Washington, D.C. — July 14, 2017 — In response to the passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted again to […]
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. — July 13, 2017 — On the eve of the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) commonly known as the Iran nuclear agreement, and in response to reports that the administration plans to recertify Iran’s full compliance with the JCPOA, Paul Kawika Martin, […]
Washington, D.C. — June 7, 2017 — At a June 7 press conference entitled, “The People Support the People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance,” representatives of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and a host of grassroots advocacy and social justice organizations announced the delivery of over 120,000 […]
Please join this important conference call to help prevent a further humanitarian disaster and mass famine from happening in Yemen and stop the U.S. from selling arms to Saudi Arabia. Urgent Yemen Briefing and Action Steps: Stop the Saudi Arabia Arms Sales Tonight, Monday, June 5th from 5:00 […]
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 […]
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 […]