Prevent Violence and War: 3 Things Congress can do NOW
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Prevent Violence and War: 3 Things Congress can do NOW

    1. Petition by

      The Peace Alliance

Take a stand for peace by calling on Congress to do three things: Enact the Youth PROMISE Act, provide rapid response funds for international peacebuilding, and sustain the US Institute of Peace. 

Three things Congress can do now to prevent violence and war!

1. Enact the Youth PROMISE Act (HR 2721), groundbreaking, bipartisan legislation that will give our communities the support and funding they need to effectively prevent youth violence. It will set up local infrastructure to support evidence-based work on the front lines, saving lives and giving every young person the opportunity to meet his or her potential.

2. Rapid Response Funding: In late 2007, Kenya erupted into violence after disputed elections. The State Department wanted to support the African Union mediation process, but did not have unprogrammed funds available. Congress should fully fund the Complex Crises Fund at $75 million, a flexible pool of money to allow the State Department and USAID to respond quickly to emerging crises.

3. The United States Institute of Peace helps prevent and mitigate deadly conflict in places like Iraq, and by educating the U.S. public on peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Investing in USIP will help the U.S. save lives and treasure in the long-run by preventing wars rather than fighting them. Congress should fully fund USIP at $43 million.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. New Republican co-sponsor for Youth PROMISE Act!

      At our Ice Cream scooping event yesterday, Republican Rep. Ralph Hall (TX) said he signed on to the Youth PROMISE Act! This is a great development to move it through a challenging congress

    3. Ice cream scoops on Capitol Hill attract a crowd!

      Great article highlighting our Ben & Jerry's event on the issues spelled out in this petition. Check it out!

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Ben & Jerry's and Peace Alliance Ice Cream Scooping event at Capitol

      Speakers: Congressman Bobby Scott, Congressman John Conyers. Event partners: Alliance for Peacebuilding, FCNL, 3P Human Security, Rotary International of Dupont Circle, Shalom Educating for Peace, and The Institute for Multitrack Diplomacy.

    6. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Seeger CHEBOYGAN, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Even in 2012, they should listen to do and do so.

    • Anne Bowman TAMPA, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      war and violence are a waste of time and money

    • Henry Hernandez LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am an Advocate for peace in the communities that i currently serve

    • Pauline Wittry MANITOWISH WATERS, WI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Too much money is being spent for weapons when people are starving in our world - even in US.

    • Patty Tawiyaka 100 MILE HOUSE, BC, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Time to evolve out of war and violence mentality. It is a great opp for U.S. to be redeemed. Happening anyway- new power of empathy & support - balanced.


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