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PETITIONS SHOW HUGE PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR CHANGES IN

BIDEN NATIONAL SECURITY PRIORITIES

AMERICA SPENDS MORE ON ITS MILITARY THAN THE NEXT 7 NATIONS COMBINED

IT IS TIME FOR AMERICA TO END ITS FOREVER WARS

Editorial Note: None of the petitions on this page are ours. We list these things to show public concern.

Some of these petitions are in more than one category.


REDUCE U.S. SPENDING ON WAR

Nearly 50 Groups Demand Passage of Amendments to Cut Pentagon Budget (Common Dreams, 9-22-21) Read Letter Here PDF

'The Status Quo Is Failing': 36 Progressive Groups Demand Pentagon Cuts (Common Dreams, 4-16-21) Read Letter Here

From Space Force to F-35s, Congress Given Specific Path to Cut Pentagon Budget by $80 Billion (Common Dreams, 3-24-21) Read Letter Here PDF

50 House Democrats urge Biden to 'significantly' slash defense budget (The Hill, 3-16-21) Read Letter Here PDF

U.S. Organizations React to Global Military Spending Report (Peace Action, 4-30-20)

Win Without War Oppose Pentagon $733 billion (Earth Future Action Report)  PDF (4-8-19)

Action Network Petition End Wasteful Military Spending (Earth Future Action Report)   Petition on Action Network (5-24-19)


PETITIONS TO PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TO END FOREVER WARS

Over 110 Groups Urge Biden to End Unlawful Lethal Strikes (Common Dreams, 6-30-21) Read the Letter Here

2021 Bipartisan Petitions to End Forever Wars (Earth Future Action Report, 2-17-21)

Jerry Brown, William Perry and David Holloway Give Advice to the President: Break the dangerous pattern of nuclear competition with Russia (The Bulletin, 1-18-21)

50 Organizations Call on Biden to Support More Progressive Foreign Policy Agenda (Earth Future Action Report) Petition on Demand Progress PDF (5-11-20)

Open Letter From 31 Advocacy Groups on Biden's Foreign Policy Team (Common Dreams, 7-10-20) PDF (7-7-20)


PETITION TO END NEW COLD WAR WITH CHINA

Biden’s new Cold War with China will result in climate collapse, progressives warn (Politico, 7-7-21)

30 Organizations pushed Speaker Nancy Pelosi to back a less confrontational version of anti-China legislation PDF

45+ Groups Say 'Future of Our Planet Depends on Ending New Cold War' Between US and China (Common Dreams, 7-8-21) Read Letter Here PDF

No Cold War with China Joint Statement with 64 Organizations (May 2021)

In response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s recent vote to advance the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 (SCA), and reports that it will receive a Senate floor vote this week, 64 organizations said:

"We, the undersigned organizations that represent millions of people across the United States, are deeply concerned about the growing Cold War mentality driving the U.S. approach to China. Although our organizations may have different mandates or ideological persuasions, we know that the new Cold War with China currently being pushed in Washington does not serve the millions of people demanding change across this country nor the billions of people affected by U.S. foreign policy abroad, and will instead lead to further insecurity and division."


PETITIONS TO END NEW COLD WAR WITH RUSSIA

Lawmakers Support Biden’s Diplomatic Efforts With Russia and Urge President to Prioritize Cooperation in Reducing Global Conflicts (Jayapal, 6-15-21) Read Letter Here PDF

Open Letter From the American Committee for U.S.-Russia Accord (U.S. Russia Accord, 6-10-21)

Jerry Brown, William Perry and David Holloway Give Advice to the President: Break the dangerous pattern of nuclear competition with Russia (The Bulletin, 1-18-21)

The Number One Priority in Setting a New Course with Putin’s Russia (The National Interest, 9-13-20)

Open Letter From 103 Foreign Policy Experts - Time to Change Direction on Russia (Earth Future Action Report) Petition on Politico (8-5-20)

Common Ground: A Pledge For Secure Elections and True National Security (World Future Fund Report) Petition on The Nation (7-11-18)


PETITIONS TO PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ON SPECIFIC ISSUES

Warning Biden's Syria Strikes Set 'Dangerous' Precedent, Groups Push Congress to Respond (Common Dreams, 3-16-21) Read the Letter Here From Demand Progress and Others

32 Progressive Groups Urge President Joe Biden to Rejoin Iran Nuclear Deal (The Hill, 3-3-21) PDF

Representatives DeFazio, Khanna, Dingell Urge Transparency from Biden Administration Regarding Involvement in Yemen War (Official Site of Congressman Peter DeFazio, 2-25-21)

YouthVote Letter to Joe Biden (Earth Future Action Report) Petition on Nextgen America (April 2020)

Green Groups Push Biden for Bolder Plan (Earth Future Action Report) (The Hill, 4-10-20)

Open Letter From DNC Delegates to Joe Biden - Hire New Foreign Policy Advisors (Earth Future Action Report, 8-10-20)


SENATORS KAINE AND YOUNG INTRODUCE BILL TO REPEAL 1991 AND 2002 AUTHORIZATIONS FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE

On March 3rd, 2021, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq.

The bill would formally end the authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars – 30 and 19 years, respectively, after these AUMFs were first passed, reasserting Congress’ vital role in not only declaring wars, but in ending them.

The AUMF is used to justify all sorts of troubling actions.

The bill is also cosponsored by Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Rand Paul (R-KY).

Kaine & Young Introduce Bill to Repeal 1991 & 2002 AUMFs (Senator Tim Kaine's Website) Read Bill Text Here PDF


OPEN LETTERS TO BERNIE SANDERS - REJECT U.S. IMPERIALISM

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders (World Future Fund Report) Petition on Action Network (11-28-18)


PETITIONS ON PALESTINE AND ISRAEL

Biden campaign alumni call on him to end occupation, hold Israel accountable for human rights abuses (Mondoweiss, 5-24-21) Read Letter Here

Over 500 Biden and Democratic Party staffers have signed a letter calling on the president to promote Palestinian human rights and hold Israel accountable for its human rights violations.

Coalition Pressures Key Democrat Gregory Meeks to Back Resolution Blocking Arms Sale to Israel (Common Dreams, 5-21-21) Read Statement Here

A coalition of press freedom and human rights organizations on Friday implored Democratic Congressman Gregory Meeks—the chairman of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee—

to support a resolution aimed at blocking the Biden administration's proposed sale of $735 million in advanced U.S. weaponry to Israel.

28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas cease-fire (The Hill, 5-16-21) Read Statement Here

Twenty-eight Senate Democrats on Sunday issued a statement calling for Israel's military and Hamas to reach a cease-fire agreement as news reports emerged of another night of devastating Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.

Progressive groups call for Biden to denounce evictions of Palestinians as 'war crimes' (The Hill, 5-13-21) Read Full Statement Here

About 140 progressive groups on Thursday released a joint statement calling on the Biden administration to condemn the Israeli government over a host of policies they say amount to war crimes against Palestinians. The statement was signed by prominent progressive groups like MoveOn, Justice Democrats and the Sunrise Movement, to name a few.