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National Day of Action for Yemen

Wed March 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

A day of nationwide rallies calling for an end to the war on Yemen

Wednesday March 1st @ 12:00pm

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Join us for a rally outside of our congressional representatives’ offices as we demand an end to the war in Yemen. This conflict has caused immense suffering and has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. It’s time for Congress to take action and end U.S. involvement in this devastating war.

Rally Locations:

Rep. Jake Auchincloss office.   Gather at Washington St and Crafts St, Newton, at 12 Noon.   Rally and flyer passersby, then walk a block to Rep. Auchincloss office. (Contact Brian Garvey)

Rep. Stephen Lynchs office.   Meet at 12 noon at small park, 1279 Hancock St, Quincy, which is half a block from Rep. Lynch’s Quincy office. (contact Paul Shannon)

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Other States:  See https://every75seconds.org/

We demand that our members of Congress immediately and publicly pledge to:

  • Pass a War Powers Resolution. Introduce or co-sponsor a Yemen War Powers Resolution before International Women’s Day on March 8th, to end U.S. participation in the war in Yemen. The war has exacerbated gender inequality in Yemen. Congress should reassert its constitutional authority to declare war and end executive branch overreach in embroiling our country in disastrous military campaigns.
  • Stop Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Oppose further arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in compliance with U.S. laws, including Section 502B of the Foreign Assistance Act, prohibiting arms transfers to governments responsible for gross violations of human rights.
  • Call on Saudi Arabia and the UAE to Lift the Blockade and Fully Open Airports and Seaports. Call on President Biden to insist he uses his leverage with Saudi Arabia to press for the unconditional and immediate lifting of the devastating blockade.
  •  Support the People of Yemen. Call for the expansion of humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen. 
  • Assemble a Congressional Hearing to Examine the U.S. Role in the War in Yemen.

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Despite nearly eight years of active participation of the U.S. in this war, the U.S. Congress has never held a hearing to examine exactly what the U.S. role has been, accountability for U.S. military and civilian officials for their role in violations of the laws of war, and U.S.  responsibility to contribute to reparations and reconstruction for the war in Yemen.

Join us for this important rally as we stand in solidarity with Yemeni people and call for peace and justice. Together, we can make a difference and work towards a world free of war and suffering.

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Date:
Wed March 1, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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Massachusetts Peace Action
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