Senate proposal would fund genocide abroad and human rights abuses at home

Layne Mullett
Director of Media Relations


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Today, U.S. Senators unveiled a proposal to spend billions of dollars on weapons and war in Ukraine and Israel while further militarizing the U.S. border and implementing cruel and unnecessary immigration policies.

Domestically, this proposal would exacerbate the humanitarian abuses at the border, separate families, and punish people fleeing violence or seeking a better life. Internationally, it would further enable Israel’s genocide in Gaza, and further delay dialogue and diplomacy to deescalate conflicts around the world.

Instead of investing in wars and walls, we need investments in the things that actually keep us safe: healthcare, housing, education, and programs that address the root causes of violence rather than perpetuating it.


The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.