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You’ll remember former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI). He warned of the folly of Bush’s Iraq war which turned out to be the largest foreign policy mistake of the century. Additionally, Feingold thinks it is time to end our longest war in history — the Afghanistan War, that a large military intervention in Syria will only repeat the grave mistakes of the past and that we need to keep Pentagon bloat in check. He concurs that the world needs to lessen the number of nuclear weapons and refrain from building more. That’s why he supported the New START Treaty with Russia and the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Peace Action is confident in Feingold making rational, studied foreign policy decisions and keeping a critical eye on Pentagon expenditures. His policies will make Americans safer.

In 2010, Feingold narrowly lost to Tea Party candidate Ron Johnson (R-WI) who gave himself $9 million and holds fringe views like climate change is NOT man made. Feingold is running to take his seat back. Peace Action has proudly endorsed Feingold. Regarding the endorsement he said:

“Peace Action has long taken a stand against the kind of rhetoric that drives fear, anger, and violence in our communities. I look forward to working alongside them to reduce threats to peace and ensure economic justice here in Wisconsin and across the world.” Please click now to put him back in the Senate where he can be a voice for reasoned foreign policy.

His election will help with another important matter: a Democratically controlled Senate. While we are nonpartisan, it was a Democratic Senate that passed the New START Treaty and would possibly take up the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Carol Shea-Porter served New Hampshire’s 1st district from 2007-2010, and from 2013-2014. In 2006, she ran on a platform of opposition to the Iraq War, and since then has consistently supported diplomatic and humanitarian alternatives to war. As a strong nonproliferation advocate, she voted to cut funding from a redundant and destabilizing nuclear cruise missile, the Long Range Standoff Weapon. And in keeping with her opposition to the Iraq War, she voted to keep U.S. troops out of Iraq in 2014 without a new congressional authorization.

Michael Eggman is in a competitive race to unseat incumbent Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA-10). Denham had a 6% voting record with Peace Action in 2013.

Eggman believes in the power of diplomacy and wants to avoid sending the U.S. into costly military conflicts across the world. He supported the Iran nuclear agreement and supports working towards the elimination of nuclear weapon stockpiles globally.  Challengers like Engman need extra help so please donate today.

Obviously, it’s important to support incumbents that share our values and vote our positions. Rick Nolan (D-MN) has consistently scored high on our voting record and has been an outspoken voice for peace. Yet, he faces a challenger and a possible close election.

Mike Honda, an incumbent representative who has served his district since 2013, consistently speaks out in favor of diplomatic approaches to conflicts abroad. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Honda has been an important ally, working to rein in the oversized Pentagon budget and opposing spending on new nuclear weapons. He has also supported the repeal of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which has served as President Obama’s primary justification for ongoing military involvement in unauthorized wars in the Middle East.

Important elections like these can turn on a dime and Peace Action needs the flexibility to donate to peace candidates, send paid organizers into key races and place advertisements so we can elect a federal government that cares and acts on the issue you and I hold dear. Please give now.

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