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, September 26, 2018
Peace Action: New Bill Says If Trump Wants War with Iran, He Needs Approval From Congress
In response to Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introducing legislation along with Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), to prohibit the United States from...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Legislation Introduced to End U.S. Role in Yemen War
In response to Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) introducing a bipartisan, privileged resolution with 23 other Representatives to force a vote on whether or not to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin the Senior Director, Policy and Political Affairs for Peace Action, released the...
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Escalating the Syrian Civil War Won’t Help Protect Civilians
In response to reports that the U.S. is holding talks with the U.K. and France about launching coordinated airstrikes in Syria should the Syrian government use chemical weapons, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “When will the Trump administration...
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Peace Action Supports Use of War Powers Act to stop Yemen Catastrophe
In response to the announcement by several House members of Congress to use the War Powers Resolution in an attempt to force a vote on the Saudi/UAE-led war on Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs, released the following statement: “The U.S...
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Monday, August 27, 2018
Peace Action Endorses Rep. Paul Tonko for Congress
Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Rep. Paul Tonko for Congress in New York’s 20th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security...
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Friday, August 24, 2018
North Korea Impasse Requires Sustained Diplomacy, Not On-Again Off-Again Talks
In response to President Trump’s decision to cancel Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “This looks like a response to criticism President Trump has...
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress: “She Understands the Need for a Paradigm Shift in our Nation’s Foreign Policy.”
Peace Action has announced their endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security...
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Peace Action Available for Interview: On 73rd Anniversary of the U.S. Atomic Bombings, Organizers for Nuclear Disarmament in Hiroshima & Nagasaki
With President Trump’s dangerous statements and policies regarding nuclear weapons, and heightened tensions with North Korea and Iran regarding nuclear weapons issues, commemorating the 73rd anniversaries of the U.S. Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Monday, August 6th , and Thursday...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Peace Action Applauds the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ People’s Budget
From a press conference on Capitol Hill for the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ unveiling of the People’s Budget, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Once again, the chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus...
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Monday, July 23, 2018
Trump Is Tweeting Threats of War at Another Head of State, Again
In response to president Trump threatening Iran with “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before,” in all caps on Twitter, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “In a single day the Trump administration has firmly...
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