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Take Action: Tell Speaker McCarthy to Protect Our Families

This year, we have an opportunity to make military families safer by repealing an outdated and irrelevant Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). 

The 2002 Iraq AUMF is dangerous and allows a president to take military action without consulting congress. Congress must reclaim its Constitutional war powers, and it starts by repealing the 2002 Iraq AUMF. 

In March 2023, the U.S. Senate passed this important legislation — now we just need the House of Representatives to send this bill to the President’s desk!

Take 5 minutes today and sign our letter to Speaker Kevin McCarthy asking for a vote on this billWe provide a template to make it easy and streamlined.

Text of Letter to McCarthy

I would like to urge Speaker McCarthy to support S. 316 and H.R. 4445 and repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF. ​​The effects of war and conflict directly impact military families like mine in a way that the majority of the public is isolated from, and this bill would go a long way toward keeping us safer. Please bring it to the floor for a vote this month!

The 2002 AUMF is outdated and irrelevant; however, it is not harmless. On the contrary, leaving this law on the books puts current and future military families at risk of future presidents taking reckless, unilateral military action. If our community is going to be called into another war, we deserve rigorous and transparent public debate; this law undermines that value.

Thank you for considering this issue!

Join us taking action today and send the letter below!

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