Ask the House to end U.S. participation in the war in Yemen

The Senate has been rejecting White House overreach this week, including voting to end unauthorized U.S. participation in the Saudi-backed war in Yemen.

This is a stunning rebuke of the Trump administration’s corrupt complicity in Saudi crimes, and a massive step toward strengthening the democratic checks and balances that are supposed to govern U.S. war-making. Now, it’s time to finish the job.

The House has already passed this bill once. Now, for procedural reasons, the House must pass the same bill again. It is crucial that Democrats stick together and vote down any motions to recommit that Republicans might introduce to keep this historic bill from going to the president’s desk. It is time for Congress to come together, stand up to the executive branch and restore the powers it was constitutionally given. Congress has an obligation to rein in Trump’s authoritarian tendencies and prove that the government still works for the people.

Today's Action: Ask our Representatives to End the War in Yemen

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 calling from {CITY, ZIP}. Last month, {REPRESENTATIVE} voted to end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen, and on Wednesday, the Senate voted to end the war, too. Now, the House needs to vote again, and I want to ask {REPRESENTATIVE} to make sure that a clean bill to end the war makes it to Trump's desk. Vote down any motions to recommit that Republicans might introduce.

Bonus Action: Thank our 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 calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I want to thank the Senator for voting to end the unauthorized war in Yemen and for voting to end Trump's fake national emergency. Please tell her to keep up the great work!

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43rd Legislative District Town Hall - Saturday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Calling all residents of the 43rd LD! State Rep. Nicole Macri and Speaker Frank Chopp, plus State Senator Jamie Pedersen will be holding a town hall on Saturday at the Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave E, Seattle WA 98122).

The location is served by the 2, 9, 11, 12, 43, and 60 bus routes, and the Link Light Rail. A paid parking lot is located behind the church.

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