STAR*PAC seeks to “wage peace” by taking action in the political process, especially in Congressional elections and the quadrennial Iowa Presidential Caucuses.
STAR*PAC raises war and peace issues with candidates, putting candidates on record with forums and questionnaires and at their appearances urge candidates to take strong positions for peace.
STAR*PAC ultimately endorses candidates and urge Iowans to support them. STAR*PAC primarily supports candidates by working to influence public opinion and mobilize voters. STAR*PAC often hosts guest speakers on war and peace issues in order to influence opinion and encourage action by Iowans.
STAR*PAC was founded in 1980 at the peak of Cold War conflict. It advocates on a wide range of foreign and military policy issues perhaps summarized in the conviction, “War is not the answer.”*