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Yemen Can’t Wait National Day of Action

Tue March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Tuesday March 1st @ 12 pm – 1pm

Consulate of the United Arab Emirates

100 Oliver Street Boston, MA 02110

We’re rallying at the Boston Consulate of the United Arab Emirates, a major coalition partner in the brutal war on Yemen.

Congress: Lift the Blockade. Support War Powers Resolution

On March 1, 2022 people across the country will rally to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. We demand that our members of Congress immediately and publicly pledge to:

  •  Support and Pass a War Powers Resolution. Co-sponsor a Yemen War Powers Resolution to stop war support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Call on Saudi Arabia and the UAE to Lift the Blockade, Open Airports and Seaports. Speak to President Biden to insist he use his leverage with Saudi Arabia to press for the unconditional and immediate lifting of the devastating blockade.
  • Stop Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Oppose further arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE while the blockade starves the people of Yemen.
  • Support the People of Yemen. Call for the expansion of humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen. Oppose a Foreign Terrorist Designation (FTO) of the Houthis in Yemen which would block aid to the Yemeni people.

The war on Yemen is only possible because Western countries — in particular the United States, the UK, and France — continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political, and logistical support for the war. The Western powers are active participants. We have the power to stop the world’s largest human crisis.

Representatives Pramilla Jayapal and Peter DeFazio are taking action to block U.S. complicity in the war. They have announced that they are about to introduce a War Powers Resolution to be voted in Congress soon. 

We need to seize this moment. The war is escalating. We only have a short window of time to build political support for the War Powers Resolution. This bill can block U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in its bombing of Yemen. You can also call your Senators/House Members now to urge them to 1) Support a War Powers Resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war 2) Stop Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE and 3) Support the People of Yemen through increased humanitarian aid. The Capitol Switchboard number will connect them at 1-833-STOP-WAR. 

For more information, please see events listed at www.every75seconds.org.

 

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Date:
Tue March 1
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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UAE Consulate of Boston
100 Oliver Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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