DSA pressure on Yemen Bill
IE DSA - Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America July 8 2019.
URGENT: Tomorrow, Tuesday 7/9, the House Rules Committee will consider whether to allow a floor vote on Rep. Ro Khanna's legislation to end US participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen (Amendment 339 to the National Defense Authorization Act.) The DSA International Committee urges members to call their reps in support.
The Congressional switchboard is 202-225-3121. You can say something like:
“I urge you to co-sponsor, speak out for and vote for the Khanna-Schiff amendment to end all U.S. participation in the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen. Yemeni kids' lives are hanging on your vote.”
Key Congress members — If your Rep is on this list, please contact them immediately and urge them to cosponsor Amendment 339:
Pelosi, Hoyer, Engel, Smith, Lieu, Nadler, Lowey, Jim Himes, Ted Deutch, Brad Sherman, Meeks, Bass, Connolly, Susan Davis, Jim McGovern, Langevin, Moulton, Gallego, Houlahan, Cicilline, Slotkin, Mikie Sherrill, Luria, Spanberger, Wild, Malinowski.
In 2018 Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-06) for House, was endorsed by Council for a Livable World.
- Chrissy Houlahan is an engineer by training, graduating from Stanford and later MIT with an M.S. in Technology and Policy. She is also a former Air Force Captain who spent three years on active-duty and another 13 years on inactive reserve duty.
- She has had diverse experiences. She worked as a chemistry teacher and was a Teach for America Corp member. She also has served as chief operations officer of several startups, including one that promotes good business practices.
- Chrissy is running against incumbent Ryan Costello (R). The district is seen as very competitive by the Cook Political Report. In recent local elections, progressives were elected to four county wide positions in Chester County for the first time in 200 years, and all four were first time women candidates. Chester County is the largest piece of Pennsylvania’s 6th district.
- Chrissy supports the Iran nuclear agreement and a diplomatic solution with North Korea.