Take Action on Yemen: Tell Your Rep. To Support War Powers Resolution

A coalition of antiwar groups is leading a week of action to push for an end to the war in Yemen and is urging Americans to contact their Representatives and tell them to support H.J. Res. 87, a War Powers Resolution that was introduced in the House on May 31.

Call 1-833-Stop-War to get connected to your Representative’s office. Visit 1833stopwar.com for instructions on what to say.

Demand Progress put together a helpful list where you can see if your Representative supports the bill.

H.J. Res. 87 would end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen by directing the president “to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Houthis in the Republic of Yemen.”

“Hostilities” as defined by the bill include “sharing intelligence for the purpose of enabling offensive coalition strikes” and “providing logistical support for offensive coalition strikes, including by providing maintenance or transferring spare parts to coalition members flying warplanes engaged in anti-Houthi bombings in Yemen.”

The Resolution came after the most successful ceasefire since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen with support from the U.S. in 2015. Fighting has been reported on the ground and the humanitarian situation is still dire, but for over two months, no coalition airstrikes have been recorded in Yemen.

H.J. Res. 87 has already received 85 cosponsors, including nine Republicans. Now is the time to get this legislation to President Biden’s desk and end this brutal war that has taken at least 377,000 lives.

For more information on the war in Yemen check out these frequently asked questions from the Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Antiwar.com is proud to have joined over 100 organizations in endorsing the War Powers Resolution.

6 thoughts on “Take Action on Yemen: Tell Your Rep. To Support War Powers Resolution”

  1. OK — stop the duppoft for war on Houthis.

    What about the rest of Yemen territory?

    After ceasefire deal was reached between Saudis and Zaidi Yemen, former North Yemen, and extended already once — now US choses to send military to Yemen? Why? Exactly which Yemen?

    US never helped Saudi Arabia. US was/is helping its own goals. And tve key goal was and remains — control of straits that connect Ded Sea to Indian Ocean. For tge same reason US would not let go of Somalia.

    Now, the explanation for taking US troops to Yemen has nothing to do with Houthis. IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE CONTROL OF THE SOUTH YEMEN VARIOUS GOVERNORATES.
    And the misdion is a lie. Presumably, chase some AQAP and ISIS. AQAP never existed. It was an excuse to eliminate some strong anti-American politicians and preachers. Any leader that publicly advocates independent South and resistance to US conntrol, oposition to bases, etc is Al-Qaeda. Now ISIS is even funnier. Saudis stolled support by end of 2017, snd remnants in Syria remained till 2018 — mostly because it was presumably SDF territory snd Syria or Russia were not able to destrky ISIS in American confrolled territory. What ISIS in South Yemen.

    So, now that Saudis and Houthis have may be cjt a deal
    a deal could be reached with South. That would be a catastrophy for US. So, time to bring chaos to South. And prevent Saudis from controlling the Bab Al Manded straits.
    The idea is to control and threaten all Asia bound trade — Egylt. Sudan and Saudi Arabia would be affected.

    It is not over until US military. soldiers, private contractors. ships, planes snd other imilitary assets ftom Yemen. All Yemen.

  2. I’ll email and call. Whatever works. Just hoping the Senate won’t kill it like last time. BTW, if your Congressclown is a cosponsor, like mine is, thank him or her. Can’t hurt.

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