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Jehan Hakim

Yemeni Alliance Committee

Jehan Hakim chairs The Yemeni Alliance Committee (YAC), which was formed after J20 - to support Yemeni-American communities in the Bay Area (& beyond) during periods of social unrest. The YAC organizes protests and actions, coordinates congressional visits, creates social media toolkits and campaigns to resist anti-Yemeni policies. YAC's focus recently has been advocating to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen by raising awareness and pushing legislation - in addition to fighting repeal the Ban. The founders of YAC also happen to be from Yemen and are directly impacted by these issues. Through YAC's advocacy and organizing we aim to equip our communities and allies with the tools to challenge harmful national security and foreign policies that impact Yemeni Americans and their families here and in our homeland. Jehan was previously an NSCR Community Advocate for Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus. She sits on the board of Just Foreign Policy. Jehan is a mother and a San Francisco native.