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  • PEACEBUILDING
Winning Issue » PEACEBUILDING


Well over 100 million have people perished in wars during the 20th century. The end of the Cold War gave many people hope that a new era of lasting peace was at hand. However, our world remains the venue for countless regional conflicts resulting from disputes over territory, resources, religion, culture and more. Currently, our nation is the most powerful and influential country on Earth, affecting many people in most parts of the globe. America provides food and medicine to many millions of people in nearly 100 needy countries. We help resolve conflicts between nations, and pioneer most of the world's medical and scientific advancements that benefit all of humanity.

However, some say we are not fully aware of the effects our corporate and foreign policies have on the people of other nations. They claim some of these effects are responsible for anti-American feelings in parts of the world. At times, while developing the resources of other countries, our corporations have damaged their environments and harmed their people. At times, our government has supported repressive or non-representative regimes, and has used military force without adequate justification and before exhausting diplomatic options.

Advocates say we should consider those affected by all our corporate and foreign policies if we are to bring about a new era of lasting peace. They say we need a cabinet-level voice in our executive branch who will advocate for a more peaceful approach to attaining foreign policy objectives. The purpose of this department, which would have input on foreign as well as domestic policy decisions, would be to study and promote the conditions that are conducive to building domestic and international peace.

Pending Legislation: H.R.1111 - Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2021
Sponsor: Rep. Barbara Lee (CA)
Status: House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Chair: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current peacebuilding policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support establishing a Department of Peacebuilding in the executive branch, dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and promotion of conditions conducive to both domestic and international peace and a culture of peace by:

    1.) Cultivating peace and peacebuilding as a strategic national policy objective and development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful conflict resolution and structured conflict mediation.

    2.) Collaborating with others to promote personal and community security and peace by supporting policies to:
    a.) Address personal and family violence, including suicide.
    b.) Reduce drug and alcohol abuse.
    c.) Create, through local community initiatives, peace projects that facilitate conflict resolution and healing of societal wounds.

    3.) Establishing a Federal Interagency Committee on Peace to coordinate the actions of the department with other federal agencies.

    4.) Requiring the Defense and State Depts. to consult with the department concerning nonviolent means of conflict resolution when a conflict between the United States and any other government or entity is foreseeable, imminent or occurring.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support establishing a Department of Peacebuilding in the executive branch, dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and promotion of conditions conducive to both domestic and international peace and a culture of peace by:

    1.) Cultivating peace and peacebuilding as a strategic national policy objective and development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful conflict resolution and structured conflict mediation.

    2.) Collaborating with others to promote personal and community security and peace by supporting policies to:
    a.) Address personal and family violence, including suicide.
    b.) Reduce drug and alcohol abuse.
    c.) Create, through local community initiatives, peace projects that facilitate conflict resolution and healing of societal wounds.

    3.) Establishing a Federal Interagency Committee on Peace to coordinate the actions of the department with other federal agencies.

    4.) Requiring the Defense and State Depts. to consult with the department concerning nonviolent means of conflict resolution when a conflict between the United States and any other government or entity is foreseeable, imminent or occurring.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider passing H.R.1111 - Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2021.

If elected as a trustee, Peace Action will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for conditions that are conducive to building national and international peace.

Mission: Peace Action is a national, grassroots organization committed to organizing a powerful peace movement. Peace Action mobilizes diverse constituencies through grass roots action to: Achieve a world free of nuclear weapons in the future while stopping the development, testing, spread and use of those weapons today; Promote resolution of international conflicts through cooperation and diplomacy; Advance national spending priorities that meet the nation’s real security and domestic needs; Protect human rights around the world by controlling the global trade in lethal weapons; and Ensuring no one is denied the opportunity to participate in making decisions that affect the common good.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
November 22, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
November 29, 2021