Dem lawmaker wants to expand trend of ceding war powers to the president
Elizabeth Beavers is an attorney, analyst, and advocate for peace and security. Her consulting work focuses on dismantling the endless war machine and protecting the human rights and civil liberties that it displaces. Most recently, she served as Associate Policy Director for the Indivisible Project, a movement of thousands of local groups working to pressure their members of Congress. Elizabeth led the organization’s work on foreign policy, national security, democracy, and human rights. Before Indivisible, Elizabeth was the Senior Campaigner for the U.S. section of Amnesty International, focused on bringing national security policy in line with international human rights standards, and led the Militarism & Civil Liberties advocacy program at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby in the public interest. Elizabeth is a Senior Fellow with Data For Progress and sits on the board of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Elizabeth’s commentary on U.S. militarism has been featured in outlets including the New York Times, The Guardian, Reuters, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. Her work making the connections between the so-called global “War on Terror” and domestic militarization of U.S. police was featured in the award-winning documentary Peace Officer.