1. Action Alert
  2. Middle East & Iran

End U.S. Support for Starvation in Yemen

By Kate Gould, March 1, 2018

The U.S. is literally fueling the largest humanitarian crisis in the world today. The Saudi jets bombing Yemeni civilians and infrastructure are doing so thanks to U.S. refueling of their planes and information from U.S. intelligence sources.

This war has created the largest cholera outbreak in recorded history and brought more than 8.4 million people to the brink of starvation.

Contact your senators to end the illegal U.S. war in Yemen.

As early as next week, your senators will vote on whether to continue this military support. A bipartisan resolution, introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders (VT), Chris Murphy (CT), and Mike Lee (UT), would end unauthorized U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Because this resolution challenges U.S. involvement under the War Powers Act, the Senate must vote on it later this month.

Urge your senators to vote in support of the resolution.

The U.S. is part of this war in large part because of lobbyists funded by the Saudi government and pressure from defense contractors doing business with Saudi Arabia. Ending U.S. support will take many people working together. That’s why we are teaming up with a coalition of groups, including Win Without War, Demand Progress, and Daily Kos to support this legislation to end a destructive, illegal war.

Will you help end the famine-inducing war in Yemen?

When you enter your phone number, you’ll automatically be connected to your senators’ offices and guided through a simple call script. As I visit Senate offices to lobby for this bill, (S.J. Res. 54) I’ll make sure they know how many calls are coming in from their pro-peace constituents.

Kate Gould

  • Legislative Director, Middle East Policy

Kate Gould served as FCNL's Legislative Director for Middle East Policy. Kate was 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.