Congress is considering dangerous legislation that would be a major escalation of the drug war and could even lead to a full-scale war with Mexico.
The Authorization for the Use of Military Force to Combat, Attack, Resist, Target, Eliminate, and Limit Influence Resolution (AUMF CARTEL Influence Resolution) would authorize the use of military force against nine Mexican cartels, potentially leading to war with Mexico and further destabilizing the region.
This legislation is not only reckless, but would also undermine diplomatic relations and national security by igniting tensions between the U.S. and Mexico.
By seeking to authorize the president to use force against foreign nations, organizations, or persons who have violated the Controlled Substances Act, we will be taking the war on drugs to even more dangerous levels.
Effectively declaring war on Mexico by employing military force against cartels is not the answer. Congress needs to hear from you. Our communities need support in fighting for a more rational, compassionate, and pragmatic approach to the challenges we face. Congress needs to know we stand against the irresponsible and foolish rhetoric pushed by those who support the resolution.
Tell Congress to oppose the AUMF CARTEL Influence Resolution. Add your name right now.