Pull Out of War in Yemen

Yesterday, the House voted to end military assistance to Saudi Arabia in the Yemeni conflict. The measure would force the US to withdraw from Yemen, under the authority of the 1973 War Powers Act.

This vote is a rebuke against our and the Saudi’s involvement in the conflict, as well as a condemnation of the President’s continued closeness with the Saudi government after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. This is more than a dig against Trump, however – the Yemeni conflict is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time.

Last December, the Senate passed a similar measure which died in the then-Republican-controlled House. Now the Senate will have to vote again, but this time Republicans may be more reluctant to go against Trump as he has already threatened to veto the measure.

Let’s make sure that our Senators vote and fight for this measure to pass, and thank our House Representatives for making it a priority.

ACTION: End U.S. Involvement in Yemeni Conflict

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE:

Rep. Pramila Jayapal — DC: 202-225-3106; Seattle: 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith — DC: 202-225-8901; Renton: 425-793-5180

Sample Script:

Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm a constituent calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I am calling to thank {Representative} for voting to end U.S. involvement in the Yemeni conflict. The Yemeni conflict is a humanitarian catastrophe, and I am proud that my representative has taken steps to end it or force Trump to publicly address it.

CALL BOTH SENATORS:

Sen. Patty Murray — DC: 202-224-2621; Seattle: 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell — DC: 202-224-3441; Seattle: 206-220-6400

Sample Script:

Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm a constituent calling from {CITY, ZIP}. Yesterday, the House passed a resolution that would end U.S. involvement in the Yemeni conflict and send a strong message to the White House. The Yemeni conflict is a humanitarian catastrophe, so I am calling to urge {Senator} to prioritize voting for and passing this resolution in the Senate. Thank you.

Background:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/us/politics/yemen-war-saudi-arabia.html

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-116hjres37ih/pdf/BILLS-116hjres37ih.pdf

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/02/13/rebuke-trump-house-approves-measure-force-u-s-yemen-withdraw-saudi/2854241002/

GOOD NEWS: The Seattle Public School Levies Passed!

Read more here:

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2019/02/12/38871762/tk-school-levy-election-results-post

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/seattle-public-schools-levies-passing-by-wide-margins/