End U.S. Responsibility for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen (2015-now)


Crisis in Yemen continues with tens of thousands of people killed, 19 million people on the verge of starvation, and a raging cholera epidemic that has made more than half a million people ill. 

Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen and blocking key harbors so that food cannot get to the people. And the United States has sold hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons, including precision-guided munitions, to Saudi Arabia for its war on Yemen.  

An effort to get Congress to cut off a major weapons sale last spring failed, but work continues in the House, with resolution H.Con.Res.81, introduced by Congressmen Ro Khanna (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Walter B. Jones (R-NC).  

A vote in the full House of Representatives is expected November 2. Please call your Representative and ask them to vote YES on this resolution to end U.S. participation in this war and humanitarian crisis:  202-224-3121

United for Peace and Justice, with many allied groups, signed on to an NGO-sponsored letter in support of this resolution.

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