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End the Illegal U.S. War in Yemen


November 21, 2018

The Saudi-led war in Yemen has plunged the country into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Fourteen million Yemenis– half of the country’s population – are on the brink of famine. Every ten minutes, another child in Yemen dies from a preventable disease.

End U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Support S.J.Res.54.

The U.S. has a vast amount of leverage to help stop these atrocities, starting with ending U.S. military support for this unconscionable war. The Trump administration’s decision to halt mid-air refueling for the Saudi coalition is a step in the right direction. Now Congress must cement this victory by barring refueling as a matter of law, rather than one of presidential discretion, that can be reversed at any time. In addition, the United States must stop providing military intelligence and training to the Saudi-led coalition. Before the end of the year, the Senate plans to reconsider S.J.Res.54 – a bipartisan Sanders-Lee-Murphy bill that would end U.S. direct support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Last March, the resolution was supported by 44 Senators, just seven votes shy of a majority.

  • Congress has never authorized the use of U.S. military force in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, making such participation illegal and unconstitutional.
  • The Saudi-led war in Yemen is creating an unconscionable humanitarian crisis, and Congress must use its leverage to end U.S. support for Saudi-led atrocities.
  • Congress has the power to end illegal U.S. involvement in the conflict by invoking the War Powers Resolution.
  • Please cosponsor and vote in support of S.J.Res.54 to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

For further information, contact Liz Bajjalieh, liz@fcnl.org