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.

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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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Friday, June 28, 2019
Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval
In response to a majority of the Senate voting for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE
In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Peace Action: House Casts Historic Vote to Repeal Authorization for Endless War
In response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020), which includes language to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of...
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Friday, June 14, 2019
High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require ‘Maximum Restraint,’ Not ‘Maximum Pressure’
In response to heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf resulting from recent attacks on oil tankers and escalatory U.S. policies towards Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “Recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the resulting...
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Friday, June 14, 2019
High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require ‘Maximum Restraint,’ Not ‘Maximum Pressure’
In response to heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf resulting from recent attacks on oil tankers and escalatory U.S. policies towards Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “Recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the resulting...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Presidential Candidates Must Support Dramatic Pentagon Spending Cuts, Funding of Human Needs Instead, Coalition Says
The next president of the United States should embrace dramatic cuts in Pentagon spending – at least $200 billion annually from the current $716 billion – and reallocation of the money to human needs, a broad coalition of progressive organizations urged today in a letter sent to all announced...
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Iran’s Reduced Compliance with Nuclear Accord Should be Met with Good-Faith Diplomacy, Not Escalation
In response to reports that Iran will announce a reduction in its compliance with the Iran Nuclear Agreement on May 8, the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the agreement, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace...
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Senate to Vote Soon on Overriding Trump’s Veto of Yemen War Powers Resolution
Expert Contact: Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action, 951-217-7285 cell, pmartin@peace-action.org For over twenty years, Paul Kawika (ca vee’ ca) Martin, Peace Action’s senior director for policy and political affairs, has worked with numerous environmental, peace, animal rights and human rights...
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