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Stop the deaths in Yemen

A civil war has ravaged Yemen for nearly three years, following years of political turmoil. Saudi Arabia, in coalition with several other Gulf nations and with U.S. backing, began airstrikes in March 2015 trying to influence the outcome of the civil war.

Three years later, Yemen is one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises.

Call your senators today and tell them to support bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). This legislation (SJRes 54) would put an end to U.S. participation in the war.

Our partners at the Friends Committee on National Legislation have set up a toll-free number you can call. Just dial 833.786.7927 and follow the prompts to be connected with your senators.

Saudi-led airstrikes are the leading cause of civilian casualties. The U.S. military — without authorization from the U.S. Congress — aids these airstrikes by providing midair refueling bombers, intelligence, logistical support and targeting assistance. In addition to the deaths, the airstrikes have destroyed vital infrastructure, leading to the most extensive and fastest-growing cholera outbreak ever documented in modern history.

In addition to the airstrikes, a blockade has been set up preventing food, medicine, and essential goods from getting to civilians. More than 8 million people are on the brink of starvation.

The crisis is real, and there is something you can do about it. Call your senators and tell them to support the Sanders-Lee-Murphy resolution to end U.S. participation in this war.

Dial 833.786.7927 and follow the prompts to speak with your senators.

When someone answers the phone, directly say, “I am a constituent and I do not want the United States involved in an unauthorized war in Yemen. The war has caused the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with millions of people on the brink of starvation and in need of assistance. I strongly urge the senator to support SJRes 54, the Sanders-Lee-Murphy binding resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.”

For more information on the devastation in Yemen, watch this heartbreaking video of schoolchildren in Yemen talking about the war. You can also read this FAQ from the Yemen Peace Project, Win Without War and the Friends Committee on National Legislation.