Sign the petition: Urge the Senate to repeal the 2002 Iraq war authorization

We're in a critical moment to finally repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

The 2002 AUMF authorized war against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq – allowing George W. Bush to invade Iraq. This outdated war authority is unnecessary for ongoing military operations, but as long as it remains, it can be used and abused by this or future administrations. The 2002 Iraq AUMF was used in January 2020 by the Trump administration to justify the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, which Congress never authorized, the UN concluded as "unlawful", and brought the U.S. dangerously close to war with Iran.

We need to put an end to our forever wars.

The House recently passed a provision led by Rep. Barbara Lee to repeal this dangerous authorization in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Saddam Hussein regime was overthrown in 2003 and a formal end to the U.S. war in Iraq was declared at the end of 2011 – the 2002 AUMF is no longer relevant.

There is a lot of momentum, and this year is our best opportunity to finally repeal this outdated authorization once and for all. The House has already passed this provision and President Biden has expressed his support for repeal as well. Now, we need the Senate to act.

Urge your senators to cosponsor S.J.Res.10 and vote to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF!

Participating Organizations:
American Friends Service Committee
Daily Kos
Civic Shout
Demand Progress
The Juggernaut Project
Massachusetts Peace Action
MPower Change Action Fund
Peace Action
The Peace Alliance
Rashida Tlaib for Congress
Win Without War

Supporting Organizations:
ICNA Council for Social Justice
Muslims for Just Futures
Pax Christi USA
ReThinking Foreign Policy