Today is the World Says NO TO WAR ON YEMEN Global Day of Action, with the Global Online Rally taking place at 2pm ET. Pax Christi USA is a signatory to the statement, World Says NO to War on Yemen, and a supporter of today’s events.
WHAT: World Says No to War on Yemen Online Rally (in English)
WHEN: TODAY, Monday, January 25, 2021, at 2pm ET
WHERE: Over Zoom. Register here.
Today is Joe Biden’s first Monday as the U.S. President. He has promised to end support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, and it’s our job to hold him – and other leaders – to this promise.
Joining with over 300 organizations — including Pax Christi USA, over a dozen Pax Christi local groups and regions, and a few of our sister organizations in the Pax Christi International network — and representing millions of people in dozens of countries, we are forming the biggest international anti-war coordination since the campaign against the Iraq war.
There are dozens of COVID-safe protests across the world today, and last week over 1,400 people had already signed up to join the Global Online Rally, but we think it can be much larger. We’ve had an amazing response on social media in the past few days and we need your help to keep up the momentum.
Here’s what we ask you to do today:
- Reach out to your contacts – friends, family members, others – and invite them to register for the online rally today: Folks can register for the online rally here at this link.
- Click here to tweet: The war in Yemen could not go on without Western countries’ participation. The #WorldSaysNo to war on Yemen because millions of people are going hungry in the middle of a pandemic. Click here to join the call because #YemenCantWait.
- Make a plan to post today. Take photos of in-person actions and post them online, and share with local media. Post what you hear at the online rally. Use any of these hashtags: #YemenCantWait #WorldSaysNo #DayofAction4Yemen #StopArmingSaudi
- Print one of our posters (1, 2, 3, 4) and take a photo of yourself, posting it on Instagram, FB, Twitter, etc.
“What is happening in Yemen is devastating and it is a humanitarian crisis that can be ended right now. This war is only possible because of U.S. government support. Pax Christi USA signed onto the joint statement, World Says No to War on Yemen, and we are calling on the new administration to stop arming Saudi Arabia and providing the support which enables this war to continue.”
~Johnny Zokovitch, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA