Wedded to War?!

Urge your representatives to join Congresswoman Lee in opposing endless war. Call 202-224-3121 (a 24-hour # reaching the entire Congress).

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Dear Activist,

In its post-2001 “war on terror”, the United States has conducted military operations in at least six countries. Yet the Middle East is plagued by violence, failed governments, and armed fighters seeking to impose their extremist views. How much more evidence do we need that War Is Not The Answer to terrorism?

Six months after the US began bombing ISIL targetsin Iraq and Syria, President Obama is asking Congress to pass a new Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) to provide legal cover as he continues the bombing. This is an authorization that has no geographical limits, keeps the Bush-Era 2001 AUMF intact, would cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and “sets the war table” for the next president by providing authorization for military action for at least the next three years. 

Contact your Senators and your Representative now at 202-224-3121 to say NO to a new AUMF and read CODEPINK’s point-by-point analysis on why this AUMF request should be denied!

It’s important to denounce ISIL’s barbaric crimes and provide help to people in the region. At the same time, we must recognize that some of these same horrific acts shown daily on mainstream TV news, such as beheadings and persecution of minorities, are committed regularly by our ally Saudi Arabia and other regimes supported by the US government. US military intervention only leads to MORE violence and recruits new extremists.

Congressional approval of Obama’s request for this AUMF implies that US citizens want a new, open-ended war in the region. The Congressional Progressive Caucus states that “the authorization proposed by the president this week is too broad.” Congresswoman Barbara Lee points out that “National security experts have clearly stated that there is no military solution to ISIL” and urges “a comprehensive diplomatic, political, economic and regionally-led strategy” to the joint tragedies in Iraq and Syria. 

Urge your representatives to join Congresswoman Lee in opposing endless war. Call 202-224-3121 (a 24-hour # reaching the entire Congress).

Seeking real solutions,

Alli, Anna, Janet, Jodie, Katie, Kristin, Medea, Nalini, Nancy, Nathan, Sergei, Sophia and Tighe

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