Tell Senate Republicans: Override Trump's veto and stop the war in Yemen.
Over the last year, hundreds of thousands of CREDO members, along with allies from across the country, took action to stop our government's complicity with the war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen. And over the last few months, we won in Congress, when Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and the House voted to use the War Powers Act to cut off U.S. funding for the war.
Unfortunately Donald Trump cares more about staying in the Saudi regime's good graces than about ending a crisis that has resulted in around 50,000 direct casualties of violence and more than 113,000 children dying of malnutrition and preventable disease. He vetoed the bill two weeks ago.
But we can fight his veto this week when the Senate takes up a vote to override it. It's a long shot, but if we can get enough Republican senators to lead with courage and join with Democrats, we win.
Tell Senate Republicans: Use your power to save lives. Override Trump's veto of the Yemen war powers resolution.
Some people are calling this fight impossible. But in 2016, when our friends at Win Without War and other allies started building momentum for the Yemen war powers resolution, people said passing that would be impossible too. Now we’ve won two votes each in the House and Senate. And we haven’t come this far to give up now.
Yemenis are still living in a war. Yemeni kids are still facing famine, cholera epidemics and a sky that rains airstrikes – because the Saudi-led coalition is still dropping U.S. bombs.
The power to start and end wars belongs in the hands of Congress and we cannot give up now on demanding that they use it.
It's an uphill fight, but we don't get many chances to stop the war machine. We hope you join us today to make the most of this opportunity and demand that Senate Republicans join with Democrats to use their power to override Trump's veto, end Yemen's brutal war and save tens of thousands of lives.
Thanks for everything you do.