Update on legislation that Peace Action Maine supports
After S.J.Res 7 passed the House again on April 4, it was votoed by the President. Here is the statement from Peace Action.
All four of Maine's Members of Congress voted for this legislation. We hope they will continue to keep the pressure on the President to halt U.S.complicity in the humanitarian crisis that is Yemen. Peace Action Maine will continue to ask Congress to block arms sales to the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
“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."
As early as the first week in April this Yemen War powers bill could be voted on by our Reps in Congress. Due to some motions inserted to stymie a vote, we are calling for Representatives Pingree and Goldent to "not let the horrible issue of anti-semitism stop the Yemen war powers bill from reaching the President's desk." 202-224-3121 call to connect, or tweet with #YemenCantWait.