It takes action from Congress for the United States to go to war. And it also takes action from Congress to end it. The ‘91 and ‘02 AUMFs have been used by successive administrations to justify numerous interventions and drone strikes around the world. For over 30 years, presidents have been waging war with zero oversight.
After decades of unrelenting grassroots activism, we find ourselves at the precipice of a major legislative victory for our antiwar movement. Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a bipartisan bill to repeal both the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq resolutions. And now, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has indicated he will take concrete steps to advance this bill in the Senate. That means this bill could come to a full Senate vote as soon as next week.
This could be our defining moment to end endless wars, but only if we act right now to seize it. That’s why we’re sending a petition to Congress right now to push this repeal through. Intense public pressure at this critical hour could force the Senate to push through the repeal and force the House to take up the bill as soon as possible. So please, sign now and tell Congress to repeal the outdated war authorities!