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Join 9 Senators to Tell Saudi Arabia: "Hodeida Must Be Spared"!

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Join 9 Senators to Tell Saudi Arabia: "Hodeida Must Be Spared"!

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Petition Statement

Say you agree with nine Senators telling Saudi Arabia that Hodeida must be spared from military assault to prevent famine in Yemen.
There are currently 10,617 signatures. NEW goal - We need 15,000 signatures!

Petition Background

On Thursday April 27, a bipartisan group of nine U.S. Senators wrote to the ambassador of Saudi Arabia demanding that Saudi Arabia spare the Yemeni port city of Hodeida from military assault to avoid pushing Yemen into famine. The nine Senators were: Todd Young (R-IN), Chris Murphy (D-CT), John Boozman (R-AR), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Christopher Coons (D-DL) and Ed Markey (D-MA).

The Senators made five demands to help “Prevent Millions of Innocent Yemenis From Starving to Death":

- Lend full support to Secretary Mattis’ call for a political settlement in Yemen.
- Refrain from bombing the port of Hodeida and call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire around the port.
- Reform the inspection regime at the port of Hodeida to eliminate unnecessary delays in the delivery of severely needed humanitarian and commercial supplies.
- Facilitate the delivery of cranes to the port of Hodeida to increase humanitarian aid and commercial capacity.
- Redouble efforts to ensure airstrikes do not hit key economic facilities and civilian infrastructure. [1]

Urge your representatives to join the nine Senators in telling Saudi Arabia "Hodeida must be spared" by signing our petition.

References:
1. https://www.young.senate.gov/content/young-leads-bipartisan-group-senators-calling-saudi-arabia-take-specific-steps-address

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