Stop Senate War Agenda Today
Today and tomorrow, the U.S. Senate is likely to consider a Defense Authorization Act that wastes $682.5 billion on war preparations and on wars including Afghanistan, where we killed six more children on Thanksgiving.
The same bill adds dangerous new provisions that authorize presidents to launch numerous wars without Congressional declaration and to indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens without charge.
Senator Mark Udall of Colorado will introduce an amendment stripping out the expanded war and imprisonment powers.
Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon has introduced an amendment that would ask President Obama to stop waging war in Afghanistan more quickly than December 2014.
Tell your senators to support these two amendments.