To: The United States House of Representatives

Tell @realDonaldTrump: Come to Congress Before You Attack Hodeida

Sign the Pocan-Amash-Lieu-Jones letter challenging Admin to show legal justification for participating in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

Why is this important?

U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's war and blockade in Yemen has brought Yemen to the brink of famine, with hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children facing starvation. [1] Instead of ending the carnage, some in the Trump Administration want to get the U.S. directly involved in Saudi Arabia's war. [2] But this war has never been authorized by Congress. The Houthi Shia targets of the Saudi war aren't "associated forces" of Al Qaeda. On the contrary: Al Qaeda has fought alongside Saudi Arabia against the Houthis, and Saudi Arabia's war against the Houthis has strengthened Al Qaeda. [3] Since Congress has never authorized this war, direct U.S. participation would violate the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution.

Now Reps. Mark Pocan [D-WI], Justin Amash [R-MI], Ted Lieu [D-CA], and Walter Jones [R-NC] are leading a bipartisan letter challenging the Administration to show its legal justification for direct participation in the Saudi war against the Houthis without Congressional authorization. Building support for this letter is a step towards invoking the War Powers Resolution to compel the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the conflict.

Urge your Representative to sign the Pocan-Amash-Lieu-Jones letter by signing our petition.

References:
1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/hundreds-of-thousands-of-yemeni-children-are-nearing-starvation/2017/02/23/f01ead8a-f850-11e6-aa1e-5f735ee31334_story.html
2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-weighs-deeper-involvement-in-yemen-war/2017/03/26/b81eecd8-0e49-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html
3. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/25/the-u-s-backed-war-in-yemen-is-strengthening-al-qaeda.html

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Reasons for signing

  • The Saudi Arabian war on Yemen has caused one of the greatest humanitarian crisis yet. For us to become involved, would only escalate the war, and increase the disaster.
  • I am sick and tired of senseless war and I think we should just make it a thing of the past. It's time for world peace.
  • There is no justification for creating greater hardship for the people of Yemen.

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