Senate Yemen War Powers This Week!
We’re getting word that the Senate could vote THIS WEEK on a War Powers Resolution to bring an end to all U.S. support for the horrific humanitarian tragedy caused by the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
This is an all-hands-on-deck moment! Please sign and send this petition to your senators urging them to cosponsor the War Powers Resolution to end US support for the war in Yemen!
The Saudi-led war in Yemen has killed an estimated 377,000 people and exposed tens of millions of Yemenis to horrific famine. The United States has actively perpetuated this unconscionable war for the past seven years — but Congress has an opportunity to change that, this week!
So long as the US supports Saudi Arabia with billions of dollars in weaponry and military contracts, we are actively supporting a repressive regime that imprisons and murders dissidents and that is perpetrating the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
On the campaign trail, President Biden pledged to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-United Arab Emirates-led war in Yemen. Since then, the U.S. has continued to approve billions of dollars in weaponry and military contracts to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In August, President Biden approved an additional $5.2 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
After eight years of war, hundreds of thousands of Yemeni civilians have died, 2 million children are suffering from acute malnutrition, a blockade is preventing food, fuel, aid, and medical supplies from reaching the Yemeni people, and airstrikes continue to bombard civilian infrastructure.
Both the House and Senate have passed Yemen War Powers resolutions in recent years, only to have them vetoed by former President Trump. With all the uncertainty the upcoming new Congress will bring in the coming year, this could be our last best chance to fully commit the U.S. to end all participation in this brutal war. This is a pivotal time for the Yemeni people, and an opportunity to help end the greatest humanitarian crisis on our planet.