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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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Peace Action: With INF Ultimatum, Trump’s Maximalist Approach Strikes Again
In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the U.S. will formally announce its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 60 days if Russia does not come into compliance with the treaty by then, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Senate Vote Takes Major Step to End US Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen
In response to the Senate voting 63-37 in favor of allowing floor debate on S.J.Res. 54, legislation introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Trump’s Indefensible Defense of Saudi Arabia Is Aimed at Congress
November 20, 2018 — In response to a statement from President Trump in support of Saudi Arabia, which came ahead of a vote expected in the Senate as soon as next week on whether or not to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ducking Constitutional Responsibility, House GOP Blocks Vote on the War in Yemen
In response to the House voting 201-187 in favor of H.Res. 1142, a rule de-privileging and preventing a vote on Rep. Ro Khanna’s (D-CA) legislation H.Con.Res. 138 to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Peace Action: GOP Leadership Tries to Block Vote on Yemen War Powers Resolution, Again
In response to Republican leadership in the House of Representatives moving to de-privilege H.Con.Res. 138 , legislation introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) that would end U.S. support for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action, released the following statement...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Peace Candidates Win Elections
Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization, works each election cycle to help elect pro-peace candidates to Congress. In the 2018 election cycle, Peace Action endorsed dozens of candidates for Congress, many of whom won their races and others are still counting votes. You can...
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Friday, November 02, 2018
Peace Action: Trump’s Iran Sanctions Are Beating a Path to War
Ahead of the Trump administration’s reimposition of oil, banking, and shipping sanctions against Iran scheduled for November 5th, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “The reimposition of these sanctions should be...
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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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