Vote no on war authorization

Ask your members of Congress to vote no on authorizing the use of military force. Background: President Obama has proposed an “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF) against the Islamic State group. Members of Congress will debate the president’s proposal over the next several weeks and the House and Senate will then vote on final legislation. As proposed by the president, the AUMF:

Oppose U.S. military actions in Iraq and Syria

Urge Congress to oppose authorization for open-ended war in Iraq and Syria. Background: President Obama has announced that he will seek congressional authorization for the use of military force against the so-called Islamic State.

Call on Congress to support Gaza aid

Call on Congress to support Gaza aid and an end to the blockade Urge Congress to support an end to the blockade on Gaza and funding for reconstruction. Background: Seven weeks of war between Israel and Hamas has left Gaza in ruins and financial support for reconstruction is urgently needed.

Call Congress on Syria amendments

Call your Members of Congress today to ask them to oppose training and equipping members of the Syrian opposition. Background: The House is expected to vote today, and the Senate tomorrow, on whether to grant the Obama administration expanded authority to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.

Ask your senator to support Food for Peace Reform Act

Action: Call your senator today and ask him or her to co-sponsor the Food for Peace Reform Act (S.2421). Background: Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Chris Coons (D-DE) have recently introduced a bipartisan bill that seeks to modernize the Food for Peace Act, one of the programs through which the U.S. government provides emergency food aid overseas. The Food for Peace Reform Act of 2014 will: