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End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen

By Kate Gould, March 7, 2018


Urge your senators to vote for S.J. Res. 54, the Sanders-Lee-Murphy legislation to end the illegal U.S. war in Yemen.

Urge Your Senators to Vote for S.J.Res.54

By supporting this legislation, your senators can invoke the War Powers Act to help end US involvement in the devastation of Yemen

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During the month of March, the Senate is expected to vote on withdrawing U.S. armed forces from the Saudi-led war in Yemen. March marks the third anniversary of this devastating war, which has plunged Yemen into the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. As the Senate prepares to vote, millions of lives hang in the balance. Nowhere in the world does Washington have more leverage to stop millions of people from starvation than in Yemen, where more than 8 million people are on the verge of starving to death.

Press Release Senate Set to Vote in March on Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Action Would End U.S. Complicity in Largest Global Humanitarian Crisis

A bipartisan trio of Senators—Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT)—has introduced legislation to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen that has driven the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Because this war has never been authorized by Congress, the War Powers Resolution guarantees that this bill will get a vote on the Senate floor within weeks.

At every major juncture, the war has been enabled by Washington. U.S. pilots are refeuling U.S.-made bombers as they drop U.S.-made bombs on Yemeni men, women, and children, and the the hospitals, water sanitation facilities and other civilian infrastructure that they depend on. As the coalition continues to bomb Yemeni hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods, it is also blocking food, fuel, and other essential imports from getting into Yemen.

Under this legislation, no longer would U.S. pilots serve as gas station attendants in the sky to refuel Saudi and UAE bombers that rein down terror on Yemeni men, women, and children.

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Update Trump pressures Saudi Arabia on Yemen blockade 

Kate Gould, legislative director for Middle East policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, said Trump’s statement Wednesday was a welcome development.

FCNL in the News The largest humanitarian crisis in the world 

“Those bombs are being dropped on markets and weddings and funeral homes and water treatment facilities that are creating the kind of humanitarian crisis that I should talk about,” Gould said.

FCNL in the News US senators want vote to end support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen war 

“Under this legislation, no longer would U.S. pilots serve as gas station attendants in the sky to refuel Saudi and UAE bombers that rein down terror on Yemeni men, women and children,” said Kate Gould, of the anti-war advocacy group Friends Committee on National Legislation.

FCNL in the News Echoes of Colin Powell: Nikki Haley’s recent Yemen push mirrors the Bush Iraq intelligence failures 

"Intelligence is, of course, supposed to be used to make a decision," Kate Gould, the Legislative Director for Middle East Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation told Salon. "Not to market political propaganda, and that's what we're seeing on display here."

Kate Gould

  • Legislative Director, Middle East Policy

Kate Gould is FCNL's Legislative Director for Middle East Policy. Kate is one of only a handful of registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C. working to advance human rights objectives and support diplomatic solutions to resolve disputes between the U.S. and Iran and the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Israel/Palestine.