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

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Friday, July 14, 2017
PEACE ACTION: Congress Votes Again for Unconstitutional Wars and Pentagon Pork
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 continue our endless wars and...
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Friday, July 07, 2017
PEACE ACTION: U.N. Action on Nuclear Weapons Fundamentally Reframes Global Nuclear Weapons Debate
In response to the announcement that the U.N. voted to adopt a treaty that calls for the total elimination nuclear weapons, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “The treaty represents a major step towards eliminating the catastrophic threat that...
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Peace Action: With Over 120,000 Petition Signatures, the People’s Budget Earns Its Name
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 petition signatures...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
5,000 More Lives on the Line Won’t Equal a Win in Afghanistan
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: “Sending an additional 5,...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Peace Action: Nearly Half a Million People to Congress: Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons
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 (D-CA), Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
PEACE ACTION: Pentagon Bloat Burgeons on Tax Day
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 Pentagon — an agency that...
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Friday, March 17, 2017
PEACE ACTION: No Pre-emptive War on North Korea
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 the...
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Friday, October 07, 2016
On the 15th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War, Peace Action Demands an End
On the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, Jon Rainwater, the executive director of the United States’ largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement: “After fifteen years of endless war, Americans need to demand answers from the Obama administration...
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Friday, September 23, 2016
Peace Action Praises UN CTBT Resolution; Urges Republican Senators to Ratify
Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace organization, made the following statement in response to today’s first-ever CTBT resolution (number 2310) passed by the UN Security Council. Their Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs, Paul Kawika Martin, said: “Peace Action praises the UN...
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Saturday, August 06, 2016
On 71st Anniversary of the U.S. Atomic Bombings of Japan
On the 71st Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings ( August 6th and 9th ), Paul Kawika Martin, the senior director for policy and political affairs for the United State’s largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement from the official Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony...
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