Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

URGENT: Support vote on Syrian withdrawal

The House is expected to vote on a War Powers Resolution today introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) that would order President Biden to withdraw all US troops from Syria.

Please contact your representatives right now and urge them to support the resolution (H.Con.Res.21). Click here to find your representative, or call the House switchboard operator at (202) 224-3121.

The US currently has about 900 troops stationed in eastern Syria and backs the Kurdish-led SDF in the region, allowing the US to control about one-third of the country. Gaetz’s resolution would give President Biden 180 days to end the US military occupation, which is opposed by Damascus.

Here’s an example of what you can say:

I am calling in support of Rep Matt Gaetz’s War Powers Resoution (H.Con.Res.21).

I support the withdrawal of US troops from this unconstitutional act of war in Syria, carried out under the Obama administration, that places our soldiers on the same side of the civil war as terrorist groups like Al Nusra and ISIS. Our soldiers are on the wrong side of the war, there was no declaration of war, and our troops are in harm’s way for no good reason.

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