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

Newswire article
Friday, March 27, 2009
Peace Group Warns Obama to Reconsider His Plan in Afghanistan
Today President Obama announced his plan to send upwards of 20,000 more American troops to Afghanistan. Peace Action began organizing grassroots activists and lobbying against the escalation in late February.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Nation's Largest Peace Group Laments Sixth Anniversary of War in Iraq
Peace Action, the country's largest peace and disarmament group, today lamented tomorrow's sixth anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and called on President Barack Obama to accelerate the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces, contractors and bases from Iraq.
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Newswire article
Monday, March 09, 2009
17 National Organizations Ask Congress to Tell Obama to Reconsider Afghanistan Surge
Peace Action, the nation's largest peace organization, along with 16 other national organizations sent a letter to Representatives in Congress asking them to sign a congressional letter to President Obama requesting that he reconsider troop escalation in Afghanistan. Last month, President Obama announced his plan to send an additional 17,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan. "It's time for Congress to tell the President that they have major concerns about sending another 17,000 troops in harms way in Afghanistan," stated Paul Kawika Martin the group's political director.
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