Wednesday, June 12, 2019
This summer, the House of Representatives could approve legislation that would revoke the president’s ability to justify open-ended warfare across the world. But Congress will only act if they hear from people like you.
We must ACT NOW! Tell Congress to stop endless wars and restore Congress’ power to decide when the U.S. goes to war.
Our constitution states that Congress has the sole authority to declare war. Yet three presidents have essentially claimed that when Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in 2001, Congress handed its war powers to the president.
This sustained use of our military force is the longest in history – longer than the Civil War, World Wars I and II combined. Since 2001, U.S. presidents, including Donald Trump, have used the AUMF to justify 41 military operations in 19 countries.
Please pass along this important message to your listeners by placing this PSA in heavy rotation between now and Sunday, July 7, 2019.
Find out how you can get involved in FCNL’s advocacy at www.fcnl.org.
Thank you in advance for your support.
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CONGRESS NEEDS TO REVOKE OUR PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO JUSTIFY OPEN-ENDED WARFARE AROUND THE WORLD. SINCE TWO THOUSAND AND ONE, WE HAVE BEEN IN FORTY-ONE MILITARY OPERATIONS IN NINETEEN COUNTRIES. NOW IS THE TIME FOR CONGRESS TO HEAR FROM YOU. TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS TO RESTORE CONGRESS’ CONSTITUTIONAL POWER TO DECIDE WHEN WE GO TO WAR. OUR COUNTRY IS LESS LIKELY TO PURSUE MILITARY ACTION WHEN CONGRESS TAKES BACK ITS AUTHORITY TO DEBATE AND VOTE ON WARS. VISIT F-C-N-L-DOT ORG SLASH PEACE-NOT-WAR.