Global Peace & Security

In 2001, I cast the sole vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that launched the global war on terror in the aftermath of the devastating 9/11 attack.

My career has been defined by a record of foreign policy advocacy that centers on development, diplomacy, and human rights — including being among the first in Congress to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, and being the only candidate to call for an immediate, permanent ceasefire as the most effective way to prevent more civilian suffering and death, bring hostages home, and allow for diplomatic solutions. 

I have been ranked as the most effective member of the 117th Congress in the area of International Affairs, and have a long record of leading on anti-war efforts in Washington: 

Opposing Endless Wars

Standing Up For Civil Liberties

Calling For Accountability

Slashing The Bloated Defense Budget

It’s our responsibility as the United States to wield our power and vast wealth to support our common humanity. In the Senate, I will bring my vast foreign affairs experience to lead with diplomacy, fight for Congressional oversight of military assistance and accountability to the American people, oppose endless wars and wasteful Defense spending, and advocate for global peace and security.

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First-Term Policy Pillars