Peace Action

Founded in 1957, Peace Action, the United States' largest peace and disarmament organization with over 100,000 members and nearly 100 chapters in 34 states, works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs and encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Monday, November 20, 2017
Peace Action: Calling North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror Solves Nothing, Impedes Diplomacy
In response to President Trump’s designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “North Korea has sponsored and committed terrible acts, but the critical question right now is how do we resolve this...
Read more
Newswire article
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Joint Statement on House Leadership Killing Debate on U.S. Role in Yemen's Civil War
On November 1, the House leadership removed the “privileged” status of H.Con.Res.81, the Khanna-Massie-Pocan-Jones resolution invoking the War Powers Resolution to end unauthorized U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. That privileged status, as mandated by the War Powers Resolution,...
Read more
Newswire article
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Peace Action: Scary New Projection on Nuclear Weapons Spending
In response to the new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the projected costs ($1.2 trillion) of U.S. nuclear forces from 2017-2046, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “It’s truly fitting that the CBO’s...
Read more
Newswire article
Monday, October 23, 2017
Peace Action: Trump Must Support Tillerson’s Push for Diplomacy
In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Afghanistan and his call for a peace process that includes moderate members of the Taliban, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who’s traveled to Afghanistan, released the following...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, October 13, 2017
Peace Action: Trump Recklessly Decertifies Iran Deal Without Cause
President Trump gave a speech today outlining a new strategy on Iran that includes, among other things, decertifying the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Under legislation passed ahead of the signing of the agreement, the president is required to certify or decertify the agreement every 90 days. Trump’s...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Peace Action: Any Nuclear Weapons Expansion is a Terrible Idea - Tenfold Increase is Ludicrous
In response to reports that President Trump wanted a tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Already, the estimated $1.5 trillion cost of rebuilding U.S. nuclear warheads...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, October 06, 2017
Peace Action: 16 Years Later, Afghanistan War Drags On, Congress Still Asleep at the Wheel
On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Afghanistan War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Sixteen years after the inception of America’s longest war, the Afghanistan War remains an open-ended conflict with...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, October 06, 2017
Peace Action Congratulates ICAN for Nobel Peace Prize; US Must Work Towards Nuclear Disarmament
On the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize award to ICAN, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “The Nobel Committee wisely awarded ICAN the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in showing the horrible humanitarian...
Read more
Newswire article
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Peace Action: Resolution Introduced to Force a Vote on U.S. Role in Yemen War
September 28, 2017 — In response to Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Walter Jones (R-NC) invoking the War Powers Act with a bipartisan bill (H.Con.Res. 81) to end the Saudi war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
PEACE ACTION: On North Korea, Administration Contradicts Itself
In response to President Trump’s tweet that talking with North Korea “is not the answer,” followed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ statement that “we’re never out of diplomatic solutions,” Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “One day after...
Read more

Pages