As someone who studied International Relations, Lauren learned about the countless times throughout United States history in which our military interventions have cost human life (both American and abroad), money , have destabilized multiple entire regions, supported dictators, and inadvertently armed our enemies. Lauren believes in 2019/2020, our foreign policy needs to be focused on peace, relationship-building, diplomacy, and leading by example. Unlike her opponent, Lauren will not vote for any kind of military intervention unless it is to defend ourselves or allies against active military attacks.  Lauren will also not vote to increase our military budget.