In January, tensions between the U.S. and Iran hit a fever pitch. The Trump administration assassinated an Iranian general, leading to retaliatory strikes on a U.S. military base. In response, many Americans took to the streets, condemning U.S. aggression and calling for "No War with Iran!"
While we seem to have avoided a war for now, the strikes led many Americans to wonder- how does the U.S. keep taking military actions without Congressional approval, and how do we stop these endless wars?
As we continue to call for #NoWarWithIran, join us as we delve into what happened between the U.S. and Iran in January, why congressional War Powers are important, and what you can do to help us end these endless wars!
This webinar will be broadcast as a Facebook Live. Sign up on AFSC's Facebook page, or visit this page on the 13th for an embedded livestream.
Elizabeth Beavers serves as an advisor to the Friends Committee on National Legislation on issues of militarism and human rights.
Shervin Ghaffari joined the National Iranian American Council as a Policy Associate in August 2019. In this role, Shervin conducts research and writing on the Middle East, analyzes and monitors legislation, and supports advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. His expertise is on Iran, the GCC, Persian Gulf Security, U.S. national security issues, and immigration.
Tori Bateman is a Policy Advocacy Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee, where she coordinates work on peace & security issues.