Urgent Yemen Briefing and Action Steps: Stop the Saudi Arabia Arms Sales

Please join this important conference call to help prevent a further humanitarian disaster from happening in Yemen and stop the U.S. from selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

Monday, June 5th
5PM Pacific, 6PM Mountain, 7PM Central, 8PM Eastern

Dial-in Number: (605) 472-5575
Access Code: 944808
iPhone: (605) 472-5575, 944808#

 

Agenda (Eastern Times)

8:00 – 8:20 PM (20 mins) What you need to know about the Yemen crisis and Saudi Arabia arms sales – Kate Kizer, Director of Policy & Advocacy, The Yemen Peace Project (Bio Below)
8:20 – 8:30 PM (10 mins) Q & A
8:30 – 8:40 PM (10 mins) What you can do to end the war in Yemen? How can you stop the Saudi Arms sale? – Kate Gould, Legislative Representative for Middle East Policy, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) (Bio Below)
8:40 – 8:55 PM (15 mins) Q & A
8:55 – 9:00 PM (5 mins) Next Steps

Briefing Call Cosponsors:
CODEPINK
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
Just Foreign Policy
National Priorities Project
Peace Action
People Demanding Action
STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities
The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)
The Yemen Peace Project
United for Peace & Justice
US Labor Against the War
Win Without War

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About the Expert Briefers:

Kate Kizer

Director of Policy & Advocacy, Yemen Peace Project
Kate has worked on human rights and democratization in the Middle East for nearly ten years. Kate received her B.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from UCLA, studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo, and is currently an M.A. candidate at Georgetown University’s Democracy and Governance program. Kate has also traveled extensively in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and Syria. Her writing and commentary have been featured in numerous news outlets, including Reuters, Al Jazeera America, Middle East Eye, OpenDemocracy, and the Huffington Post.

Kate directs YPP’s policy and advocacy program to ensure US foreign policy in Yemen reflects the needs and interests of Yemenis and Yemeni Americans.

Kate Gould

Legislative Representative, Middle East Policy
Kate Gould serves as the Legislative Representative for Middle East Policy. Kate directs FCNL’s lobbying on Middle East policy, and is one of only a handful of registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C. working to support diplomatic solutions to disputes between the U.S. and Iran and the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Israel/Palestine.

Gould was profiled in 2015 as the “Quaker Lobbyist Behind the Iran Deal Fight,” by Congressional Quarterly, an outlet with readership that includes 95% of members of Congress. Kate’s analysis on Middle East policy has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, CNN, Reuters, AFP and other national outlets. Kate has appeared as an on-air analyst for various TV and radio programs, including the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News, The Thom Hartmann Show, The Real News Network and CCTV. She is a Political Partner at the Truman National Security Project, and serves as a board member of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship and Churches for Middle East Peace.

Before coming to FCNL, Kate taught Palestinian school teachers for AMIDEAST while coordinating a radio program on peacebuilding efforts at a joint Israeli-Palestinian think tank in Jerusalem. Kate also interned for Senator Jeff Merkley both in her hometown of Medford, Oregon and in his Washington, DC office. Kate is inspired every day by people she met in the Middle East who practice nonviolence in the face of so much violence: the Palestinian shepherds, Israeli rabbis, Palestinian women’s cooperative owners, therapists in Gaza treating children who have lived through three wars, and Syrian and Iraqi refugees who have started over to make a new life. Kate is a member of the Friends Meeting of Washington.


If you haven’t already, send a letter to Congress: No weapons to Saudi Arabia! No attack on Hodeida! Stop war crimes in Yemen!

 

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