Sign the petition: Demand Congress cease any funding for the war in Yemen!
August marked the first anniversary of an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels that killed dozens of people, including children.
The people of Yemen, and others throughout the region, are suffering from human rights violations at the hands of the Saudi and Emirati governments, aided by Trump.
The U.S. must withdraw support and help end this war. We must stop supporting war crimes!
Trump has vetoed five bills this year -- four of them have dealt with U.S. support for the Saudi and UAE monarchies and their role in the now four-year-old brutal war and humanitarian nightmare in Yemen.
Congress’s next move will come in September, when the House and Senate will meet to finalize a version of the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). A conference committee of Representatives and Senators is meeting right now to hash out the final details. But this legislation must include House amendments aimed at limiting the US war in Yemen, and prohibiting US arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates related to this war.
Many in Congress understand the need for accountability for these abuses and want to do what they can to blunt the path we’re on. The NDAA provides that opening and it’s now up to the champions inside and outside of Congress to fight for it.Sign the petition: Demand Congress include amendments in the NDAA to stop all funding for U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen.
From: [Your Name]
We demand that the NDAA stop all funding for US involvement in the war in Yemen. We cannot continue to fund this brutal, inhumane war. It is up to us to help end it now!