Marty Rajandran with Rabyaah Althaibani and her daughter, .@SenGillibrand Will you co-sponsor #SandersLeeYemen bill to pull out US from war? Salma, a Yemeni-American girl, asked you this question yesterday at @WorkingFamilies event you spoke at. She also delivered 988 petition signatures. Your constituents are waiting for an answer.
Rabyaah Althaibani, Today the Working Families Party endorsed U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for re-election. Salma was able to hand deliver a 988 signed petition in support of the #SanderLeeYemen – SJRes54, invoking the War Powers Resolution to End Unauthorized U.S. Participation in the Catastrophic Saudi War in Yemen.
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 1:00pm
Medgar Evers College, Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225
Securing Sen. Gillibrand as an early co-sponsor of SJR 54 would be significant because of her leadership role.
JOINT RESOLUTION 54
To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.
Whereas Congress has the sole power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the United States Constitution;
Whereas Congress has not declared war with respect to, or provided a specific statutory authorization for, the conflict between military forces led by Saudi Arabia, including forces from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal, and Sudan (the Saudi-led coalition), against the Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, in the Republic of Yemen;
Whereas, since March 2015, members of the United States Armed Forces have been introduced into hostilities between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis, including providing to the Saudi-led coalition aerial targeting assistance, intelligence sharing, and mid-flight aerial refueling;
for more see, https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/54/text
Afua Atta-Mensah on the left awaiting to speak at the Working Families event at Medgar Evers College.
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Kirsten Gillibrand speaking at Working Families event at Medgar Evers College yesterday
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