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Stop the March to War with Iran

By Liz Bajjalieh, April 10, 2019

Earlier this year President Donald Trump told Americans that, “great nations do not fight endless wars.” Yet his administration continues to drag the country towards another ruinous war without end, this time in Iran.

Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a “terrorist organization”–over the objections of the Pentagon–is just one more provocation in a series of escalations.

But we also have some good news to share. Sens. Tom Udall (NM), Rand Paul (KY), and Dick Durbin (IL) reintroduced the “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019,” which would ban funding for a U.S. military attack against Iran without authorization from Congress. This bill re-asserts Congress’ constitutionally-designated authority to determine if and when the United States goes to war.

Act now. Urge your senators to cosponsor the Udall-Paul-Durbin “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act” (S. 1039) and help stop war with Iran.

Letter FCNL Joins Pro-Diplomacy Groups Calling on U.S. to Rejoin Iran Deal and Prevent War 

FCNL joins 50 other organizations in urging members of Congress to speak out in support of rejoining the Iran nuclear deal. With tensions rising between the United States and Iran, it is more important than ever for members of Congress to adhere to the principles outlined below to guard against another devastating war in the Middle East.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Welcomes Bipartisan Bill Stopping March to War with Iran  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded today’s introduction of the “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019,” which would deny funding to a military attack against Iran without the authorization of Congress.

Liz Bajjalieh

  • Program Assistant, Middle East Policy

Liz Bajjalieh is the Program Assistant for FCNL’s Middle East Policy program. As a Young Fellow, Liz’s responsibility is to help bridge the gap between constituents and their members of Congress through assisting with Middle East lobby visits, drafting action alerts, and addressing constituent concerns.