1. Action Alert
  2. U.S. Wars & Militarism

You, Me, and 400 advocates on Capitol Hill: Let's lift our voices for peace!

By Diane Randall, November 14, 2019

This week, I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. We will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, urging them to act for peace by repealing the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) – the law that authorized the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

I need your help to drive home our message. Will you send a letter to your members of Congress now?

Tell Congress:

Repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF and Prevent Future Wars!

Act Now 

We are at a critical moment. Congressional leaders are in final negotiations on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House passed a version of this legislation that includes repeal of the 2002 Iraq AUMF, but it is not in the bill the Senate passed. Now negotiators from both chambers are meeting to resolve their differences. We hope every member of Congress will voice their support for keeping the repeal of the 2002 Iraq AUMF in the final NDAA.

Passing this legislation will be an important first step by Congress in reasserting its constitutional authority over when the United States goes to war. Amid the gridlock and partisanship on Capitol Hill, with your help, we believe we can win this.

Diane Randall

  • General Secretary

Diane Randall is the General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Diane leads FCNL’s staff to effectively educate and lobby for the policies and legislative priorities established by FCNL’s General Committee. A lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, Diane is a fierce proponent for citizen engagement that advances policies and practices to create a better society for all.