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President Obama has just sent a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to Congress that perpetuates the endless war of the last 13 years. It is imperative that we urge our members of Congress to oppose the president's proposal and repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force. Click here to read the background from our colleagues at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and click here to go directly to their Action Center and send an email to your Senators and Representatives.
Our friends at Peninsula Peace & Justice Center have an Urgent Action page with a petition you can sign, background information, and websites to access emails and phone numbers for all of our local Congresspeople. A telephone call or a personal email or letter is always worth while and the best way to get your Congressperson's attention. If you are a person of faith, briefly include how your faith informs your understanding of justice, peace and compassion.
Too many lives have been lost. Too many dreams have been destroyed. We need to look to political, economic and diplomatic avenues to end the senseless violence on all sides and begin the long road of restoration, healing and justice.
The debate may go on for months, and it is important that we make our voices heard now and throughout the process. Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice's motto is critical now: A time comes when silence is betrayal and that time has come for us.