Since March 2015, the United States has supported the Saudi-led coalition’s military intervention in Yemen. The military intervention has taken at least 10,000 lives since March 2015, with the Saudi-led coalition responsible for 2/3 of civilian deaths in the conflict, including the deaths of over 600 children in 2016 and 2017. The U.S. has supported the coalition with arms sales, refueling of Saudi warplanes, and targeting assistance.
The conflict has caused a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Today in Yemen, with a population of 27 million, 22 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid, 18 million are food insecure, 8 million are steps away from famine, and there are 1 million cases of cholera, representing the largest cholera outbreak in human history. The United States should not support the bombing of a population that is sick, starving and on the brink of collapse. Our representatives should support the Yemen War Powers Resolution bill to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Call your senators today and demand that they support S.J.Res. 54.
Call Rob Portman at 202-224-3353
Call Sherrod Brown at 202-224-2315
Hi, my name is [NAME] and my address [ADDRESS]. I’m calling today to demand Senator Jerry Moran support [H.C.R. 81 for House/ S.J.Res. 54 for Senate] legislation to end all U.S. assistance for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The United States should not support the bombing of a population that is sick and starving. This war was never authorized by Congress, so we should not be involved.
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