SF Bay Area

Report back on Bridge Peace Walk for Yemen:

 


12/9/18,  San Francisco
by Martha Hubert and Toby Blomé
Bay Area CODEPINK collaborated with the Yemeni Alliance Committee (https://www.facebook.com/YACofCalifornia/), 
for a very dynamic peace march and rally for Yemen on the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday.  
What was different about this month’s peace walk is that the Yemeni Americans who joined us communicated clearly through their emotional expressions and passionate words the urgency and desperation that the people of Yemen now face.  Millions are on the brink of starvation from malnutrition directly because of the brutal Saudi-led and U.S. supported bombing campaign and endless war.  Our signs (“Yemen can’t wait!” and “Let Yemen Live!”), images of severely malnourished Yemeni children, and the child-sized coffins bearing the names of children killed by U.S. forces helped to accentuate this urgency. 

We were honored to share the day with those who directly carry the pain and suffering that is now Yemen.  We were joined by Yemeni Americans of all ages, and the Yemeni American children who joined us were the the most important reminder of why we do this work.  A different world is possible, and we all need to work harder to make it so.  We drew quite a lot of attention from motorists and pedestrians alike and had some coverage from mainstream media as well. 
 
It was pretty chilly out there, yet our hearts were warmed by the love we shared for the people of Yemen.  Thank you Yemeni Alliance Committee for joining us!
 
CALL CONGRESS NOW!
YEMEN CAN’T WAIT!  CALL  CONGRESS TODAY!
As Congress wastes critical time by debating on whether they should vote to stop assisting the Saudi-led war, Yemen is starving!  
We demand that Congress pass HCR 138 and SJR 54 immediately!  STOP THE BOMBING in Yemen.  STOP all U.S. military aid to Saudi Arabia.  There is no time to debate, the Yemeni’s need our help now!    PLEASE CALL CONGRESS TODAY!
Senator Dianne Feinstein:  DC, (202) 224-3841;  SF, (415) 393-0707
Senator Kamala Harris:  DC, (202) 224-3553;  SF, (415) 981-9369  
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi:  DC, (202) 225-4965;  SF, (415) 556-4862
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