FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 21, 2021
Contact: Kelsey Coolidge; firstname.lastname@example.org
War Prevention Initiative: “Repeal of 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. More can be done to end forever wars and achieve authentic security.”
PORTLAND, OR – The U.S. House of Representatives voted in a bipartisan fashion to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. We acknowledge the role of peace activists who disputed the need for the AUMF in the first place, have worked for years to repeal the AUMF, and have built a coalition to end forever wars. As the U.S. Senate considers this bill, the War Prevention Initiative (WPI) believes that more can be done to end forever wars and achieve authentic security rooted in the daily, lived experiences of Americans.
 The existence of nuclear weapons—particularly the catastrophic consequences for humans and life on the planet if they are used—is another existential threat. We do not discuss it further in this context since it is removed from the focus on the AUMF.