Last year, we told the U.S. House of Representatives to advance a bill that would immediately make military families safer. And guess what? It worked! The bill passed the House with a bipartisan vote.
This fall, we have a short window of time for the Senate to do the same thing. S.J. Res 10 repeals the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq. The bipartisan votes are there — now its time for Majority Leader Schumer to schedule the vote!
Why It Matters
The 2002 AUMF is dangerous. It allows Presidents to take military action without consulting Congress.
Our bill, S.J. Res 10, protects military families from reckless Presidential action. If our service members are going to be sent into harm’s way, we deserve for those decisions to come with a public debate.
If you believe in reducing unnecessary wars…
If you believe in maintaining Constitutional authorities…
If you believe that our service families deserve a war-fighting process that’s maximally deliberative, accountable, and transparent…
…then join us. Tell Senator Schumer why this issue is so important and deserves a vote.
Check out our War Power and AUMF overview here to learn more.
Read our joint OpEd Honor veterans: Repeal the Iraq War Authorization.
Text of the Letter
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I am writing to urge Senator Schumer to schedule S.J. Res. 10 for a vote and repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF.
As a military spouse, my family is directly impacted by our country’s decisions over war and peace. Putting our troops into harm’s way should be a deliberative and transparent process. But right now, the 2002 Iraq AUMF leaves too much leeway for a President from either party to endanger our troops without any public debate. If my loved one is going to be called upon to demonstrate the furthest bounds of their service, we deserve to be confident in the necessity and justness of that decision.
I hope you will follow through on your public commitment to schedule this bill for a Senate floor vote. We need bipartisan action to affirm the role and duty of Congress to declare war, and do better for our military and their families.