The Big Wins of 2013
2013 was a big year for Just Foreign Policy. Here's a brief summary of our greatest wins.
Preventing a US military strike on Syria. When President Obama announced his intention to bomb Syria, Just Foreign Policy was the first progressive organization to say that Obama should go to Congress to seek authorization. We initiated a petition to Congress to get them to demand that the President come to them. We also worked to get Democratic signatures on two Congressional letters to the same effect. When Obama announced he would go to Congress, we urged members to oppose authorization. Read more >
Getting the US to talk to Iran. This year, the Obama administration took major steps toward a comprehensive deal with Iran, something that we have been pushing for since our inception. Read more >
Going up against AIPAC many times—and winning. Starting with its failed fight to against Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense Secretary, AIPAC has lost many a battle against us and our coalition partners this year. Read more >
Raising a $70,000 bounty on the TPP—and WikiLeaks publishing the text. Last year, we initiated a campaign to crowdsource a reward for WikiLeaks should it publish the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). After attracting attention from mainstream media and techie sites alike, we had raised over $70,000 in pledges by the time WikiLeaks published the most controversial portions of the agreement in November. Read more >
Getting the New York Times to review its policy on budget numbers reporting. We gathered over 20,000 signatures on a petition at MoveOn calling for the Times to report its budget figures in percentage and comparative terms. Public Editor Margaret Sullivan responded to our campaign by announcing that the Times was reviewing new ways of reporting budget numbers. Read more >
Tripling the size of our supporter base. With over 100,000 supporters, we speak with a resounding voice. Our increased supporter base translates to real impact. It's no coincidence that 2013 was our most winning year so far. Read more >