U.S. tax dollars are being spent to create the worst humanitarian crisis on the globe — and we now have a chance to stop it. Yemen now has some hope.
For years, following the destabilization created by a U.S. drone war on Yemen, the U.S. military has been helping to target Saudi strikes on Yemen, and refueling mid-air the Saudi planes provided by a U.S. company with U.S. approval.
Now, beyond the widespread death, destruction, and disease epidemics, 8 million Yemenis are on the brink of famine.
But Sanders and Lee have introduced a resolution to cut off U.S. participation in this war. Will you join our movement and urge the Senate to pass this resolution?
Make no mistake: This is a United States war in Yemen.
With United States support, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are deliberately using starvation as a weapon of war in Yemen and allowing diphtheria and cholera to ravage the country. A Yemeni child dies every ten minutes from famine or disease.
Like the drone war before it, this war is also making Al-Qaeda and ISIS stronger, even according to the U.S. intelligence agencies.
This resolution is our best chance to end U.S. support for this unconscionable, human-made crisis — but we only have a few days to make sure your Senators vote for this bill.
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