Yemen: ¡Presente!

While the world is focused on the war in Ukraine, another vicious and devastating war grinds on with no end in sight in Yemen, creating what is likely the largest humanitarian crisis in the world today.

Some months ago Tuesday, March 1 was designated as another national day of protest to call for an end to U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen and express solidarity with the people of Yemen.

The specific demands are that Congress:

  • Call on Saudi Arabia and the UAE to Lift the Blockade, Opening Airports and Seaports. Speak to President Biden by March 1st to insist he use his leverage with Saudi Arabia to press for the unconditional and immediate lifting of the devastating blockade.
  • Pass a War Powers Resolution. Co-sponsor – or introduce if it has not yet happened – a Yemen War Powers Resolution before International Women’s Day on March 8th, if the blockade of the country has not yet been lifted, to stop war support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Stop Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Oppose further arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE while the blockade starves the people of Yemen.
  • Support the People of Yemen. Call for the restoration and expansion of humanitarian aid.

The full text of the call and a list of endorsers can be found here.

MRSCP has endorsed this call. Please send a message to your congressional representatives.


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