ACTION ALERT: Stop the Deadly, Illegal War in Yemen

September 28th, 2018 - by admin

Medea Benjamin / CODEPINK – 2018-09-28 22:32:33

Tell Congress: Stop Fueling War in Yemen
Medea Benjamin / CODEPINK

(September 28, 2018) — Yemen is facing a massive humanitarian catastrophe and we need your help to stop it. American aid is crucial to the Saudi war effort, and removing our assistance would limit Saudi attacks and maybe even push them to the negotiating table.

The Saudi bombing of 44 children in Yemen is still fresh in our memory and the country remains the worst humanitarian catastrophe on earth. That is why we’re supporting a new bill in the House to force a vote to end US participation in the war on Yemen.

Email your Representative to tell them to support the War Powers Resolution to end US participation in the US-Saudi-Al-Qaeda war on Yemen. US weapons, targeting, and refueling are crucial to the Saudi war effort. Removing US participation would severely limit Saudi attacks and maybe even end the war.

Here’s the language that will be sent to Congress:
As your constituent, I urge you to take action to end American complicity in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. We cannot sit by while our government increases suffering in a country devastated by conflict, cholera, and famine. I strongly urge you to co-sponsor and support the House War Powers Resolution introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna. The privileged resolution would end US military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

ACTION: Click here to help win this one for peace!

After signing the petition, please use the tools on the next webpage to phone your Representative and to share the petition with your friends. Congress has no power to legalize a war, as war is illegal under the UN Charter and the Kellogg-Briand Pact. But Congress does have the power to stop a war and to do so quickly. Yemeni lives are in the balance.

Towards peace,
Medea and the entire CODEPINK team

End the US-Saudi War on Yemen
Mark Ruffalo / Stop the War – US

This video was originally made to advocate for the Senate War Powers Resolution, earlier in 2018. General principles and facts remain the same.