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International Yemen Can't Wait Online Rally
March 25th marks the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the Saudi-led coalition's bombing of Yemen. We cannot let there be a ninth!

Please join a coalition of US and international groups including Peace Action, Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Action Corps, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Stop the War UK, World Beyond War, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Roots Action, United for Peace & Justice, Code Pink, International Peace Bureau, MADRE, Win Without War, Michigan Peace Council, and more for an online rally to inspire and enhance education and activism to end the war in Yemen.

As we continue to push for a complete end to US support for the Saudi-led war, the next weeks and months will be critical. With the US Congress potentially poised to vote on a War Powers Resolution, should current negotiations between US Senator Bernie Sanders and the Biden Administration not yield a successful outcome, our advocacy and activism are extremely timely. And while we have not completely succeeded as of yet, we are helping save lives in Yemen. Every day the Saudi-led coalition refrains from resuming bombing, Yemeni lives are saved. But with a blockade in place severely limiting the ability of the Yemeni people to rebuild their lives and the country's economy, we cannot let up.

Mar 25, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
@United States Senate
Having grown up "on the ragged edge of the middle class,” Elizabeth Warren has made it her life's work to fight for middle-class families. She is a United States Senator for the people of Massachusetts, serving since 2013. Warren is one of the nation’s leading progressive voices, fighting for big structural change. As a law professor for more than 30 years, she taught courses on commercial law, contracts, and bankruptcy. She has written more than a hundred articles and eleven books. Warren is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law. She and her husband Bruce Mann have been married for 41 years and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with their golden retriever, Bailey. They have three grandchildren.
Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
@United States House of Representatives
Serving Minnesota's 5th District, Rep. Ilhan Omar is an experienced Twin Cities policy analyst, organizer, public speaker and advocate. She was sworn into office in January 2019. As a legislator, Rep. Omar resists attempts to divide us and push destructive policies that chip away at our rights and freedoms—and to build a more inclusive and compassionate culture, one that will allow our economy to flourish and encourage more Americans to participate in our democracy. Born in Somalia, Rep. Omar and her family fled the country's civil war when she was eight. The family spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya before coming to the U.S. in 1990s, moving to Minneapolis in 1997. As a teenager, Rep. Omar's grandfather inspired her to get involved in politics. Before running for office, she worked as a community educator at the University of MN, was a Policy Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Senior Policy Aide for the Minneapolis City Council.
Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)
@United States House of Representatives
Congresswoman of Michigan’s 12th District, Rashida Tlaib is a well-known progressive warrior and, in her own words, “a mother working for justice for all.” Her two young sons are at the root of her unwavering passion to help change lives for the better. She is the oldest of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit, the proud daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents. Rashida made history in 2008 by becoming the first Muslim woman to ever serve in the Michigan Legislature. As an attorney at the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, Rashida took the movement to the courts, fighting racist emergency managers, abusive state agencies, and leading the fight for community benefits agreements that promote equitable development. Rashida knows that effective advocacy requires an all-out approach, fighting in the community, in the legislature, and in the courts every day against injustice and inequality, so that every single person in this country has a chance to thrive.
Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA)
@United States House of Representatives
Rep. Ro Khanna, of CA’s 7th District, is a progressive voice in the House working to improve the lives of working people. He seeks to advance U.S. leadership on climate, human rights, and diplomacy around the world. Instead of spending trillions on wars overseas, he believes we should invest in priorities at home like Medicare for All, affordable childcare and free public college and vocational school. Khanna’s parents, a chemical engineer and substitute teacher, immigrated from India to the U.S. in the 1970s. His commitment to public service was inspired by his grandfather who was active in Gandhi’s independence movement and spent several years in jail for promoting human rights. Prior to serving in Congress, Khanna taught economics at Stanford and served in the Obama administration. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and a law degree from Yale. He enjoys cheering for the Golden State Warriors, watching movies, and traveling. He and his wife Ritu have two children.
Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)
@United States House of Representatives
Elected in 2016 to represent Washington’s 7th District, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is the first South Asian American woman elected to the U.S. House. Rep. Jayapal is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a Vice Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus. Prior to serving in elected office, Congresswoman Jayapal spent twenty years working internationally and domestically in global public health and development and as an award-winning national advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights. Rep. Jayapal was born in India, grew up in India, Indonesia and Singapore, and came to the U.S. by herself at the age of 16 to attend college at Georgetown University, later receiving her MBA from Northwestern. She is married to Steve Williamson, a long-time labor leader and strategist, and is the proud mother of a transgender daughter named Kashika, step-son named Michael, and 65-pound labradoodle, Otis.
Dr. Shireen Al-Adeimi
@Michigan State University
Dr. Shireen Al-Adeimi is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and Assistant Professor of language and literacy at Michigan State University. Since 2015, she has been a leading anti-war and anti-intervention advocate, focusing on U.S. participation in assisting the Saudi- and UAE-led intervention in her country of birth, Yemen. She has written on this topic for In These Times, Business Insider, and NBC Think and has been interviewed and quoted by national and international media outlets including NPR, NBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, The Nation, Middle East Eye, The Intercept, Current Affairs, and elsewhere. Through this work, she aims to challenge dominant narratives about the U.S./Saudi intervention and encourage political action to end U.S. support for the war. Her scholarship at Michigan State University focuses on supporting students’ learning through dialogic talk. Al-Adeimi received her B.A. and B.Ed. from Western University, an MA from the U-M, and a doctoral degree from Harvard.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
@Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary
The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Rev. Dr. Theoharis has been organizing among poor and low-income communities for thirty years with organizations such as the National Union of the Homeless, the National Welfare Rights Union, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Domestic Workers United and many more. Raised in a family committed to social justice, civil liberties and human rights, she has been involved in the movement for her whole life.
Chris Nineham
@Stop the War Coalition
Chris Nineham is a political activist and founder member of the Stop the War Coalition and is currently a vice chair. He served under Jeremy Corbyn from 2011 to 2015. He was one of the organizers of the two million February 15, 2003 demonstration in London and central to the international coordination that led to the protests going global. He was also an international organizer of the Genoa G8 protests in 2001 and played a central role in the coordination of the European Social Forum in Florence (2002), Paris (2003) and London (2004) as well as being a coordinator of the WSF assembly of social movements. He writes for Stop the War and Counterfire and other outlets and appears regularly in the media.
Sam Perlo-Freeman
@Campaign Against Arms Trade
Sam Perlo-Freeman is Research Coordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade in the UK. His current main focus is on UK arms exports and the political influence of the arms industry on UK government policy. His other areas of expertise include data on world military expenditure, arms industry and trade, and corruption in the international arms trade. He is also a Fellow of the World Peace Foundation and a Senior Associate Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Perlo-Freeman has been a regular contributor to the SIPRI Yearbook and presents on issues of arms and military expenditure at conferences and workshops worldwide. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of the West of England – working mostly in the field of defense and peace economics. He holds PhDs in Mathematics and Economics and is the author of numerous works on defense and peace economics, development economics, the arms industry, trade, and mathematics.
Amaani Yehya
Amaani Yahya is a Yemeni rapper from Al Hodaida who is now based in Los Angeles. She faces the multiple challenges of being a young female rapper in a society that is deeply conservative and one of the least open to Western musical genres. Brought up in Saudi Arabia, where her father worked, she returned to her country in 2010 and made her public debut in 2012 at The Basement Cultural Centre in Sana'a. Amani's blend of hip-hop and ballad which is often about free choice and dignity has found a favorable audience among Sana'a youth. Yahya's first public performances, while low-key, sparked outrage in the increasingly conservative Yemeni society. Her trail-blazing art has ignited backlash, both in the form of death threats and looming government censorship that seeks to severely limit women's political influence. She's not intimidated, though, and is fueled by the relentless positivity of the women refugees she's met along her own journey. She defiantly assures critics "I won't stop."