The House and Senate are preparing to begin work on legislation to send hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine and impose maximum pressure sanctions on Russia. Weve seen this movie before, and we know that threats and ultimatums dont work, that more weapons dont make people safer, and that punitive sanctions end up hurting the poorest and most vulnerable people.

Russia, the United States, and Ukraine all have a shared interest in preventing war. But this is not the way to do it. A militaristic approach only escalates conflict and increases the chances of war with Russia.

Tell your representative and senators that diplomacy and peacebuilding are the best way to protect human lives and avoid unnecessary suffering.

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Thank you to the Friends Committee on National Legislation, United for Peace and Justice, and RootsAction!

PJALS has signed onto this Statement on the Ukraine Crisis

As organizations representing millions of people in the United States, we call upon President Biden to end the U.S. role in escalating the extremely dangerous tensions with Russia over Ukraine. It is gravely irresponsible for the president to participate in brinkmanship between two nations that possess 90 percent of the worlds nuclear weapons. For the United States and Russia, the only sane course of action now is a commitment to genuine diplomacy with serious negotiations, not military escalation which could easily spiral out of control to the point of pushing the world to the precipice of nuclear war. While both sides are to blame for causing this crisis, its roots are entangled in the failure of the U.S. government to live up to its promise made in 1990 by then-Secretary of State James Baker that NATO would expand not one inch to the East. Since 1999, NATO has expanded to include numerous countries, including some that border Russia. Rather than dismissing out of hand the Russian governments current insistence on a written guarantee that Ukraine will not become part of NATO, the U.S. government should agree to a long-term moratorium on any NATO expansion.

American Committee for US-Russia Accord

Baltimore Nonviolence Center

Baltimore Peace Action Baltimore, MD

Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter

Veterans For Peace

Benedictines for Peace

Beyond Nuclear Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security

Center for Citizen Initiatives

Chapter 9 Veterans For Peace, Smedley Butler Brigade

Chicago Area Peace Action

Cleveland Peace Action


Columbian Center for Advocacy and Outreach

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Washington DC

End the Wars Coalition, Milwaukee

Environmentalists Against War

Fellowship of Reconciliation


First Unitarian Society – Madison

Justice Ministries

Foreign Policy In Focus

Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

Hawaii Peace and Justice

Historians for Peace and Democracy

Interfaith Peace Working Group

Interfaith Peace Working Group


Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Maryland Peace Action

Massachusetts Peace Action

Muslim Delegates and Allies

NH Veterans for Peace

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility


Pace e Bene & Campaign Nonviolence

Pax Christi USA

Pax Christi USA

Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane

Peace Action

Peace Action WI

People for Bernie Sanders

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Physicians for Social Responsibility, AZ Chapter

Prevent Nuclear War/ Maryland Progressive Democrats of America

Progressive Democrats of America


Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin

Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin

San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – Justice Team


Track Free Four Corners

Traprock Center for Peace & Justice

United for Peace and Justice

Veterans For Peace

Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 34

Veterans For Peace – Santa Fe Chapter

Veterans For Peace Chapter 111, Bellingham, WA

Veterans For Peace Chapter 113-Hawaii

Veterans For Peace Linus Pauling Chapter 132

Veterans For Peace, Russia Working Group

Veterans Peace Team

Western North Carolina Physicians for Social Responsibility

Western States Legal Foundation

Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice

Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy

Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)

World BEYOND War