Block Trump from Arming Saudi Starvation of Yemeni Kids
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The U.S. Senate is expected to have an opportunity to vote soon against a U.S.-Saudi arms deal. This is a chance for the Senate to reject continued unconstitutional U.S. participation in the catastrophic Saudi war and blockade in Yemen, which has created the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world, deliberately starving millions of human beings. It’s an opportunity for Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris to lead. Feinstein is seen as a leader among Democrats on foreign policy. Harris is expected to be a leading candidate for the next President of the United States.
In March, 44 Senators, including Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris, voted in favor of the Sanders-Lee-Murphy bill to end U.S. participation in the war. Last June, 47 Senators, including Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris, voted to oppose a Saudi arms deal, widely seen as a vote on U.S. participation in the war.
On May 3, the New York Times reported that Pentagon officials lied to Senators ahead of the March vote on the Sanders-Lee-Murphy bill, concealing key information about U.S. participation in the war. A New York Times editorial the same day called for Congress to cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia and end U.S. participation in the war.
On April 22, a Saudi airstrike on a wedding in Yemen killed more than 20 people, further exposing the bankruptcy of Pentagon claims that the Pentagon is doing something to stop Saudi Arabia from bombing Yemeni civilians.
Some Senators who voted to continue arming the war in June 2017 voted against participating in the war in March. If we could get all the Senators who voted against the war in March or June to vote against it now, we could stop the war.
Early leadership from Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris would be a key signal to other Senators and help us win the vote.
Urge Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris to lead in ending this catastrophic war by signing our petition.
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