Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center and groups around the country calling upon our government to end its support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the 7 year war against the people of Yemen. Many of the actions will take place on March 1 and will call upon Congress to Introduce a War Powers Resolution Now!
On Tues., March 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET, gather at 33rd and North Charles Streets, Baltimore. The United Nations has declared Yemen to be suffering from the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. We will demand that the Port of Baltimore stop loading weapons on Saudi Arabian ships. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
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During the 7th Year Anniversary of War on Yemen 80+ Organizations Call on Members of Congress to Stop U.S. Participation; Rallies Planned Around the Nation
From New York to Illinois to California, Rallies Planned at Several U.S. Congressional Offices in the First Week of March
WHAT: Demonstrators from all around the U.S. will convene at the offices of congressional representatives with the message “Yemen Can’t Wait: Introduce a War Powers Resolution Now!” Yemeni Americans and over 80 organizations nationwide are coordinating a national week of protest to end the war on Yemen. The United States began supporting the Saudi/UAE-led coalition’s war and blockade of Yemen in March 2015. The war is starving a child to death every 75 seconds.
WHO: 80+ organizations including Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Yemeni Alliance Committee, Union of Arab American Women, Avaaz, CODEPINK for Peace, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Freedom Forward, and Just Foreign Policy.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 1st - Saturday, March 5th, 2022
NEW YORK: March 1 at 12PM ET, Representative Meek’s Office (153-01 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432)
VERMONT: March 1 at 12PM ET, Representative Welch’s Office (128 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT)
MASSACHUSETTS: March 1 at 12PM ET, Consulate of the United Arab Emirates (100 Oliver Street Boston, MA 02110)
RHODE ISLAND: March 1 at 2PM ET, Raytheon Technologies (1847 W Main Rd, Portsmouth, RI 00287)
WASHINGTON D.C.: March 2 at 7PM ET, CNN, (820 First St NE, Washington DC 20001)
ILLINOIS: March 4 at 1PM ET, Representative Quigley’s Office (3223 N Sheffield Chicago IL 60657)
ILLINOIS: March 4 at 3PM ET, Representative Casten’s Office (800 IL-38, Glen Ellyn IL 60137)
CALIFORNIA: March 4 at 4PM PST, Representative Barbara Lee’s Office (1301 Clay St, Oakland, CA)
CALIFORNIA: March 5 at 1PM PST, Lake Merritt Amphitheater (Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA)
WISCONSIN: March 5 at 12PM CT, Downtown Milwaukee (Brady & Farwell Streets, Milwaukee, WI)
WHY: On February 7, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Rep. Peter DeFazio, announced in The Nation their intention to introduce a Yemen War Powers Resolution by March 25 to end U.S. participation in the catastrophic war on Yemen. As the U.S. moves closer to war with Russia, activists are calling for peace and an end to unilateral, unconstitutional wars. Specifically, they are calling on representatives in the House to cosponsor a Yemen War Powers Resolution. This resolution would force a vote on the Senate floor to end U.S. participation in the conflict.
QUOTES FROM RALLY ORGANIZERS:
“The Saudi-UAE-led assault on Yemen would not be possible without US spare parts and US provided maintenance to the Saudi Royal Air Force. Congress has the responsibility to pass a new War Powers Resolution that cuts off the remaining support to the coalition and holds Biden accountable for his complete lack of action.”
– Danaka Katovich, National Organizer, CODEPINK
“The Saudi-UAE aggression on Yemen that the U.S. is supporting has been extremely effective in ruining the lives of Yemenis around the world. In one night alone, the Saudi-UAE coalition killed over 70 civilians with U.S. weapons, blacked out the country’s internet access for 4 days, and damaged the homes of many innocents. 7 years into this airstrike campaign, 4 million Yemenis have been forced to flee their families, homes, and communities with no end in sight.”
– Neda Saleh, Coordinator, Action Corps
“Without U.S. support, Saudi Arabia would not be able to conduct its daily bombings on Yemen. Our weapons sales and on-going maintenance contracts with the Saudi Air Force directly implicate Americans in the starvation and deaths of a quarter million Yemenis. Because other legislative paths have failed, only a War Powers Resolution will end U.S. support for this devastating war.”
– Annelle Sheline, Research Fellow for the Middle East, Quincy Institute
“No amount of harsh rhetoric from Congress will stop Saudi Arabia’s unchecked violence in Yemen. Representatives and Senators who want real accountability and real change must support a new Yemen War Powers Resolution to end all US military support for Saudi war crimes. By forcing more votes to end unconstitutional US involvement, Congress can do its part to bring this devastating conflict to an end.”
– Hassan El-Tayyab, Legislative Director for Middle East Policy, FCNL
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