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.