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Born in 1952, Williamson was involved in student activism but did not receive a degree from Pomona College. She later became a prominent spiritual author, speaker, pastor, and peace activist, founding the non-profit Peace Alliance in 1998.
Arms Trade Treaty
Williamson’s position on this issue is unknown.
Arms Sales to Saudi Coalition
Williamson explicitly supports ending military support to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.
Response to Council on Foreign Relations questionnaire, August 16, 2019
“The Saudi-led genocidal war in Yemen is being fought with US support. U.S. Air Force pilots are reportedly providing in-air refueling so Saudi and UAE warplanes can bomb Yemen, and US special forces are fighting alongside Saudi troops in what the New York Times called “a continuing escalation of America’s secret wars.”
We must stop US involvement in the war in Yemen, as Congress has voted to do. The Constitution gives the power of declaring war to Congress and we must respect the authority of Congress in this regard. We should reject all arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.”
Firearms Export Oversight
Williamson’s position on this issue is unknown. She supports banning assault-style weapons domestically, but has not directly addressed broader export oversight rules.
Statement on campaign website, 2019
“Eliminate the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons.”