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Speaker Pelosi announces War Powers Resolution to check Trump’s brewing war with Iran

The Speaker of the House moved quickly to keep the President from pushing our nation into yet another endless Middle Eastern quagmire.

Take Action: Revoke Trump’s ability to wage war on Iran without Congressional approval!

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Trump’s Pentagon admits they accidentally sent letter to Iraq agreeing to withdraw troops
The Trump administration’s supremely embarrassing gaffe showed just how unprepared they are to deal with the crisis that they’ve triggered.

Don Jr. shows off rifle emblazoned with “crusader” symbols beloved by white supremacists
The First Son’s disturbing choice of weapon iconography is raising eyebrows and outrage on social media.

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Trump gives bizarre Rush Limbaugh interview, claims Israel used to the “King of Congress”
Claiming that Zuckerberg told him he was “#1 on Facebook” wasn’t even the wildest claim Trump made in yet another head-scratching interview.

John Bolton defies Trump’s orders and says he’ll testify in Senate impeachment trial
After “careful consideration and study,” the former National Security Advisor decided to choose complying with a potential subpoena rather than defending executive privilege.

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Pentagon rules out attacking Iran’s cultural sites, contradicting Trump
The Commander-in-Chief is so disconnected from reality that his subordinates are openly defying his declarations.

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Supreme Court orders quick response in Obamacare challenge
Nineteen blue states, led by California, asked the high court last week for a fast decision on whether to take the case.

Defense secretary’s chief of staff to step down
Eric Chewning has resigned after emails show his concerns over Trump’s extortion of Ukraine.

Trump regime blocks Iran’s top diplomat from entering U.S. to address United Nations
The move violates an agreement that requires Washington to allow foreign officials into the country to carry out U.N. business.

Dozens of Iranian and Iranian-Americans report being detained at U.S. border crossing
U.S. citizens are being harassed by their own government due to their ethnicity.

Stampede at Soleimani funeral kills dozens
The stampede broke out during the emotionally funeral procession in the military commander’s hometown.


Today’s Action: #NoWarInIran

On January 3, Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. He then provoked Iran further, deploying thousands of troops to the Middle East, threatening to bomb Iran’s cultural sites (which is a war crime), and vowing excessive force should Iran retaliate to these acts of aggression in any way.

Read: war, willfully and gleefully crafted…and with no authorization from Congress.

We are on the brink of war with Iran, manufactured by a sociopath in the White House. We must stop it, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands of lives at stake. Call (202.224.3121) or email your Members of Congress and urge them to do the following:

  • Urge your Members of Congress to immediately pass legislation to stop Trump’s unilateral run-up to war;
  • Demand Congress repeal Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which individually and combined give Trump unilateral ability to continue and expand our endless war

And once that’s done…

How did we arrive here, three years after Obama left us with our most promising relationship with Iran in decades? Trump has stoked war with Iran from the moment he took office. His Muslim Ban blocked Iranians from travel to and from the U.S. Trump broke U.S. commitments under the Iran nuclear deal and imposed crippling sanctions on Iran’s economy, hurting Iranian citizens in the process. The killing of Soleimani is the latest, and the most dangerous, in a three-year escalation by Trump to launch a war in Iran.

As a result, Iran has released all nuclear restrictions it was still abiding by, even in the face of Trump’s betrayal. And neighboring Iraq’s parliament has voted on a resolution to expel US forces – so Trump has threatened sanctions on Iraq’s already-fragile (because of our unnecessary war) economy as well. We are on the precipice of an unnecessary and bloody new warfront, adding to our two-decade-old body count.

And all of our acts of warfare since September 11, including Trump’s moves the past few days, have been conducted outside the purview of Congress, who willingly gave Bush, Obama, and now Trump the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF)…which has led to nearly two decades of endless, expansive war, unhindered and unchecked by Congressional vote or public debate.

Contact your Members of Congress to demand they stop Trump TODAY, get informed on MoveOn’s national call tomorrow, and take to the streets on Thursday.

Put the brakes on Trump’s reckless war mongering.

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