The Saudi-led war in Yemen has killed an estimated 377,000 people1 and exposed tens millions of Yemenis to horrific famine.2 The United States has actively perpetuated this unconscionable war for the past seven years — but Congress has an opportunity to change that, right now.
The Senate will vote on a War Powers Resolution that would end US support for the war in Yemen as soon as next week. Demand Progress and our allies are calling on Congress to change course on this humanitarian disaster right now. Our senators need to hear from us: Support the Yemen War Powers Resolution!
Tell your senator: This is URGENT! We urge you to cosponsor, and in vote in support of, the War Powers Resolution to end US support for the war in Yemen!
So long as the US supports Saudi Arabia with billions of dollars in weaponry and military contracts, we are actively supporting a repressive regime that imprisons and murders dissidents,3 that is helping Russia fund its war in Ukraine,4 and that is perpetrating one the world’s worst humanitarian disasters.
President Biden has promised to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for cutting oil production, a clear act of aggression against the US and alliance with Russia, but we’ve yet to see any action.5 Congress has the opportunity to pull US support for Saudi war crimes, but our senators must act now.
Tell your senator: This is URGENT! We urge you to cosponsor the War Powers Resolution to end US support for the war in Yemen!
- Campaign Against Arms Trade, “The war on Yemen’s civilians,” February 15, 2022.
- World Food Programme, “Yemen emergency,” November, 2022.
- AP News, “US moves to shield Saudi crown prince in journalist killing,” November 18, 2022.
- Bloomberg, “How the World Is Paying for Putin's War in Ukraine,” June 1, 2022.
- New York Times, “Biden Vows ‘Consequences’ for Saudi Arabia After Oil Production Cut,” October 11, 2022.