Peace Voter Guide


Be informed. Vote for Peace. Peace Voters are everyday people willing to take a stand for a more responsible U.S. foreign policy. By exercising your right to vote and taking the pledge to become a Peace Voter, and using our Peace Voter guide to know the candidates’  positions, you can make a real impact on elections.

Peace Voters are also your friends and neighbors and we need your help to find them, register them to vote, and help them get to the polls!

 


U.S. Presidential Election

Bernie Sanders is an advocate for peace, even when under immense political pressure to vote for war. Sanders believes “war must be a last resort” and has echoed that sentiment with his votes in Congress and in the Senate. He opposed and voted against the first Gulf War and the 2003 illegal invasion of Iraq. He also supported the Iran Nuclear Deal. For more information on Sanders’ work for peace, click here.

Hillary Clinton is unapologetically a war hawk. As Secretary of State, she backed a bold escalation of the Afghanistan war,pressed Obama to arm the Syrian rebels, and later endorsed air strikes against the Assad regime. She backed intervention in Libya, and supported Obama’s expansion of lethal drone strikes. Although she publicly states that war is a last resort and brings attention to the vulnerability of women in conflict zones, her pro-war policies are causing the damage she says she is opposed to. For more on her pro-war record, click here.

Ted Cruz believes war crimes should be part of U.S. foreign policy. Cruz advocated for ‘carpet bombing’ ISIS ‘into oblivion’. Military experts have condemned this policy, noting that it would be ineffective and would cause mass civilian casualties. His foreign policy proposals would keep the U.S. in endless wars, because they ignore lessons of history and provide no foundation for building peace. For more, click here.

Donald Trump is ‘disqualified from becoming President.” As the White House state, Trump’s campaign has disqualified him from the office of the Presidency. His rampant xenophobia against Mexican immigrants and all members of the Islamic community are contrary to American religious freedom values and Peace Action’s dedication to promote human rights. His call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States is not only xenophobic, but is a complete rejection of human decency and U.S. global leadership, as we face the worst humanitarian disaster since World War II. For more information, click here.


U.S. Senate Elections

Senator Chuck Schumer inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and is a strong supporter of Israeli action in the Middle East. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees and voted against a Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Senator Schumer’s Voting Record: Click Here

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Congressional Elections

 

Short Background on NY Representatives Running for Re-Election

Representative Lee Zeldin consistently votes against peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq. He voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees. He voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Zeldin’s Voting Record: Click Here 

R - District 1

Representative Pete King consistently votes against peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq and against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. He voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees. He voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on King’s Voting Record: Click Here 

R - District 2

Representative Steve Israel consistently votes against peace. His votes against Peace Action Include: He voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq and prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted in favor of turning away Iraqi and Syrian refugees. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against a Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Israel’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 3

Representative Kathleen Rice consistently votes against peace. Her votes against Peace Action include: She opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq. She voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees and voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Rice’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 4

Representative Gregory Meeks inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq and prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against the turning away of Iraqi and Syrian refugees and against budget increases for the Pentagon. He also supported the Iran Nuclear Deal.

For More Information on Meek’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 5

Representative Grace Meng inconsistently votes for peace. Her votes against Peace Action include: She is opposed to the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq and against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. Her votes with Peace Action Include: She voted against Pentagon’s budget increase and against turning away Iraqi and Syrian refugees.

For More Information on Meng’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 6

Representative Nydia Velazquez inconsistently votes for peace. Her votes against Peace Action include: She voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. Her votes with Peace Action include: She supported the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted in favor of mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq. She voted against Pentagon’s budget increase and against turning away Iraqi and Syrian refugees.

For More Information on Velazquez’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 7

Representative Hakeem Jeffries inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and against increasing the Pentagon’s budget. He voted in favor of mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq, and supported the Iran Nuclear Deal.

For More Information on Jeffries’ Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 8

Representative Yvette Clarke inconsistently votes for peace. Her votes against Peace Action include: She voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. Her votes with Peace Action include: She voted against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and against increasing the Pentagon’s budget. She voted in favor of mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq, and supported the Iran Nuclear Deal.

For More Information on Clarke’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 9

Representative Jerry Nadler inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees from U.S boarders, and against increasing the Pentagon’s budget. He voted in favor of mandating Congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq, and supported the Iran Nuclear Deal.

For More Information on Nadler’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 10

Representative Dan Donovan consistently votes against peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force and prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. He voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees and voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Donovan’s Voting Record: Click Here 

R - District 11

Representative Carolyn Maloney inconsistently votes for peace. Her votes against Peace Action include: She opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. Her votes with Peace Action include: She voted in favor of strengthening Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq. She voted against Pentagon’s budget increase and against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

For More Information on Maloney’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 12

Representative Charlie Rangel inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He voted against prohibiting ground troop deployment in Iraq. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees from U.S boarders, and against increasing the Pentagon’s budget. He also voted in favor of strengthening Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq, and supported the Iran Nuclear Deal.

For More Information on Rangel’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 13

Representative Joe Crowley inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He voted against strengthening Congressional Approval for the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq and against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and against increasing the Pentagon’s budget. He supported the Iran Nuclear Deal.

For More Information on Crowley’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 14

Representative Jose Serrano inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and against increasing the Pentagon’s budget. He also voted in favor of mandating Congressional Approval of Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq, and supported the Iran Nuclear Deal.

For More Information on Serrano’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 15

Representative Eliot Engel inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He is opposed to the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Approval of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq and prohibiting ground troops. His votes with Peace Action Include: He voted against Pentagon’s budget increase and against turning away Iraqi and Syrian refugees.

For More Information on Engel’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 16

Representative Nita Lowey inconsistently votes for peace. Her votes against Peace Action include: She is opposed to the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Approval of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq and prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. Her votes with Peace Action Include: She voted against Pentagon’s budget increase and against turning away Iraqi and Syrian refugees.

For More Information on Lowey’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 17

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney inconsistently votes against peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees. He voted in favor of a Pentagon budget increase. He voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. His votes with Peace Action include: He supported the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted in favor of mandating Congressional Approval of Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq.

For More Information on Maloney’s Voting Record: Click Here

D - District 18

Representative Chris Gibson consistently votes against peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional approval of the Use of Military Force and prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. He voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees and voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Gibson’s Voting Record: Click Here 

R - District 19

Representative Paul Tonko inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and against increasing the Pentagon’s budget. He also voted in favor of mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq, and supported the Iran Nuclear Deal.

For More Information on Tonko’s Voting Record: Click Here

D - District 20

Representative Elise Stefanik consistently votes against peace. Her votes against Peace Action include: She opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq. She voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees. She voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information Stefanik’s Voting Record: Click Here 

R - District 21

Representative Richard Hanna consistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq without Congressional Authorization. He voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees. He voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Hanna’s Voting Record: Click Here 

R - District 22

Representative Tom Reed consistently votes against peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq and prohibiting ground troops in Iraq without Congressional Authorization. He voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees. He voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Reed’s Voting Record: Click Here 

R - District 23

Representative John Katko consistently votes against peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq without Congressional Authorization. He voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees. He voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Katko’s Voting Record: Click Here 

R - District 24

Representative Louise Slaughter inconsistently votes for peace. Her votes against Peace Action include: She voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. She voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Her votes with Peace Action include: She voted against Pentagon’s budget increase. She voted in favor of AUMF in Syria and Iraq. She supported the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted in favor of eliminating all Nuclear Arms.

For More Information on Slaughter’s Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 25

Representative Brian Higgins inconsistently votes for peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He voted against prohibiting ground troops in Iraq. His votes with Peace Action include: He voted against turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and against increasing the Pentagon’s budget. He also voted in favor of mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq, and supported the Iran Nuclear Deal.

For More Information on Higgins’ Voting Record: Click Here 

D - District 26

Representative Chris Collins consistently votes against peace. His votes against Peace Action include: He opposed the Iran Nuclear Deal and voted against mandating Congressional Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Syria and Iraq and prohibiting ground troops in Iraq without AUMF. He voted in favor of turning away Syrian and Iraqi refugees. He voted in favor of a $38 billion Pentagon budget increase.

For More Information on Collin’s Voting Record: Click Here

R - District 27