Washington, D.C. — May 25, 2017 — In response to the Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) reintroducing the SANE Act, legislation to cut $100 billion of wasteful nuclear weapons expenditures over the next ten years, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director of Policy and Political […]
Since 1993, Paul Kawika (CA VEE CA) Martin, Peace Action’s organizing and political director has worked with numerous Environmental, Peace, Animal Rights and Human Rights organizations including Greenpeace and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Mr. Martin worked with a Clinton Presidential Commission and spent a year campaigning in twenty countries on Greenpeace ships including the Rainbow Warrior.
Martin uses his expertise on nuclear weapons, international relations and U.S. foreign policy to lobby Congress and to mobilize Peace Action’s 100,000 members around social change. Members of Congress and their staff consult with him on legislation and strategy around the issues of reducing nuclear weapons, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. Peace Action is the largest grassroots peace organization in the U.S. His recent travels include Cuba, Iran and Japan.
His work has appeared in countless international, national and local television, radio and print media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Politico, Alan Colmes radio show and Democracy Now! Mr. Martin served on the Community Advisory Board of a Washington, DC television station.
Martin received his bachelors at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) in Environmental Studies and Global Peace and Security and currently lives in Washington, DC where he enjoys his passions of Italian motorcycles, the arts and the outdoors.
Washington, D.C. — May 9, 2017 — In response to reports that President Trump is considering sending an additional 5,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director of Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who spent time in Afghanistan in 2010, released the following statement: […]
Washington, D.C. — May 3, 2017 — In response to the delivery of nearly half a million petition signatures to Congress in support of the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, S. 200 introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and H.R. 669 introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu […]
Washington, D.C. — April 18, 2017 — On Tax Day, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs for Peace Action, released the following statement: “While Americans file their taxes today, they should know that more than half of the government’s discretionary spending goes to the bloated […]
This piece was originally published in ThinkProgress. There seems to be a concerted effort in Washington, D.C. to undermine the successful Iran nuclear agreement. Last month, Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran, primarily in response to its […]
Washington, D.C. — April 6, 2017 — In response to reports that President Trump is considering a military response to the chemical weapons attack in northern Syria allegedly perpetrated by Syrian government forces, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs for Peace Action, released the […]
Washington, D.C. — March 17, 2017 — In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s reckless remarks raising the prospect of a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs at Peace Action, the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, released […]