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Advisory: Press Conference to Denounce Todd Young-Jeanne Shaheen Bill to Starve Yemeni Children

Advisory: Press Conference to Denounce Todd Young-Jeanne Shaheen Bill to Starve Yemeni Children

For Immediate Release

Peace Action - Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain - CODEPINK - Just Foreign Policy

March 12, 2018

Contacts:
Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action, pmartin@peace-action.org
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK, medea.benjamin@gmail.com
Robert Naiman, Just Foreign Policy, naiman.uiuc@gmail.com

Washington - Peace and human rights groups opposed to U.S. participation in the catastrophic Saudi war and blockade in Yemen will hold a press conference on Monday March 12, 2018 at noon in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office building to announce their opposition to the Todd Young-Jeanne Shaheen bill that would continue U.S. participation in the war indefinitely, to call on Young and Shaheen to withdraw their bill, to call on Young and Shaheen to withdraw their threat to substitute the Young-Shaheen bill in place of the Sanders-Lee-Murphy bill to end U.S. participation in the war, and to call on Young and Shaheen to pledge to oppose any effort to substitute the Young-Shaheen bill for the Sanders-Lee-Murphy bill on the Senate floor.

After the press conference, the groups will go to Shaheen's office and then to Young's office to press their demands. The groups will deliver petitions signed by New Hampshire and Indiana residents in support of their demands.

The Young-Shaheen bill would allow U.S. participation in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen to continue if Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "certifies" to Congress that the Government of Saudi Arabia is undertaking "(1) an urgent and good faith effort to conduct diplomatic negotiations to end the civil war in Yemen; and (2) appropriate measures to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen by increasing access for all Yemenis to food, fuel, and medicine."

Members of Congress call on Brazil to protect rights of former President Lula

On January 19, 2018, Members of the U.S. Congress sent a letter to the Ambassador of the Government of Brazil to the United States, calling on Brazil’s authorities to ensure that the rights of former President Lula to due process are fully protected, in accordance with Brazil’s international treaty obligations.

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Current Members of the House who voted to withdraw U.S. forces from unauthorized war in Libya pursuant to the War Powers Resolution on June 3, 2011

On June 3, 2011, there was a roll call in the House on withdrawing U.S. forces from unauthorized war in Libya, pursuant to the War Powers Resolution. The vote was 148-265. The following 76 current Members of the House voted yes: 

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Just Foreign Policy Welcomes House Rejection of Saudi-UAE War in Yemen

Just Foreign Policy Welcomes House Rejection of Saudi-UAE War in Yemen

 

- Calls on President Trump to Heed House Votes on Davidson, Nolan NDAA Provisions and End Refueling of Saudi, UAE Planes Bombing Yemen

- Urges Senate to Adopt Davidson, Nolan Prohibitions on U.S. Participation in Saudi-UAE War in Yemen

- Urges Congress to Explicitly Prohibit U.S. Refueling of Saudi, UAE Planes Bombing Yemen

 

July 14, 2017

 

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act [NDAA] that would prohibit U.S. participation in the catastrophic Saudi-UAE war against the Houthi-Saleh alliance in Yemen.

 

Just Foreign Policy welcomes the House votes repudiating U.S. participation in the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen, calls on President Trump to immediately end the U.S. refueling of Saudi and UAE warplanes bombing Yemen, calls on the Senate to adopt the Davidson and Nolan provisions in the Senate version of NDAA, and calls on Congress to explicitly prohibit the U.S. refueling of Saudi and UAE warplanes bombing Yemen.

 

Pocan, Amash warn Mattis against attacking Yemen's Hodeida port

Today, Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Justin Amash (R-MI) led a letter to Defense Secretary Mattis warning him against attacking the Yemeni port of Hodeida. 

A PDF of the letter is here

 

 

 

Aid Groups' Statement Against Attack on Hodeida Warns of "Near Certain Famine"


[A PDF is
here and here.

 

Action Against Hunger * Médecins du Monde * Norwegian Refugee Council * Saferworld * Save the Children * Tearfund * War Child


Hudaydah Port, Yemen: Humanitarian joint statement, 25 April 2017 

As humanitarian organisations operating in Yemen, we are gravely concerned by reports of a possible attack by the Saudi-led coalition on the critical port of Hudaydah. Such an attack risks tipping a country starved by two years of war into near certain famine, risking the lives of millions. The crisis in Yemen cannot be addressed with a military solution. Rather than fuelling more conflict, we urge the US and the UK, as key supporters of the Saudi-led coalition, to use their influence to urge all parties to the conflict to re-double their efforts to forge a political solution and take immediate steps to address the humanitarian crisis.

 

Champaign County Democrats endorse Congressman Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

Champaign County Democrats endorse Congressman Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

Contact: Robert Naiman, Just Foreign Policy, naiman@justforeignpolicy.org

Champaign, IL – On Wednesday, January 25, the Champaign County Democratic Central Committee voted overwhelmingly to endorse the candidacy of Keith Ellison to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. On the weekend of February 24, members of the Democratic National Committee will meet and vote to determine the new DNC chair at the DNC's Winter Meeting. [1]

Democratic precinct committeemen who supported the resolution to endorse Keith Ellison included Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing, Urbana City Clerk Phyllis Clark, Party Chair Maryam Ar-Raheem, Urbana Aldermen Aaron Ammons and Eric Jakobsson, County Board Member Josh Hartke, former Urbana Alderman Ruth Wyman and former County Board Members Jan Anderson and Robert Naiman.

In declaring their support for Keith Ellison to lead the DNC, Champaign County Democrats join the Democratic Party of DuPage County and Kankakee County Democratic Party, as well as U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, State Rep. Carol Ammons, State Party Vice-Chair Karen Yarbrough, U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky, and the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association. [2]

Conyers-Grijalva-Ellison-Pocan Express Concern About Democracy in Brazil

 On January 18, Members of Congress wrote to the Ambassador of Brazil, expressing deep concern about the current state of democracy and human rights in Brazil.

The letter is here.

 

 

In defense of Keith Ellison: key documents

Link to this file:
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1708 

MoveOn petition: Stand with Keith - and condemn the smear campaign against him
 
Key Keith documents:
Keith platform:
https://keithfordnc.org/platform/ 
Keith endorsements:
https://keithfordnc.org/endorsements
Keith statement on Medium:
https://medium.com/@ellisonforcongress/listening-more-talking-less-2bb36e171dca