CONTAIN TRUMP’S WAR-MONGERING
Trump is playing with fire by threatening nuclear war against North Korea and decertifying Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear treaty. Congress can limit the President’s belligerence by reasserting its constitutional powers, and supporting the Iran deal.
• Pass the Markey-Lieu bill (HR 669 and S 200) to prevent the President from using nuclear weapons first unless Congress has declared war. Oregon’s Senators and three of its House members (Blumenauer, Bonamici, and DeFazio)—Where’s Walden!—are co-sponsors; now they need to push for its passage.
• Not respond to Trump’s decertification of Iran. Without congressional action, the deal stands and decertification becomes largely a symbolic act. If Congress sanctions Iran, the chance of war with Iran and North Korea rises. Iran, North Korea, and the world will lose faith in American diplomacy.
• Sunset the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). The law’s vagueness has been used to justify 37 military operations in 14 countries. New military action must have a new AUMF.
We need Congress to guard our national security. Ask our MoCs to keep us safe by supporting the Iran deal with no new sanctions.
Congress must check POTUS’s power to start wars!
**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH OUR SENATORS and CONGRESSMAN WALDEN**
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Senators Wyden and Merkley:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am very concerned about the growing hostility between the US and both Iran and North Korea. Thank you for co-sponsoring the Markey-Lieu bill that requires Congress to declare war before the President can use nuclear weapons in a first strike. I urgently request that you push hard for its passage. Also, please keep America safe by opposing sanctions on Iran and support the House Appropriations Committee’s vote to end the Authorization of Military Force. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Congressman Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am very concerned about the growing hostility between the US and both Iran and North Korea. I urgently request that you support the Markey-Lieu bill that requires Congress to declare war before the President can authorize pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons. No single person should be allowed to decide to start a nuclear war. Also, please oppose sanctions on Iran and support the House Appropriations Committee’s vote to end the Authorization of Military Force. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: SEND THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Also post on Facebook or other social media.
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