Paul Olson, former board chair of our affiliate in Nebraska, Nebraskans for Peace, had a refreshingly straight-forward op-ed on the otherwise arcane topic of nuclear nonproliferation published in yesterday’s Lincoln Journal Star. It’s not surprising Paul could pull it off, he’s a longtime scholar/activist/writer and Peace Action supporter! The piece gives appropriate credit to U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska for his sponsorship of an amendment to beef up nonproliferation funding by moving money from the Mixed Oxide Plutonium Fuel (MOX) Program.
And yesterday’s New Jersey Herald featured an article about longtime New Jersey Peace Action Executive Director Madelyn Hoffman’s bird-dogging of Governor Chris Christie at a recent appearance of his. Madelyn pressed Christie on cutting military spending and raising taxes on the wealthy. Check it out, a great example of how we organizers keep the pressure on elected officials. Way to go, Madelyn!