take back its constitutional authority in authorizing U.S. wars. Please, co-sponsor the War Powers Resolution to end the U.S. role in the war in Yemen.
Thanks for all you've done to help end the suffering in Yemen.