Coalition of More Than 100 National Organizations Calls on Congress to Support Yemen War Powers Resolution
A coalition letter was released today calling on congressional lawmakers to support the Yemen War Powers Resolution. Today’s letter reinforces the message a similar coalition expressed in an April letter on the same issue.
The letter was signed by over 100 national organizations, including Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ.
Over two months since the UN-brokered truce in Yemen expired, violence on the ground is escalating, and there is still no formal mechanism preventing a return to all-out war. In an effort to incentivize Saudi Arabia to stay at the negotiation table, the groups urge members of Congress to “bring the war powers resolutions to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen – led by Representatives DeFazio, Jayapal, Schiff, Mace, and Senator Sanders, and cosponsored by over 130 members of the House and Senators – to the floor of your respective chambers during the 117th Congress.”
We applaud Senator Sanders for announcing he will bring this resolution to the floor for a vote in the lame-duck session and our groups are ready to support its passage.