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Stop Yemen War March 2018 Campaign

Call Our Senators to End the US-Backed Carnage in Yemen

Senators Gary Peters  202-224-6221        
Debbie Stabenow  202-224-4822                    

I am ____________ from ____________, MI.  

Please vote YES on Senate Joint Resolution 54 to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen.  Congress has the authority to stop this war so the worst humanitarian crisis can be addressed.

Please vote NO on Senate Joint Resolution 55 because it undermines 54.

Thank You.

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The original sponsors of this bipartisan legislation are Senators Bernie Sanders, Christopher Murphy, and Mike Lee.  Co-sponsors include Senators Dianne Feinstein, Patrick Leahy, Edward Markey, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Richard Blumenthal.

WRITE Your Senator

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Dear Senator Stabenow,

Re: Senate Joint Resolution 54 

Please vote YES on Senate Joint Resolution 54 to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen

S.J. Res. 54 invokes the War Powers Act to bring about a vote early next week on whether or not to end unauthorized U.S. military involvement in Yemen's civil war.

The original sponsors of this bipartisan legislation are Senators Bernie Sanders, Christopher Murphy, and Mike Lee.  Co-sponsors include Senators Dianne Feinstein, Patrick Leahy, Edward Markey, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker.

For about three years, the U.S has been providing military support - targeting assistance, intelligence sharing, and mid-air refueling - for the coalition of nations led by Saudi Arabia to defeat Yemen's Houthi rebels in their civil war.

The results have been catastrophic for the civilians of Yemen.  Roughly, three quarters of Yemen's population - 22 million people - need humanitarian aid.  More than eight million are on the brink of starvation, and a million have cholera.  The coalition bombings along with ongoing blockades of Yemen's ports have made the coalition largely responsible for what the United Nations is calling the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet.  Since the coalition has been indiscriminately bombing Yemen, destroy schools, hospitals, and other infrastructure, the U.S. bears some responsibility for this huge problem.  Furthermore, U.S. war making fuels extremism and creates more enemies. 

Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution and the 1973 War Powers Act give Congress the power to authorize war.  Given that U.S. support for the coalition is occurring with our armed forces, there is no question that Congress has the authority to act.

The 2,000 members of Peace Action of Michigan want Congress to uphold its Constitutional responsibilities.  We urge you to vote YES on J.S. Res. 54 to end the U.S.-backed carnage in Yemen.   

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Detroit Free Press  http://static.freep.com/lettertoeditor  fax: 313-222-6774

Detroit News  http://static.detroitnew.com/contact-us  fax: 313-496-5400 

Oakland Press  www.theoaklandpress.com/contact

Macomb Daily  www.macombdaily.com/contact