This demonstration in SF help convince Nancy Pelosi.
Nov. 20 The renowned charity Save the Children issued a report estimating that the 85,000 children have died from hunger and disease since the fighting in Yemen escalated after Saudi-UAE bombardment began in March 2015. This is in addition to "collateral damage" deaths from bombs and bullets. In their press release they note that 400,000 children are expected to have suffered from periods of "severe acute malnutrition" at some point of 2018.
Back in 2016 UNICEF estimated 10,000 children had died from these causes. Their estimate was pretty much ignored. This year the Washington Post had an article wondering why the reported number of civilian deaths actually seem to stand still in journalistic accounts.
A new effort in Congress right now would get lots of public support (especially after the Saudi state murder of Khashoggi).
Rep. Mark Pocan has said that he and current Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi will bring legislation to the House to end all U.S. involvement in the carnage. Right now H Con Res 138 has 89 cosponsors. It "Directs the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in Yemen," unless Congress issues a Declaration of War.
In the Senate the bill on this subject to support is SJ 54.
Where does your member of Congress stand on these bills? Why not call him/her right now? They all have answering machines that take messages.
Sample message to CT's member of Congress Rosa DeLauro (202) 225-3661: "Hello, here it is Thanksgiving and I open my newspaper to read that 85,000 Yemenis have died from starvation since the escalation of the war. Our government support for this Saudi war is repulsive. Senators Blumenthal and Murphy and Congressmen Himes and Courtney all co-sponsor legislation to stop our support for the war. Will you become a cosponsor of H Con Res 138? Please let me know. I'm at ….."
A bill to stop "offensive" arms sales to Bahrain received 21 votes in the Senate. It was publicized as a way to send a message to the Saudis. If failed, but that the effort was made shows the changing mood in Congress. Actually cutting off weapons to Bahrain should be done for reasons that have nothing to do with Saudi. The country is ruled by a brutal dictator (OK, king) that smashed the Bahraini democracy movement.
85,000 Yemini Children May Have Died from Starvation
Reporter holding starving baby he brought to a nutrition center.