STOP TRUMP FROM GOING TO WAR WITH IRAN

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Congress must stop Trump from going to war with Iran! Contact your representatives and tell them to vote for and support the privileged war power resolutions that have been introduced by Rep. Slotkin and Senator Kaine to mandate that without congressional authorization, the Trump Administration’s military actions aimed at Iran must cease within 30 days. In the House, the vote will take place this week and the Senate vote this month — we need a large enough majority that the vote is veto-proof. Contact your Representative and Senators now!

Overseas supporters can scroll down to sign the petition below.

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Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

Dear U.S. Congress,

This is urgent and dire. As your constituent, I urge you to take immediate action to stop Trump from going to war against Iran, a war that could be even more disastrous than the U.S. war with Iraq. I need you to vote YES on the privileged War Powers resolutions introduced by Representative Slotkin in the House and Senator Tim Kaine in the Senate to mandate that without congressional authorization, the Trump Administration’s military actions targeting Iran must cease within 30 days. We need veto-proof votes.

Additionally, the House should introduce an Iraq War Powers Resolution to stop further U.S. military participation in these escalating events on Iraqi soil and vote to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for the Use of Military Force. The U.S. should abide by the recent vote of Iraq’s parliament to remove all U.S. troops from the country.

The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani—a man who had a popularity rating in Iran of over 80% because of his successful fight against ISIS—and U.S. airstrikes in Iraq before that have brought us to the brink of war. Iran has sworn “harsh revenge” and 3,000 US troops and at least six B-52 bombers have just been deployed to the Middle East. Donald Trump is tweeting threats to bomb Iranian cultural sights—a war crime—and is refusing to follow the U.S. checks and balances that require him to consult with Congress. This is why war powers resolutions must pass both chambers of Congress with a veto-proof majority.

The blame for the present crisis rests squarely on the doorstep of the White House. The Trump administration’s reckless decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and revert to the U.S. policy of threats and sanctions is backfiring—as predicted. The American people have made clear in poll after poll that they do not want to be dragged into another war in the Middle East. Please act now as the voice of the people to stop the U.S. from going to war with Iran.

Sincerely,

 

Source: codepink

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