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Letter FCNL and 50+ Faith Groups Call on Congress to Prevent War With Iran 

In a letter sent to congressional leadership today, more than 50 national faith organizations urged Congress to support a key provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent war with Iran. This provision, passed earlier by the House, would block government funds from being used in a war with Iran without congressional authorization.

Update A Repeal of the 2002 Iraq AUMF is Long Overdue 

On Sept. 10, FCNL joined 61 other groups from across the political spectrum to urge Congress to reassert its authority over war by repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2002 Iraq AUMF is what allowed the U.S. to levy war against the Saddam Hussein regime. Now, 17 years after its enactment, it is long past time to put this law to rest.

Letter Coalition Calls for Immediate Medical Treatment for Guantanamo Detainee 

FCNL joined 11 other organizations focused on human rights and civil liberties to express their dismay over the treatment of Sharqawi Al Hajj. Al Hajj, who has spent the last fifteen years in Guantanamo Bay, is in desperate need of an independent medical examination following a recent suicide attempt. Our coalition called on Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to immediately give Al Hajj the outside treatment he needs.

Press Release Congress Must Seize This Opportunity to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Washington, DC – Today, a nationwide group of 62 organizations came together to send an unequivocal message to Congress: Now is the time to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq (2002 AUMF).

Letter FCNL Joins 60+ Groups Urging Repeal of 2002 AUMF in Defense Policy Bill 

House and Senate negotiators are currently working on a final policy bill that will direct the Pentagon’s efforts over the next year. On Sept. 10, FCNL joined a diverse group of organizations from across the ideological spectrum in sending a letter to House and Senate leaders of the Armed Services Committees. Together they urged them to preserve the Lee amendment to repeal of the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA).

Letter Bipartisan Group Urges Congress to Prevent War Through NDAA 

Progressive and conservative advocacy groups are united in calling on Congress to make ending and preventing war a top priority in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Letter FCNL Joins Letter Outlining Ways to Eliminate Wasteful and Unnecessary Pentagon Spending 

In a letter sent to Armed Services Committees leadership, FCNL and 18 other organizations urged Congress to look at sensible reforms that could save billions of dollars per year from the bloated Pentagon budget while still maintaining national security. The letter outlined 16 specific recommendations to do so in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

What We're Writing on AUMF Repeal 

We've written extensively on the need to repeal the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs. These collected resources reflect our stance on endless war, and our efforts to end it.

Update FCNL's Heather Brandon-Smith Offers Expert Testimony on the 2001 AUMF and Iran 

Tensions with Iran are running high. As the current standoff threatens to escalate into open hostilities, the administration has argued that the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) could be used to justify war with Iran.

Background It's Time to End Endless War 

Quaker Public Policy Institute 2019

Afghanistan. Iraq. Syria. Yemen. Somalia. Libya. Niger. And those are just the places where the U.S. officially admits it is currently fighting wars.

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