Concerned by President-elect Trump's comments on torture, 40 members of Congress wrote to President Obama on January 11th with a request that he "engage in a bold, renewed push" to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay before leaving office. They also urged him to distribute the 2014 Senate Torture Report more widely and reaffirm that the practices it describes are legally and morally unacceptable.
Grounded in a belief in the fundamental dignity of all people, Executive Secretary Diane Randall and representatives of over a dozen other faith communities wrote President-elect Trump expressing their hope that he will uphold human rights and the principles of democracy throughout his time in office.
In preparation for the confirmation hearings for the nomination of Rex Tillerson to serve as the next
Secretary of State, we write to express the concerns of our non‐partisan, 74‐year‐old Quaker lobby in
the public interest. We are particularly eager to understand how Mr. Tillerson envisions his role as the
leading spokesperson and principal voice on foreign policy for our country.
We are appalled by the escalating humanitarian crisis in Syria, especially the horrifying reports of violence targeting civilians. The U.S. has a moral obligation to protect Syrian civilians from further atrocities.
20 organizations of the Pentagon Budget Campaign sent a letter to Congress opposing the unrequested $3.2 billion for the Pentagon in the FY17NDAA conference report. Win Without War drafted the letter, TCS supplied edits, Win Without War and PBC collected signatures, and Win Without War, National Taxpayers Union, and POGO sent the letter to the Hill Dec 1.