Climate change is a global problem that needs global solutions. President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement points the U.S. in the wrong direction, endangering both our negotiating power with other nations and the well-being of communities around the world.
Families belong together. But family indefinite family detention is not a solution to family separation. Right now, the U.S. spends over $3 billion annually on immigrant detention, a nearly 74% increase over spending since 2010. Congress should support proven, less costly, and more compassionate alternatives.
Each person has the right to live a life of dignity with access to basic necessities. Work is valuable, but making public assistance contingent on work does little to address the barriers that many people receiving these benefits face in finding employment.
From mass killings carried out by legally purchased assault weapons to “everyday” deaths from suicide, domestic violence, or at the hands of police, gun violence is preventable – if Congress is willing to act.
Arming local law enforcement agents with grenade launchers, tanks, and guns designed for a battlefield only reinforces the threat that communities, especially communities of color, see in law enforcement.
Three presidents have used the 2001 Authorization to justify unrestrained military action in the Middle East, Africa, and Indonesia -- at least 41 military engagements in 18 countries. Congress needs to cancel this blank check for war by repealing the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.
The United States has engaged in dialogue and diplomacy with North Korea in the past to avoid war while securing vital national interests—as it did with the Soviet Union before that. It should do so again.
The Iran nuclear deal successfully closed off Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon and made the world safer. U.S. and Israeli security officials have attested that the deal with working and that Tehran has upheld its commitments.