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Petitioning U.S. Congress

Support Peaceful Alternatives to War


2,164
Supporters

It's not enough to just be against war.

Proven and cost-effective alternatives to war don't get the support they deserve because politicians think Americans don't care.

That's why we are standing up to let politicians know we demand real, peaceful alternatives to war.

Members of Congress are already slashing critical programs in the international affairs budget, which has long been underfunded. With the new challenges we face in this interconnected 21st century world, we must rebuild our civilian capacity so we have tools and expertise outside of the military to engage with the world.

Investing in diplomacy and development makes Americans safer, creates stability and improves lives around the world.

Take action and urge Congress to support full funding of the international affairs budget and reform foreign assistance so we can make sure this funding gets to the people who need it in the most effective way possible.  

Letter to
U.S. Congress
Today, I joined the Stand Up campaign to join my voice with Americans who support peaceful alternatives to war.

I am deeply concerned that members of Congress are already slashing critical programs in the international affairs budget, which has long been underfunded. With the new challenges we face in this interconnected 21st century world, we must rebuild our civilian capacity so we have tools and expertise outside of the military to engage with the world.

I know that investing in diplomacy and development makes Americans safer, creates stability and improves lives around the world.

I strongly urge you to support fully funding the international affairs budget and reforming foreign assistance so we can make sure this funding gets to the people who need it in the most effective way possible.

I will be closely following these issues and your actions on them. Please write to let me know what you will do to make sure these programs get the attention and funding they deserve.