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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Friday, February 01, 2019
INF Treaty Latest Victim of Trump’s Nuclear Petulance
Ahead of the Trump administration’s expected suspension of U.S. obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and formal announcement of its intention to withdraw from the treaty, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “The INF...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
No-First-Use Bill Would Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War
In response to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introducing legislation to establish a policy that the U.S. will not use nuclear weapons first, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Legislation Re-Introduced to End U.S. Role in Yemen War
In response to Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-introducing bipartisan, privileged resolutions to force a vote on whether or not to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin the Senior Director,...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Congress Can and Should Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons
In response to Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) re-introducing the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act ( H.R. 669 / S. 200 ), legislation to prevent the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior...
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Friday, January 25, 2019
Supporting Non-Military Solutions, Congress Asks for Trump’s Syria Strategy
In response to a letter from 32 members of Congress to President Trump asking him for a diplomatic, political and humanitarian strategy for Syria, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “In the wake of President Trump’...
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Friday, January 18, 2019
People's Action Endorses Medicare for All Act; Will Rally Support for Bill
People’s Action has endorsed the Medicare for All Act of 2019, a bill to establish a national, universal single-payer health program. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) officially announced the proposed legislation in a letter to her colleagues on Wednesday. Jayapal, the founding director of OneAmerica...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Trump Is Right to Withdraw From Syria, Should Also Step Up Diplomacy and Aid
In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump is absolutely right to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. President Obama deployed U.S...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Senate Passes Historic Bill Directing Trump to End U.S. Role in Yemen War
In response to the Senate voting to pass S.J.Res. 54, legislation to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs, released the following statement: “In a historic vote, over the Trump administration’s strong...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Senate Passes Motion to Proceed for Bill to End US Role in Yemen War
In response to the Senate voting 60-39 for a motion to proceed with S.J.Res. 54, legislation to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs, released the following statement: “This vote to move forward with...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
House GOP Leadership Thwarts Democracy by Once Again Blocking Votes on Yemen
In response to the House of Representatives voting 206-203 to prevent a vote on H.Con.Res. 142 or any concurrent resolutions invoking the War Powers Act on Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs, released the following statement: “For the second...
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