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Today’s Action: Stop Trump from attacking Iran – repeal the AUMF

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Trump trashes Obama and sides with Kim Jong-un against Biden in Memorial Day presser

The president’s shameful behavior on this solemn holiday took a dark turn and stunned Americans.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Lindsey Graham is confronted with HIS ’98 clip on defying subpoenas

Fox News’ Chris Wallace confronts Lindsey Graham with a 1998 clip of him railing against Clinton for defying congressional subpoenas while allowing Trump to do the same.

Take Action: Impeach Attorney General William Barr for lying to Congress to cover up Trump’s crimes!

Wind turbines do not cause cancer. But pollution from the fossil fuel industry does.

OD Action Pick: Do your part to save the planet and support clean, renewable wind power at home — even apartments — at no cost. Plus, receive 4 free LED light bulbs as a thank you.

A Republican lawmaker goes viral with incredibly creepy Facebook post about his daughter
The anti-choice “family values” conservative made his constituents squirm with his inappropriate post.

Take Action: Tell the GOP that overturning Roe vs. Wade would endanger women’s lives. That isn’t pro-life!

A radical right-winger shoots three cops after choking a woman

A terrifying show of violence reminds us all who the real threat to America is.

Take Action: Demand Trump stop enabling white nationalist violence with hate speech!

A retired military colonel brutally torches Liz Cheney for accusing the FBI of treason
The extremist Republican got more than she bargained for with her defense of the president.

Trump launches a deeply cynical and disgustingly hypocritical attempt to win black voters
The president left social media users stunned with his jaw-dropping attack on his political rivals.

Take Action: Help support the Black Lives Matter Movement. Read I-D’s guide to the 10 ways you can stand in solidarity, proactively and effectively, with the movement.

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Looser gun laws have led to 13-15% increase in crime
A Supreme Court case may soon create a constitutional right to freely carry a gun everywhere, but that would be a dangerous mistake to make, suggests a new study of violent crimes.

Nevada passes bill to restore voting rights of 77,000 people
The bill automatically restores the right when people once they leave prison in the key swing state.

Today’s Action: Stop Trump from attacking Iran – repeal the AUMF

The United States entered into an endless war on September 14th, 2001. On that day, Congress issued an AUMF, which gave then-President Bush the ability to use force against nations, organizations, or people he determined were in any way involved in the September 11th attacks. For the last 18 years, in practice, that has meant that the president can direct the United States into war with any one at any time without congressional approval.

Now, Trump is threatening start a war with Iran, using flimsy statements that Iran is connected to groups that arose in the aftermath of Sept 11. Iran’s forces were not involved in the September 11 attacks – period – nor are they members of the groups the U.S. has been fighting since that time. There is no link or justification for Trump using the AUMF to skip Congressional declaration of war.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they pass H.R. 1274 to repeal the AUMF before Trump singularly forces us into war with Iran. Place the power to declare war back into the hands of Congress, where it constitutionally belongs.

Presidents Bush and Obama used the AUMF at least 37 times in 14 countries to justify military force, often against groups that did not even exist on September 11th. Trump is using AUMF to keep troops in Syria and Iraq indefinitely — also uninvolved in the 9/11 attacks. With Trump carrying on, we can now confirm that the AUMF has been used to invade at least 19 countries since 2001.

19 countries, and Iran would make 20…and yet 80% of our current Congress has never cast a vote to allow the United States to enter war. For the sake of Iran – and future countries we want to keep off this list – it’s clear the AUMF has outlived its original intent and needs go to.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to take back their power to declare war by passing H.R.1274, a repeal of the AUMF. Tell them you are completely opposed to Trump’s attempt to push us into war with Iran, and they should be too.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition rejecting Roy Moore’s Senate run, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


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