Our picks for best and worst: the 2010 congressional voting record
I’m glad to announce the release of Peace Action West’s 2010 Congressional Voting Record.
Last year was a big one. It had its triumphs, like when determined senators pushed through the first major arms control treaty in decades. And it had its disgraces, with a group of Republicans blocking a bipartisan bill to help stop forced child marriage. How did your representatives measure up? Find out with our 2010 Congressional Voting Record.
Was your senator one of the nuclear hawks who tried desperately to kill New START? Did your representative call for getting all the troops out of Afghanistan by the end of the year? Our 2010 voting record highlights key votes in the House and Senate on everything from Afghanistan to nuclear weapons, from wasteful military spending to sanctions on Iran. You can also check out our picks for the “best and worst” things Congress did for peace in 2010.
One of the best tools we have to hold Congress accountable is information. Every congressional office has received a copy of this record. Your representatives in Washington know that as a supporter of Peace Action West, you are vigilantly monitoring their votes on peace, and more importantly, that you will take action to make sure they are on the right side of history.
Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA-13), one of the few members of Congress who had a 100% voting record in 2010, had this to say about the voting record: “I am proud of my record and honored to be recognized by Peace Action West. With our nation involved in three ongoing wars, the work of Peace Action West has never been more critical. We need your grassroots advocacy for less military and more diplomacy.”
Thank you for being a watchdog for peace.