Peace Action of Staten Island

Candidates Forum: Peace, Foreign Policy, and Staten Islanders

Saturday, April 21st, 2 to 4 PM
Unitarian Church of Staten Island
312 Fillmore Street (at Clinton Ave.)

All the candidates for Staten Island's congressional district, New York's 11th Congressional District, have been invited to participate in a non-partisan, public forum sponsored by Peace Action of Staten Island, Sustainable Staten Island, Staten Island 4 Change, the Staten Island Debate Society, Fight Back Bay Ridge and other groups. Come out to learn about the candidates' views on foreign policy and peace, and how those issues affect Staten Islanders, and to hear their responses to questions posed by members of the audience.

Doors open at 1:30pm.  


By    Posted March 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. — March 20, 2018 — In response to the historic Senate vote today on the bipartisan Sanders-Lee-Murphy bill (S.J.Res. 54) to end unauthorized U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which sent a clear message to the White House and the Pentagon with a strong vote of 44-55, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement:

“Thanks to the leadership of Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT), the Senate came closer than it has in the past decade and a half to reclaiming its constitutional authority to debate and vote on war. At the same time, it sent a strong message to the White House, the Pentagon, and Saudi Arabia that the war in Yemen, and the unauthorized U.S. support role, must end.

“Up against a full-throated lobbying campaign by the administration and Saudi Arabia, hundreds of thousands of concerned constituents from across the political spectrum flooded the Senate with thousands of calls and hundreds of thousands of petition signatures demanding Congress end our complicity in Yemen’s suffering and reclaim its constitutional powers to debate and vote on war. Those same constituents will not rest until that job is done.”

Click here to read full statement.



Every Saturday 11am - 1pm. Vigil in solidarity with victims of humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Union Square Park New York, NY. South end of park near statue of George Washington on horseback. 

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