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Support HR 198 - Repeal Authorization for the Use of Military Force

Please contact your Representative, and ask him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 198, Congress member Barbara Lee's bill to repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). For more than 11 years, our government has used the AUMF to justify everything from assassination and indefinite detention of American citizens to ever-expanding drone strikes and secret Special Forces operations in 120 countries. It's time to end this authorization for unjustifiable military force. Please email and call your Congress member, and ask him or her to join Barbara Lee.


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Passed by Congress in 2001, only one Member--Rep. Barbara Lee--had the wisdom and foresight to vote against the AUMF bill. She warned her colleagues not to "become the evil we deplore." Now the Editorial Board of the New York Times has joined Barbara Lee's call to repeal the AUMF.

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