Washington, DC — February 10, 2016 — For the first time in nearly 25 years, Peace Action PAC, the political action committee of Peace Action (the largest peace group in the U.S.) has endorsed a candidate for President: Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for the Democratic primary. “Peace […]
supporters By Kevin Martin, Executive Director, Peace Action & Jon Rainwater, Executive Director, Peace Action West After 15 years of war, the next president of the United States will inherit daunting foreign policy challenges. Sadly, many of those challenges were fueled by an “act first, think later” U.S. […]
Last weekend marked 25 years since the first U.S. vs. Iraq War, often called the Persian Gulf War. Executive Director Kevin Martin, along with our colleague Jennifer Bing of the American Friends Service Committee, wrote an op-ed published on AlterNet and did a radio interview yesterday on WBEZ Chicago […]
…must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” MLK, Jr.
If we don’t mobilize quickly, in the next few days, Congress may shut the door on long-suffering Syrian refugee families. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told House Republicans yesterday that he wants a vote this week to block Syrian refugee resettlement. Can you call Congress today and […]
After years of gridlock and partisan rancor, the budget impasse may finally be broken. The President won increases in ‘non-defense’ spending as part of the deal, but the Pentagon will still gobble up more than 50% of the discretionary budget. Allowed to increase spending at this pace, the […]
Negotiations to end the ‘nonstop horror’ of the Syrian civil war have begun. Peace Action applauds the parties for finally getting to the table – better late than never – but decries the endless political machinations that caused the governments involved from doing so long ago. These same […]