Massachusetts Peace Action endorses Jim McGovern and Katherine Clark for re-election to Congress.
Rep. Jim McGovern (District 2 — Worcester, Northampton, Greenfield, Leominster) is one Peace Action’s most valuable allies in Congress, a tireless and effective legislative leader for a range of peace issues. He is a key leader in efforts to end U.S. military engagements in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, and to repeal the 2001 Congressional authorization that has been twisted by successive administrations to justify endless war. He was the first Massachusetts legislator to sign on to the Palestinian Children’s Human Rights bill, HR. 4391. McGovern received the Peacebuilders Award from Massachusetts Peace Action after giving the keynote address at our 2016 annual meeting, and also spoke at our November 2017 conference on Presidential First Use of Nuclear Weapons. (www.jimmcgovern.com)
Katherine Clark (District 5 — part of Cambridge, Woburn, Lexington, Framingham) has been an activist progressive in the five years she has served in Congress. In 2015 she boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress opposing the Iran nuclear deal, and in 2016 she was active in a sit-in in Congress on gun control after the Orlando shootings. She is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and consistently votes for its People’s Budget. She reliably votes to oppose military budget increases, nuclear weapons increases, and Middle East wars. While she tends to straddle on Israel/Palestine issues, she made a positive move recently by signing on to the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Act. (katherineclark.org)
We urge you to vote for, work for, and donate to the campaigns of these progressive, pro-peace leaders!
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