Washington, DC – September 19, 2018 – Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization, endorsed Katie Hill for the House of Representatives in California’s 25th 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.
“I am honored to have Peace Action’s endorsement in the race to represent California’s 25th district,” said Hill. “Coming from a military family, I know the hardships our service members face abroad and at home. That’s why I support priorities like increasing pay for our military and fully funding all veterans services from mental health to job training. We need to start ensuring that the men and women who risk their lives for this country are properly supported and compensated. Additionally, I am committed to diplomacy and will ensure that we explore every possible option before putting our troops in harm’s way.”
Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who also directs Peace Action’s PAC, said of Hill, “Peace Action is endorsing Katie Hill because she believes in a ‘diplomacy first’ foreign policy, because she’s committed to reclaiming Congress’ constitutional authority over the decision to go to war, and because she recognizes that walling America off from the world doesn’t make us safer, it only isolates us.”
“As of this month,” Martin continued, “young Americans who weren’t born yet when Congress passed the 2001 war authorization are signing up to fight in wars that still rely on that outdated and overly broad authorization. Katie Hill is committed to repealing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and ensuring that Congress rather than the president decides if and when we go to war, as the Constitution intended.”
To learn more about Katie Hill and her candidacy, visit www.katiehillforcongress.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.