More than 180 national organizations oppose Mike Pompeo


April 12, 2018 

WASHINGTON — Win Without War Director Stephen Miles released the following statement on the CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become Secretary of State:

As Mike Pompeo begins the confirmation process today to become the next Secretary of State, it’s imperative that the U.S. Senate understand that Americans do not want him to become our nation’s top diplomat.

More than 180 national organizations representing tens of millions of Americans and diverse communities across the country and covering a wide swath of issues — from national security and women’s health, to climate change and human rights — have now publicly opposed Pompeo’s nomination.

And it’s no wonder Pompeo has garnered such strong opposition. Whether it’s his aversion to diplomacy, climate change denial, opposition to LGBTQ and reproductive rights, or anti-Muslim bigotry, he is simply unfit to represent the United States on the world stage.


Win Without War is a diverse network of national organizations working for progressive foreign policy in America.

The organizations below have either signed one of five letters [1, 2, 3, 4, and 5opposing Pompeo or issued their own statements saying he should not be confirmed:

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9to5, National Association of Working Women

About Face: Veterans Against the War

Action Corps

Action Together Network

ActionAid USA

Advocates for Youth

African American Ministers In Action

Alliance for Justice

Amazon Watch

American Family Voices

American Friends Service Committee

American Jewish World Service

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Americans for Peace Now

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Arab American Institute

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

Athlete Ally

Bailey House, Inc.

Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament

Barnabas Charity Outreach

Beyond Extreme Energy

Beyond the Bomb

Breast Cancer Action


Campaign for America’s Future Center for Biological Diversity

Catholics for Choice

Center for American Progress

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Food Safety

Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)

Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University-San Bernardino

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues

Climate Hawks Vote


Common Defense

Council for a Livable World

Council on American-Islamic Relations

Courage Campaign


Daily Kos

Defending Rights & Dissent

Demand Progress Action

Democracy for America

Demos Action


Engage Action

Equal Justice Society

Equal Rights Advocates

Equality California

Equality North Carolina

Fair World Project

Farmworker Justice

Feminist Majority Foundation

Food & Water Watch

Franciscan Action Network

Friends of the Earth U.S.

Fundacion para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer -FEIM18.



GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

Global Forum on MSM & HIV

Global Network of Black People working in HIV

Global Rights for Women

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation


Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Green America

Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice


Health Global Access Project

Herd on the Hill

Housing Works, Inc.

Human Rights Advocates

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Watch


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Institute for Policy Studies

International Association of Women in Radio and Television – IAWRT

International Women’s Health Coalition


J Street

JAGO NARI, Bangladesh.

Japanese American Citizens League

Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish World Watch

Just Foreign Policy

Justice Action Mobilization Network

Lambda Legal

Legal Momentum, The Women’s Legal Defense Fund

Matthew Shepard Foundation

Medical Students for Choice Civic Action

MPower Change

Muslim Advocates

Muslim Public Affairs Council


NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Abortion Federation

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

National Association of Human Rights Workers

National Association of Social Workers

National Black Justice Coalition

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Council of Jewish Women

National Hispanic Media Coalition

National Immigration Law Center

National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH)

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund

National Resources Defense Council 

National Organization for Women

National Security Action

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

NextGen America

NIAC Action

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Ocean Conservation Research

Oil Change International

Only Through US

Open Society Policy Center

Organic Consumers Association

OutRight Action International



Pantsuit Nation

Peace Action

Peace X Peace

People Demanding Action

People For the American Way

PFLAG National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Ploughshares Fund

Population Connection Action Fund

Population Council

Population Institute

Power Shift Network

Prevention Access Campaign

Progressive Congress Action Fund

Progressive Democrats of America


Protect Democracy

Public Citizen

Rachel Carson Council

Rainbow Pride Foundation

Rainforest Relief

Religious Institute

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

Sierra Club

Southern Poverty Law Center

STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities

Sunrise Movement


The Global Forum on MSM & HIV

The Interfaith Center of New York

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation

The Sierra Club

The Yemen Peace Project

Transgender Law Center

UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza)

Union of Concerned Scientists

Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

United for Peace and Justice

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

Veterans For Peace


Win Without War

Witness to Mass Incarceration

Women Thrive Alliance

Women’s Action for New Directions

Women’s Refugee Commission


Woodhull Freedom Foundation

World BEYOND War

World Can’t Wait

World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law