The U.S. Senate voted last week to advance for further action a bill to end U.S. participation in the horrific war on Yemen. Although the bill includes a loophole, amendments can still be offered, the House must also pass it, Trump has threatened a veto, and compliance would have to be enforced, this remains a hugely important opportunity.
There's a reason that Trump has threatened a veto. There's a reason that Secretaries Mattis and Pompeo rushed over to the Senate to urge a "No" vote behind closed doors despite apparently having nothing persuasive to offer. The reason is that if Congress ends a war, Congress could end many other wars.
Help set just that precedent by clicking here to email your two Senators and your Representative!
Saudi Arabia's murder of one journalist is horrific. Its murder, in collaboration with the U.S. military, of thousands of men, women, and children by the busload in Yemen is, according to the United Nations and the European Union, currently the greatest human catastrophe on earth.
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The war that is destroying Yemen and threatening the death by starvation of millions of children is dependent on both the participation of the U.S. military (picking targets and refueling bombers) and U.S. weapons sold to Saudi Arabia. As a constituent, I insist that you must do the only decent thing and support legislation to end U.S. participation in the war (S.J.Res. 54 and H.Con.Res.138) and to block any further weapons sales from the United States to the Saudi government. Please speak out publicly and lobby your colleagues. There are many lives in the balance.
We can build on the current momentum and move Congress to end the war and to end weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. Click here to quickly email your Representative and Senators.
Back in March, Defense Secretary James Mattis claimed that the U.S. pulling out of the war would create more civilian deaths, rather than fewer. No Senator or Representative should be permitted to treat such nonsense as anything other than nonsense after these past eight months of killing.
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> H.Con.Res.138 Text and Cosponsors
> Sanders to Bring Back War Powers Resolution to End Unauthorized U.S. Military Involvement in Yemen
> David Swanson: Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen (Includes roll call of March 2018 vote)
> Shireen Al-Adeimi: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance has accomplished what 50,000 Yemeni deaths could not