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, March 05, 2021
Time to Repeal, Not Replace War Authorizations
Peace Action Executive Director Jon Rainwater released the following statement regarding reports that President Biden seeks a Congressional debate on the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs). “This is welcome news, and will allow Congress to step up and take its rightful...
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Thursday, February 04, 2021
Biden-Harris End Support of Yemen War; NGOs Demand End to All Arms Sales and Increased Humanitarian Aid
Ahead of the Biden-Harris announcement to end U.S. support for the Saudi/UAE-led war on Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “It’s about time that the U.S. end all complicity in the Saudi/UAE-led war on Yemen...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021
U.S. and Russia Extension of Nuclear Weapons Treaty Makes Everyone Safer; What About the Exploding Nuclear Weapons Budget?
In response to the Biden-Harris administration and Russia's official extension of the New START treaty by five years today, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, which helped assure Senate ratification, released the following statement: “After the...
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Extending Nuclear Weapons Treaty Makes Everyone Safer; What About the Exploding Nuclear Weapons Budget?
In response to the Biden-Harris administration’s announcement of extending the New START treaty by five years, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, which helped assure Senate ratification, released the following statement: “After years of Trump...
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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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