Update on legislation that Peace Action Maine supports
“The time has come to confront one of our allies in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, over the Saudi-led war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” said Senator Collins. "The war in Yemen has become a humanitarian disaster and the Saudi murder of Khashoggi is an egregious violation of human rights."
The Senate passed S.J. Res. 7 (54:46) on March 13! Senator Collins and Senator King both voted yea, here is the statement from Peace Action. We will tweet out thanks today and hope you will too. The House has voted for this already, but needs to vote again on the Senate version. Both Representatives Pingree and Golden have voted for this, so we are asking them to vote yes more once again with the messaging:"As a constituent, I urge you to vote to end U.S. participation in the war on Yemen. I also ask that you pass legislation to end U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia." Also you can use RootsAction tool:At Long Last, End the War on
#Yemen -- And stop arming #Saudi Arabia -- Take Action with @Roots_Action http://bit.ly/2T0173a. Ask @chelliepingree and @RepGolden to support Rep. Ro Khanna's bill to end the Humanitarian Disaster #YemenCantWait