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To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Congress: Stop supporting Saudi-led war in Yemen

Stop U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen that is killing civilians and leaving millions on the brink of famine. And work toward ending all military aid and arms sales to countries with human rights abuses, like Saudi Arabia.

Why is this important?

Last year in Yemen, more than 60 children between the ages of 8 and 14 were hit by an airstrike led by the Saudi coalition with American bombs. [1] The students were on a field trip. Twenty-nine people—mostly children—were killed. [2]

This type of callous disregard for human lives has been at the forefront of the Saudi-led, U.S.-supported war in Yemen. All while the Department of Defense and the Trump administration take Congress's silence as tacit approval to continue participating in a conflict that was never authorized by the House or Senate. [3]

Not only has the fighting caused civilian casualties, these attacks are responsible for one of the worst humanitarian crises right now, according to the U.N. Millions of people in Yemen are on the brink of starvation because of ongoing attacks by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Our tax dollars and U.S. bombs are contributing to this unnecessary ongoing conflict. This can't continue to happen on our watch.

Most recently, the Senate passed the Yemen War Powers resolution to bring this conflict to an end. It's time for the House to do the same.

Tell them what you know: The U.S. is supporting a coalition that is bombing children in Yemen, and that support must end now.

Children should have the ability to be children no matter where they are in the world. The reckless actions of our government and Saudi Arabia shouldn't take that away.

Stop the war. Save the kids.

Sources:

1. "Airstrike by U.S.-backed Saudi coalition on bus kills dozens of Yemeni children," The Washington Post, August 9, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/airstrike-by-us-ally-on-bus-carrying-yemeni-children-kills-and-wounds-scores/2018/08/09/c047e55e-bbc6-42ff-a5db-4bd2e629f0b6_story.html?utm_term=.4b7a9b57d331

2. "Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen," CNN, August 10, 2018
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/09/middleeast/yemen-bus-intl/index.html

3. "Pentagon to Congress: You Can’t Stop Us from Fueling Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen," Project on Government Oversight, March 9, 2018
http://www.pogo.org/blog/2018/03/pentagon-to-congress-you-cant-stop-us-from-fueling-saudi-arabias-war-in-yemen.html

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Updates

2020-06-28 16:23:18 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2020-06-15 20:35:36 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

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