The Senate did not have sufficient votes to override Trump’s veto of S.J. Res 7, the bipartisan legislation which invoked the War Powers Act and directed the President to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen.
See this statement by Peace Action.
See this article: “Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen: And how the U.S. could stop weapons sales if it wanted to”, by Alex Kane (In These Times June 2019 issue
Our continued action is needed! Here’s what you can do:
It’s important to thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for their support of S.J. Res 7, and also for their support for the bill to override Trump’s veto.
We also need to support H.R.643 (McGovern) in the House and S.3652 (Menendez) in the Senate. These bills take a stronger stance toward ending the war in Yemen by ending weapons sales to the Saudi regime.
A personal phone call will go even farther than an email message! Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Ongoing weekly Saturday morning vigil is important to keep this issue in the public eye.
Location: Sat May 25:Union Square, SE corner of the park (opposite the atomic clock); Starting Sat June 1: Tompkins Square Park, Ave A & 7th St, under the trees
Organized by the Catholic Worker Movement.
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace and others.
For updated information, email Felton Davis, Catholic Worker (DavisFelton3@Yahoo.com)