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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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Nearly Half Senate Dems Vote to Move Pentagon Funds to Poor
In response to today’s Senate vote against an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to transfer 10% of the Pentagon budget to help poor U.S. communities, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Nearly...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
House Fails to Cut Pentagon Bloat
In response to today’s failed House vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to reduce the Pentagon budget by 10%, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “More representatives voted today for the...
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Thursday, July 02, 2020
The Senate Failed to End the Afghanistan War, Again
In response to the Senate vote against debating to end the Afghanistan war, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who spent time in Afghanistan, released the following statement: “American voters agree we must end endless wars. After nearly 19 years,...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Progressives: Covid Increase, Pentagon Decrease
In response to today's House letter from progressives asking House Armed Services Committee (HASC) leadership to decrease Pentagon spending and fund coronavirus mitigation, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Co-...
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Thursday, May 07, 2020
Peace Action: Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help
In response to the veto by President Trump yesterday of a bill (S.J.Res.68) to reclaim congressional war powers in regards to Iran and the anticipated failure today of the Senate override vote, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the...
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Civil Society Groups Urge Immediate Sanctions Relief and Legal Reform
Today, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, 70 organizations representing humanitarian, research, peacebuilding, faith-based, human rights, and other civil society groups with over 40 million supporters sent a letter to President Trump, Secretary Mnuchin, and Secretary Pompeo urging the...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
60+ Orgs to Congress: No More COVID-19 Money For the Pentagon
Congressional leadership must ensure that future COVID-19 response bills do not include any additional funds for the Pentagon, 61 organizations representing pro-diplomacy, veteran, faith, environmental, and anti-war communities, and more, from across the country, said in a letter today. The letter...
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
Peace Action: Senate Reclaims War Powers to Thwart Iran War
In response to the Senate passing the bipartisan bill — S.J.Res.68 — that would thwart President Trump from going to war with Iran and end any current hostilities, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “It’s about...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran
In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Because of the Trump administration’s policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the...
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Peace Action Endorses ‘The Squad’ — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress
Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization, has endorsed four progressive champions for the House of Representatives in the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York’s 14th district, Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s 5th district, Rep. Ayanna Pressley for...
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