Peace Action Endorses Tahirah Amatul-Wadud for Congress

 In Congress, Election 2018

Washington, DC — September 4, 2018 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Tahirah Amatul-Wadud for Congress in Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary solutions to international conflicts.

Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who also directs Peace Action’s PAC, said of Amatul-Wadud, “Peace Action is thrilled to endorse Tahirah Amatul-Wadud because she is ready to fight for a government that is truly of, by and for the people. She knows that diplomacy can offer lasting security in a way that war never will, and that keeping our country safe means working collaboratively with other nations to address global challenges.”

Cole Harrison, Executive Director of Massachusetts Peace Action, added, “Tahira’s platform is unambiguously progressive, endorsing Medicare for All, debt-free public college education, a constitutional amendment to limit corporate campaign money in politics, progressive taxation and abortion rights. She also supports repealing the overly-broad Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), limiting the president’s war-making powers, and prohibiting the first use of nuclear weapons.”

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Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is a Western Massachusetts family law and civil rights attorney. She is passionate about protecting the human and civil rights of all people especially marginalized communities. As a progressive Democrat she supports Medicare for All, universal public education from pre-K through college, a raise in the minimum wage, and access to affordable high speed Internet.

To learn more about Tahirah Amatul-Wadud and her candidacy, visit www.tahirahforcongress.com.

Founded in 1957, Peace Action (formerly SANE/Freeze), the United States’ largest peace and disarmament organization, with over 100,000 paid members and nearly 100 chapters in 36 states, works to abolish nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights and support nonmilitary solutions to the conflicts with Afghanistan and Iran. Peace Action endorses dozens of candidates per election cycle and through Peace Action PAC raises tens of thousands of dollars for candidates and donates staff to key races.

The public may learn more and take action at www.peaceaction.org.

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