Washington, DC — August 24, 2018 — Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization, endorsed Anita Malik for Arizona’s 6th 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.

“Peace Action and I share common goals of a more peaceful world, of a world where future generations can live without fear of nuclear war, and of a country that leads the way in getting us there,” Malik said. “Prioritizing diplomacy is critical. Without engagement and dialogue, the probability of more disastrous conflicts increase, conflicts that will disproportionately be paid for by hard-working American families.”

“We also need to work to align our budget with our nation’s priorities,” Malik continued. “The U.S. can and should make smart, effective reductions in military spending to more strategically defend America from modern threats. We need to stop pouring money into outdated weapons systems from the Cold War so we can afford to fully fund programs that American workers and families rely on.”

Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who also directs Peace Action’s PAC, said of Malik, “Peace Action endorses Anita Malik because she believes diplomacy and engagement offer more effective means of protecting our national interests and security than interventionist wars that never seem to end. Malik has a nuanced understanding of our nation’s current military engagements, from Syria to Afghanistan to Yemen, and of the diplomatic and humanitarian alternatives to addressing them. She also believes Congress needs to do its job and reclaim its authority on decisions of war and peace, and will work to see that it does.”

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Anita Malik is an Arizona businesswoman and tech entrepreneur who went to Scottsdale public schools and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in both computer information systems and finance from Arizona State University.  The daughter of immigrants from India – her father was a mechanical and computer engineer – Anita became passionate about health care and public policy after losing her father to cancer in 2003. She hopes to continue this mission in Congress with legislation to support affordable childcare options, wellness programs, equal pay. Anita and her husband live in Scottsdale with their two boys and two dogs.

For more information on Anita Malik and her candidacy, please visit www.anitaforarizona.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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