Thanks to the 14 advocacy groups that signed this letter urging Congress prevent unauthorized war with Iran! It was delivered to Sens Durbin and Duckworth on June 24th, 2019.
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Thank you for helping us create a more sane foreign policy.
Hassan El-Tayyab, Policy and Organizing Director at Chicago Area Peace Action
June 24th, 2019
Dear Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation,
We write to request your support for S.1039/H.R.2354, the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019, introduced by Senator Udall and Representative Eshoo. These resolutions would prevent funding from being appropriated in the event of an unauthorized U.S. military intervention in Iran.
Congressional opposition to U.S. military intervention in Iran could not come at a more urgent time. The Trump administration has moved the U.S. into a war posture with Iran through increased hostile rhetoric, crippling economic sanctions, and by using the routine deployment of a battleship in the region to threaten “unrelenting force”. Recently, National Security Advisor John Bolton was reported to be overseeing the revision of war plans to send upwards of 120,000 troops and 120 additional warships to the Middle East with the intention of provoking war with Iran.
Congress must not be idle witnesses in a repetition of the playbook for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Trump Administration must be reminded that it is constrained by a lack of Congressional authorization for war, and the fact that the 2001 AUMF can’t be twisted to give a green light for launching military action against Iran.
As tensions continue to rise, it is vital that Congress preemptively assert its constitutional war authority and stop the Administration from launching a disastrous war against Iran. We urge you to cosponsor S.1039 and H.R.2354 before it’s too late.
Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training
Anti War and Racism Effort
American Friends Service Committee – Chicago
Chicago Area Peace Action
Chicago Committee Against War and Racism (CCAWR)
Just Foreign Policy
Neighbors for Peace
The Poor Peoples Campaign
Veterans Against the War & Iraq Veterans Against the War
Voices for Creative Non-Violence
World Beyond War