1. Action Alert
  2. Middle East & Iran

Promote Peaceful U.S. Policy towards Yemen

By Kate Gould, November 16, 2016

Constituent voices are needed now to stop the U.S. from fueling war in Yemen. Your voice has the power to move Congress to end U.S. complicity in this war. Take action!

The U.S. is literally fueling the bombing of civilians in Yemen.

Pressure from constituents can help catalyze an end to the U.S. role in enabling the violence.

The U.S. is providing refueling for the Saudi jet bombers that have rained down bombs on Yemeni markets, schools, factories, residential neighborhoods, and other civilian areas. The Saudi-led coalition bombed four Doctors without Borders hospitals in a single year.

The violence has ravaged Yemeni society, with 7.6 million Yemenis suffering from malnutrition and 3 million suffering displacement. Despite the clear connection between U.S. arms to Saudi Arabia and Yemeni civilian suffering, the U.S. continues to sell billions of dollars of munitions to Saudi Arabia.

But congressional dissent of U.S. support for the Saudi military is growing.

On September 21, 27 Senators voted to block a $1.15 billion weapons deal to Saudi Arabia, in the midst of the U.S. backed, Saudi-led coalition’s indiscriminate attacks on Yemeni schools, hospitals, markets, and other civilian areas. Check how your Senator voted.

Take Action: Respond to your Senator's Vote

Respond to your senators’ votes, thanking them if they supported the measure to block weapons from Saudi Arabia, and expressing your disappointment if they voted against it.

Take Action: Urge Lawmakers to cosponsor new legislation

End U.S. Complicity in Saudi-Led Yemen War

Urge Lawmakers to Cosponsor SJ Res 40

Contact Congress

Please call your Senators and Representatives in Washington and tell them to support: S.J. Resolution 32 (in the Senate) and H.J. Resolution 90 (in the House), that would end U.S. bomb transfers to Saudi Arabia until the President certifies that Saudi Arabia has stopped its indiscriminate killing of civilians and facilitated humanitarian aid access to all parts of Yemen.

Learn More

Press Release FCNL Applauds 27 Senators Who Voted to Block Saudi Arms Deal 

While Saudi Arabia bombs hospitals, schools, and other civilian areas in Yemen, the U.S. is set to finalize a $1.15 billion arms deal with Riyadh.

FCNL in the News Stop the Saudi Slaughter 

The United Nation's recent announcement of a 72 hour truce in Yemen is a step forward, but it is not enough. To stop the bloodshed for more than three days, Washington must fully commit to cutting off weapons transfers if Saudi Arabia refuses to end its war on civilians there.

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.