Washington, DC — September 18, 2018 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary solutions to international conflicts.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to have the support of the largest peace group in the country, Peace Action,” said Omar. “Peace Action has been a leader in the struggle for a nuclear weapons free world for over 60 years, and in Congress I will work to bring us closer to realizing that goal. We must work to drastically reduce our stockpile of nuclear weapons and delivery systems rather than funding programs to create even more potent and dangerous versions of these weapons, which is antithetical to a goal of peace.”
Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who also directs Peace Action’s PAC, said of the candidate, “Peace Action proudly endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. She is a true believer in the pursuit of a planet free from the tyranny of nuclear weapons, and in a foreign policy built on diligent diplomacy instead of reckless interventionism.”
For more information on Ilhan Omar and her candidacy, please visit www.ilhanomar.com.
Founded in 1957, Peace Action (formerly SANE/Freeze), the United States’ largest peace and disarmament organization, with over 100,000 paid members and nearly 100 chapters in 36 states, works to abolish nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary solutions to international conflicts.
The public may learn more and take action at www.PeaceAction.org.