Michelle Menegaz

Why won’t senator meet about Yemen war powers resolution?

Vermont constituents concerned about the war in Yemen have repeatedly requested a meeting with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to no avail.

On Jan. 25, there was a car caravan in Brattleboro that was part of a global day of action (“World Says 'No!' to War in Yemen”). A copy of an article in the Brattleboro Reformer was sent to the senator's staff with no forthcoming response.

This past winter, about a dozen activists and leaders of churches, Vermont nonprofit organizations, peace and justice leaders, and foreign-policy leaders from around the state had two meetings with Sanders' staff, including his senior foreign policy advisor. They asked his timeline for introducing a Yemen war powers resolution to end the unauthorized U.S. participation in the war.

The chief of staff offered a meeting but despite multiple requests has not yet offered an actual time to meet with Bernie Sanders himself.

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