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Vermont has long been a moral north star in American foreign policy. Leaders such as Sen. George Aiken and Sen. Patrick Leahy have shown us that our nation is at its best when we follow our highest values – not our worst instincts. 

As an international human rights lawyer by training, I will draw on my own foreign policy experience.

Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, I promoted U.S. compliance with the Geneva Conventions and led field missions to Haiti, Uganda, Georgia, the Western Balkans, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As Lieutenant Governor, I’ve worked with the Governor and the State Legislature to ensure Vermont welcomes and supports refugees with open arms. I’ve also worked to support a 28-year State Partnership with North Macedonia as part of an initiative aimed at strengthening international peace and security, and represented Vermont in North Macedonia.

As your Congresswoman, I will work to advance smart foreign policy which will:

  • Reform refugee law to make America more welcoming towards those fleeing war abroad. 
  • Recommit the US to its international alliances, including NATO.
  • Work to prevent nuclear proliferation in Iran, North Korea, and elsewhere.
  • Repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Advance robust foreign assistance budget that aligns with strategic foreign policy objectives.
  • Work to eliminate wasteful defense spending; ensure that spending aligns with modern-day national security concerns.
  • Actively engage in diplomacy to advance a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I will oppose actions by either side that threaten and derail a path toward peace.

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