Kate Gould

Legislative Director, Middle East Policy


Kate Gould

Kate Gould is FCNL's Legislative Director for Middle East Policy. Kate is one of only a handful of registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C. working to advance human rights objectives and support diplomatic solutions to resolve disputes between the U.S. and Iran and the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Israel/Palestine.

Gould was profiled in 2015 as the “Quaker Lobbyist Behind the Iran Deal Fight,” by Congressional Quarterly, an outlet with readership that includes 95% of members of Congress. Kate's analysis on Middle East policy has been cited by The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, CNN, Reuters, AFP and other national outlets. Kate has appeared as an on-air analyst for various TV and radio programs, including the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, The Thom Hartmann Show, The Real News Network and CCTV. She is also a Political Partner at the Truman National Security Project.

Before coming to FCNL, Kate taught Palestinian school teachers for AMIDEAST in the West Bank city of Hebron while coordinating a radio program on peacebuilding efforts at a joint Israeli-Palestinian think tank in Jerusalem. Kate also interned for Senator Jeff Merkley both in her hometown of Medford, Oregon and in his Washington, DC office. Kate is inspired every day by people she met in the Middle East who practice nonviolence in the face of so much violence: including protesters against settlements, therapists in Gaza treating children who have lived through three wars, or Syrian, Iraqi, and Palestinian refugees who have started over (and often many times over) to make a new life. Kate is a member of the Friends Meeting of Washington.

kate@fcnl.org

Articles by Kate Gould

Update Updated: Senate Vote on Yemen – Your Calls Are Needed 

This week, your Senators are expected to vote on final passage of S.J. Res. 54, the Sanders-Lee-Murphy legislation to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Action Alert Important Victory on Yemen - Let's Keep Up the Pressure! 

Grassroots pressure is working! The Trump administration has recently announced that it will be ending mid-air refueling support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen.

Action Alert New Senate Bill to Stop Trump’s March to War with Iran  

On Sept. 26, legislation was introduced to prevent President Trump from launching a war against Iran without authorization from Congress.

Action Alert Fueling the Killing of Kids  

FCNL citizen advocates have worked for years to end the illegal U.S. war in Yemen. Your faithful advocacy has resulted in unprecedented momentum to end U.S. support for this war.

Action Alert Urge Your Reps to Oppose Cuts to Palestinian Aid 

Your Representative can still sign on the Price-Welch-Smith letter urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to end U.S. funding for the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) and USAID programs in the West Bank and Gaza.

Update Ending the Illegal U.S. War in Yemen 

Today, Representatives Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Adam Smith (WA-09) announced that they will soon be introducing legislation to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen which has plunged it into the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

Action Alert No More Bombing School Buses 

It’s official: the bomb that killed dozens of Yemeni children in a school bus, as they returned from a rare school field trip, was made in the USA.

Action Alert End the U.S. War in Yemen 

As early as this week, the Senate could vote on ending the illegal U.S. war in Yemen.

FCNL in the News Divide Over Israel Widens in Democratic Party 

“There are new members of Congress, new voices on this issue and they are doing this because they are hearing from their constituents,” says Kate Gould, legislative director for Middle East Policy at the Quaker lobby group.

Update Stop the U.S.-Sponsored Yemen War  

The impending sale of more U.S. bombs to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates provides Congress with an opportunity to act to stop the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. The U.S. government is literally refueling the bombers and arming the war that threatens millions of Yemenis with famine, mass starvation, and a historic resurgence of cholera.