Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement
Feb. 14, 2018
Historic Chance to End US Involvement in the War in Yemen
We have a historic opportunity in the coming weeks to end United States complicity in the crisis in Yemen.
U.S involvement in Yemen was never authorized by Congress. Congress has the power to use a resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. It invokes the War Powers Resolution of 1973 that was passed in the wake of Vietnam to empower Congress as the sole body that can declare war. This legislation is our best chance to end America’s role in this unconstitutional war and push for peace, which is the only significant way to relieve the suffering of the Yemeni people. Click here to read more about the ongoing civil war in Yemen.
A bipartisan group of members of Congress has filed Yemen war powers legislation in both the House and the Senate. Last December, the Senate passed this very same legislation on a vote of 56-41. However, former House Speaker Ryan blocked the House from voting on the resolution. But now under new House leadership, there is a clear path toward votes on the House and Senate floor.
Click here to send a message to your members of Congress urging them support this legislation.