International Relations

International Relations

All actions of U.S. institutions and supporting organizations must reflect integrity, respect, and ethical behavior in accordance with human rights and international norms and laws. We believe that our security, prosperity, and well-being are best served by increased and prioritized resources and funding for diplomacy, alliances, and peacebuilding interventions of governmental and non-governmental organizations to foster friendly and cooperative relations with all countries, especially border countries.

We Affirm:

1. The U.S. has a major role in promoting international peace and justice through diplomacy, actively seeking to
prevent and end wars and violent conflicts, and combating poverty, suffering, and health disparities; and
2. The U.S. must be a leader and model among nations to avert climate catastrophe by eliminating fossil fuels and
achieving a just transition to a 100% renewable energy economy; and
3. U.S. foreign policy must prioritize support and increase funding for nonviolent action and social justice
movements around the world whenever possible, and eliminate U.S. militaristic, imperialist actions by all means.
Based on recent research, nonviolent movements have succeeded twice as often as armed struggles; and
4. That Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), as defined and implemented by the United Nations and member
nations, focused on broad international goals of poverty reduction, women’s rights and gender justice,
peacebuilding, maternal and child health, sustainable economic development, environmental justice, and health
equity should be prioritized and actively supported by the U.S. government; and
5. Religious tolerance and respect for freedom of speech and other cultures are cornerstones of American values and
should be strongly reinforced and upheld in all foreign policy and international transactions; and
6. The goal is short-term reduction and long-term elimination of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear,
biological, and chemical weapons worldwide; and
7. Violent extremism has many root causes. U.S. policies to prevent and counter violent extremism must include
funding for humanitarian causes, drought reduction, education, diplomacy, and military-operations-other-than-war
to address the root causes of extremism. Efforts should include funding as well for conventional military
operations only when absolutely necessary to ensure our national security; and
8. Where U.S. troops are engaged abroad, they should prioritize the protection of civilians and assurance of human
security in accordance with human rights and international law, and provide for withdrawal plans that ensure the
health and safety of the local populace; and
9. The power to declare war rests with Congress in Article I, Section 8, Clause 11. It is the responsibility of all
members of the government to abide by the Constitution to provide for appropriate checks and balances; and
10. Governments worldwide must collaborate to ensure broad availability of health care, health products, and health
services, including prevention, containment, and eradication of contagious disease; and
11. That adequate investment in programs to prevent, contain, and eradicate contagious disease, ensure adequate
supplies during public health emergencies, and to provide means for all people to practice good hygiene is
necessary for the common welfare and defense; and
12. Transnational regulation and leadership during public health emergencies prevents harm; and
13. That tools to prevent, contain, and eradicate contagious disease should be free to all people without question and
without requiring identification.

We Will:

1. Support a strong U.S. State Department to promote U.S. interests abroad through diplomatic means; and
2. Oppose any unilateral, unprovoked war against any nation; and
3. Ensure the U.S. does not support by military, economic, or diplomatic means in any new or ongoing wars abroad
that do not directly target the U.S.; and
4. Support a new nuclear treaty between the U.S. and European allies and Iran; and
5. Refuse to supply military or economic support to any ally or country that is refusing to adhere to human rights and
international law; and
6. Support open and transparent trade policies and agreements that are negotiated with input from labor,
environmentalists, economists, and public opinion, are freely accessible to the public, conform to standard
legislative procedures, are consistent with our democratic values, incentivize competitive wages abroad, prevent
offshoring U.S. jobs, cause decreased fossil fuel usage and carbon output, and protect land and water from
expropriation; and
7. Oppose investor-state dispute provisions that circumvent U.S. sovereign law and undermine the right of investors
in the U.S. and elsewhere to adjudicate disputes with foreign corporations; and
8. Provide safe-haven and refuge to those fleeing the consequences of ongoing violent conflict through adherence to
international law, treaties, rules, and guidelines for refugee and political asylum seekers; and
9. Condemn the use of torture; and
10. Urge our government officials to (a) continue to reduce nuclear warheads and end funding for and production of a
new and dangerous generation of nuclear weapons and first-use, tactical warheads; (b) resume negotiations for
nuclear reduction treaties such as the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (“New START”); and (c) end funding for
the U.S. Space Force; and
11. Support foreign-aid models that ensure transparency and accountability and maximize local participation,
especially women-led engagement, and prioritize funding in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance operations
to build capacity and minimize dependence on external actors; and
12. Support foreign-aid and economic-development models that open market access and attract investment to local
small businesses in the target area while providing training in entrepreneurial skills that facilitate sustainable
economic development in target nations; and
13. Call on the U.S. government to reduce reliance on military arms sales to countries around the world and to seek to
reduce expenditures on the military in line with humanitarian campaigns here and abroad to end U.S.
empire-building; and
14. Call on legislators, officials in the executive branch, and civil society to hold the U.S. government accountable for
ending and remediating the damage caused by U.S. foreign and military policies; and
15. Work for meaningful oversight and reform of the military-industrial complex by eliminating the use of
mercenaries; creating transparent processes, including competitive bids for defense contracts, oversight of bidding
and implementation, and general accountability; and specifically call on our New Mexico delegation to order a
Government Accountability Office report on spending for nongovernment military and intelligence operations;
16. Support self-governance and self-determination that empowers Tribes as sovereign nations to prioritize their
needs and plan for the future consistent with their distinct traditions, economies, and institutions. Work to make
this principled approach effective within the Bureau of Indian Affairs by encouraging the BIA and other federal
agencies to negotiate such agreements with Tribes; and
17. Prioritize the participation of women in the leadership of State Department programs and ensure balance of
women in funded programs around the world. Prioritize the role of women in the global peace processes to
increase the likelihood of success and sustainability; and
18. Develop renewable energy technologies and share them without intellectual property restrictions with the rest of
the world. The U.S. has a major role in turning back the climate emergency and averting a climate catastrophe by
joining nations across the globe in immediately eliminating the use of fossil fuels and providing financial and
other resources to nations who need support in achieving the transition to a sustainable environment due to
historical exploitation by the U.S. and other nations; and
19. Work with the World Health Organization and other international agencies to create equitable vaccine availability
and distribution in the Global South and elsewhere and minimize health disparities in lower-income nations; and
20. Challenge the unilateral authority of the President to use nuclear weapons; and
21. Participate in programs that are geared toward the global prevention, containment, and eradication of contagious
disease; and
22. Support worldwide programs that retrain workers displaced by public health emergencies, acute national security
threats, and the transition from a fossil-fuel economy to a clean-energy economy.

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