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Repeal AUMF

Downsize DC has signed on to a letter to Congress sponsored by the Friends Committee for National Legislation. This letter supports Rep. Barbara Lee’s amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill – H.R.1274, Section 9025. This amendment would repeal the 2001 AUMF (Authorization to Use Military Force). This was the AUMF that permits the president to use military force all over the world in pursuit of terrorists, without having to ask Congress for further permission. It’s essentially a blank check.

The amendment to repeal the AUMF passed the House but will need to be approved by the Senate and/or the conference committee. We want you to send a slightly edited version of that letter to your own representatives. Please read the letter below and consider sending it.

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Subject:    Repeal AUMF, support H.R.1274, Section 9025

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