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, May 02, 2019
Failing to Override Trump on Yemen, Congress Must Keep Pushing
Ahead of a Senate vote on the question of overriding President Trump’s veto of S.J.Res. 7 , legislation directing the president to withdraw U.S. support for the war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “...
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Senate to Vote Soon on Overriding Trump’s Veto of Yemen War Powers Resolution
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Trump’s Veto Keeps U.S. Complicit in Yemen, For Now
In response to President Trump vetoing S.J.Res. 7 , legislation that directed him to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi/UAE-led war in Yemen, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “Trump can’t claim to be ending endless wars while opposing the will of...
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
Peace Action: Congress Sends Historic Yemen War Powers Resolution to the President
In response to the House sending S.J.Res. 7 —legislation directing the president to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen—to the president’s desk, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “This vote amounts to the...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Peace Action: Iraq War Anniversary Reminds Us That Regime Change Has a Disastrous Track Record
On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Iraq War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “The U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 remains one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Thousands of U.S. soldiers...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Senate Votes Again for Ending U.S. Role in Yemen War
In response to the Senate passing S.J.Res. 7 , legislation directing the president to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi/UAE-led war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “This Senate vote moves us one step...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Availability for Interview: Senate to Vote on S.J.Res. 7, Legislation to End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen
The Saudi-led war in Yemen has given rise to the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. Over 20 million Yemenis are food insecure , of whom nearly 10 million are suffering from extreme hunger. A report from the World Peace Foundation offers “strong evidence” that Saudi Arabia has deliberately...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue
In response to the Hanoi summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un ending without an agreement, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: “It’s unfortunate that the Hanoi Summit did not lead to an...
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Peace Action Applauds Legislation Calling for Peace Agreement to End the Korean War
In response to Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) introducing legislation to support diplomacy and the pursuit of peace on the Korean Peninsula, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: “This legislation offers a common sense vision...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
House Makes History With Vote to End U.S. Role in Yemen War
In response to the House of Representatives passing H.J.Res. 37 , legislation directing the president to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi/UAE-led war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Building on...
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