Yemen Advocacy Day
The Washington Center for Yemen Studies organized the 1st Annual Yemen Advocacy Day on Wednesday, July 14th. This event aimed to effectively gather political and social support within the United States to support the Yemeni people’s rights and interests, bringing together grassroots activism and congressional members.
Approximately 100 Yemeni-Americans attended from 13 States around the US and met with 37 Congressional offices, members, and staff, many of which specialize in Yemeni affairs.
We discussed significant issues in the Yemeni file. These topics included the Safir Tanker removal and proper allocation of resources, civilian prisoner release, landmine removal and accountability, and the call to establish consulate services in Aden to assist Yemenis stranded abroad and expedite their case reviews.
Yemen Advocacy Day was dedicated to raising awareness about the ongoing challenges faced by Yemenis and encourage meaningful action and support on the following issues:
- The urgent need to expedite a solution for the decaying SAFER oil tanker crisis, ensuring that its resources do not fall into the hands of armed factions that pose a threat to the United States and regional stability.
- The pressing requirement for an efficient mechanism to remove landmines in Yemen and the importance of holding violators of international laws accountable.
- The plea for a public call for the unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience while emphasizing the crucial distinction between prisoners of war and innocent civilians.
- The need to establish consular services in Aden to address and alleviate the hardships faced by the Yemeni American community while strengthening the bonds between the United States and Yemen.
The primary objective of Yemen Advocacy Day is to drive positive change in Yemen by fostering U.S. elected officials’ relationships with their Yemeni-American constituents to promote U.S.- Yemen mutual interests, foster sustainable development, and strengthen stability in Yemen.
Why You Should Join Us Next Yemen Advocacy Day
1. Developing a Sustainable Future
Yemen Advocacy Day Addresses Yemen’s Urgent Challenges and Fostering Partnerships for Progress
In our pursuit of a sustainable future, we acknowledge the urgent challenges that Yemen faces today. Millions of Yemenis suffer from inhumane conditions, including widespread food insecurity, water scarcity, inadequate healthcare, and essential service deficiencies. To address these challenges comprehensively, we are committed to exploring sustainable solutions across multiple sectors, including infrastructure, economy, education, healthcare, security, and the environment.
Your active participation in this inaugural Yemen Advocacy Day is essential in voicing a unified call for urgent action.
2. Engaging in Direct Dialogue
Yemen Advocacy Day Offers In-Person Discussions with Representatives
Yemen Advocacy Day offers an exceptional opportunity for direct dialogue with your State Representatives. Moreover, you will share your insights and stories of U.S. policies’ impact on your experience as a Yemeni American. Amplifying Yemeni voices can raise awareness and promote a more profound understanding among representatives of urgent matters. Additionally, you will have the unique opportunity to explore innovative solutions to the pressing humanitarian crisis and advocate for critical international assistance.
Together with policymakers, we can address the pressing issues that significantly impact Yemen and Yemeni Americans in today’s political landscape.
3. Building Bridges of Activism
Yemen Advocacy Day Unites Passionate Change-Makers
This historic event aims to unite change-makers, fostering unity and collaboration. Your presence and participation will allow you to share experiences, ideas, and enthusiasm with like-minded individuals. Furthermore, you will develop strong connections and find inspiration in our collective dedication to a better future for Yemen and its people. Therefore, we encourage diverse participation from individuals representing their local communities and national organizations.
Jointly we can shape policies that effectively address Yemen’s most critical challenges and contribute to a prosperous future for its people.
For those who would like additional advocacy techniques
For those who would like additional advocacy techniques and a more in-depth rundown on the advocacy day’s focused issues, there will be training workshops, online and in-person, for those registered before the event. WCYS will also provide a day-of-event training at Congress for all participating delegates—more details to follow.
If you are traveling from outside the DMV region, we highly recommend arriving in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 13th.
9:00 AM State Delegations will meet up with their team captain(s).
A volunteer congressional office staff escort at the entrance of one of the U.S. House Congressional office buildings: Cannon, Longworth, or Rayburn. Each state delegation’s Voter Voice app meeting schedule will note this predetermined meeting location. Delegations will be credentialed and escorted into the CVC. PLEASE BRING A VALID PHOTO I.D. MAKE SURE TO ARRIVE ON TIME.
Please arrange for your own lodging, if required, during the Advocacy Days.
If you are traveling from outside the DMV region, we highly recommend arriving in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 13th. We understand the importance of ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay during your time in Washington, DC. Our team is working diligently to secure suitable accommodations and discounted rates for all delegates traveling from out of town.
If you have any questions about access or to request any reasonable accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event, such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, food options for individuals with dietary restrictions, etc. please email email@example.com.
Register now for the WCYS 1st Annual Yemen Advocacy Day and be a powerful voice for Yemen’s future.
To register for Yemen Advocacy Day, please follow the steps below:
- Click on the registration link provided below. This link will redirect you to the USCMO’s 8th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day registration page.
- YOU MUST ENTER “WCYS” IN THE ORGANIZATION/COMPANY FIELD IN THE REGISTRATION FORM. THIS STEP WILL ENSURE YOU ARE ENLISTED AS A PARTICIPANT IN YEMEN ADVOCACY DAY AND RECEIVE ALL RELEVANT COMMUNICATIONS.
Please note the following essential details:
- Registering for Yemen Advocacy Day on June 14 will automatically be registered for Muslim Advocacy Days on June 12 and 13.
- If you wish to participate in all three advocacy days, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. We will make the necessary arrangements accordingly.
- If you choose not to participate in the first two days, you will only be scheduled for congressional meetings on June 14, specifically focused on advocating for Yemen-related issues.
We highly encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure your spot and ensure proper planning for the event.
If you have any questions or require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. We are here to support you throughout the registration process.
*The 1st Annual Yemen Advocacy Day, organized by the Washington Center for Yemeni Studies (WCYS), is a private event on Capitol Hill. By submitting this registration form, you acknowledge and accept the terms and limitations regarding attendance and participation in this event. WCYS reserves the right to deny or remove any participant from the event at its sole discretion. In such cases, denied or removed individuals or entities have no right to receive a refund or claim any costs, expenses, or losses associated with their participation in the event. Please note that all audio, visual, and audio/visual devices, as well as photography, filming, recording, and taping, are strictly prohibited unless permission is obtained from WCYS. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to these guidelines to ensure the smooth and successful execution of the event.