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Foreign Policy

The United States should lead by example and work within the world community in a spirit of peace, cooperation, generosity, and democracy.

Our Values

The United States must balance a strong defense with equitable, just practices and policy with other nations and peoples. Diplomacy, dialog and non-violent conflict resolution are in keeping with our nation's goals and principles and must be our first resort.

Our principles, aspirations and interests are best advanced by supporting self-determination of all nations and supporting the rights, liberties and well-being of the peoples of all nations and ethnicities.

We support trade that is equitable to both parties and enforces workers' rights, environment rights and produces products that are safe for consumers.

Military action should only be taken with approval of Congress.

All governments that possess nuclear weapons should reduce or eliminate their nuclear arsenals. Our government must renounce the development of new nuclear weapons and act to accomplish nuclear nonproliferation, arms reduction, and international control of fissile material.

Our government should not engage in overt or covert efforts to destabilize other nations’ governments.

The government of the United States should work with transnational corporations and lending institutions, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank (a) to improve regulation of financial systems to prevent economic disruptions and (b) to develop ways to better handle Third World debt.

Existing international trade agreements should be renegotiated to incorporate—and future international trade agreements should incorporate—human rights, labor rights, environmental laws, transparency at all levels, and basic democratic procedures.

America should effect a measured and responsible immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan.

2012 Policy Priorities

Federal policy opposing the death and injury to civilians in Palestine and Israel and working with both sides to seek peaceful resolution of this conflict. Support a peaceful, two-state solution.

Call on all governments, including ours, to secure, reduce production, stockpiling, testing and use of nuclear weapons.

The current negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement must incorporate human rights, labor rights, environmental laws, transparency at all levels, and basic democratic procedures.