17-063017-IM to MR Rep Barbara Lee amendment

Please give Rep Barbara Lee her due for 16 years of persistance against the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Action by passing her amendment to repeal it. THE NATION quotes Peace Action Executive Director Jon Rainwater:
“The 2001 AUMF is the reason the U.S. has been involved in military campaigns in at least seven countries. It’s the reason we’ve allowed the war in Afghanistan to become America’s longest war. It’s the reason a whole generation has grown up not knowing a time without war. Representative Lee has championed opposition to endless war brought on by the 2001 AUMF since day one with her sole vote to oppose it. The adoption of her amendment to repeal it gives Congress a chance to reclaim its constitutional role as an arbiter of war and peace.”

https://www.thenation.com/article/16-years-ago-barbara-lees-warning-against-the-aumf-was-ignored-nevertheless-she-persisted/

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