Reassert Congress’ Constitutional War Powers Authority — Support the Lee-Rose Amendment (# 425) to the NDAA

The 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) is only 60 words – and one of the only modern authorizations for the use of force in the history of the U.S. that includes no limitation in time, geography, operations, or a named
enemy. This has enabled it to be used by three consecutive Administrations to wage war at any time, and at any place, without Congressional oversight.

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Support the LEE-SCHIFF-ENGEL-CROW-LEWIS-ROSE-MOULTON Amendment to Repeal the 2002 Authorization of the Use of Military Force against Iraq Resolution

We write to ask that you support amendment #424 (floor number) to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq Resolution (P.L.107-243). Repealing the 2002 Iraq War AUMF would not impact any existing military
operations because it no longer serves an operational purpose. Leaving the 2002 AUMF in effect runs the risk that it could be utilized by the executive branch for military missions Congress never intended to authorize.

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Reassert Congress’ Constitutional War Powers Authority: Support the Lee-Rose Amendment (# 425) to the NDAA

The 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) is only 60 words – and one of the only modern authorizations for the use of force in the history of the U.S. that includes no limitation in time, geography, operations, or a named
enemy. This has enabled it to be used by three consecutive Administrations to wage war at any time, and at any place, without Congressional oversight.

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Support Amendment # 424 to the NDAA to Repeal the 2002 Authorization of the Use of Military Force against Iraq Resolution

We write to ask that you support amendment #424 (floor number) to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq Resolution (P.L.107-243). Repealing the 2002 Iraq War AUMF would not impact any existing military
operations because it no longer serves an operational purpose. Leaving the 2002 AUMF in effect runs the risk that it could be utilized by the executive branch for military missions Congress never intended to authorize.

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Become a Cosponsor: Women’s History and 19th Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act

We write to encourage your boss to become a cosponsor of our bipartisan bill, H.R. 1923, the Women’s History and 19th Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act. This legislation would direct the Treasury Secretary to establish a quarter program
featuring a prominent woman from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia starting in 2021 at the conclusion of the current quarter program.

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Cosponsor the Department of Peacebuilding Act

I invite you to become a cosponsor of my bill, H.R. 1111, the Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2019. This critical bill would establish a federal Department of Peacebuilding which would solely be dedicated to peacemaking, and the study
and promotion of domestic and international cultures of peace.

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STOP AN UNAUTHORIZED AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL WAR WITH IRAN

As you may know, the Trump Administration has publicly floated the idea of utilizing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) as the legal basis for possible military action against Iran, allowing the President to circumvent Congress to
start a war with Iran. As the lone Member of Congress to vote against the 2001 AUMF, I feared it would be used as blank check to wage war at any time and anywhere. That the Trump Administration is considering using the 2001 AUMF as the legal justification
to take military action against Iran without coming to Congress demonstrates the dangers of leaving this overly broad AUMF on the books.

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PROTECT OUR SOCIAL SAFETY NET! OPPOSE THE USE OF CHAINED CPI – Deadline Extended

We write to encourage your boss to become a cosponsor of our bipartisan bill, H.R. 1923, the Women’s History and 19th Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act. This legislation would direct the Treasury Secretary to establish a quarter program
featuring a prominent woman from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia starting in 2021 at the conclusion of the current quarter program.

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