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, May 03, 2017
Peace Action: Nearly Half a Million People to Congress: Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons
In response to the delivery of nearly half a million petition signatures to Congress in support of the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act , S. 200 introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and H.R. 669 introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
PEACE ACTION: Pentagon Bloat Burgeons on Tax Day
On Tax Day, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs for Peace Action, released the following statement: "While Americans file their taxes today, they should know that more than half of the government's discretionary spending goes to the bloated Pentagon — an agency that...
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Friday, March 17, 2017
PEACE ACTION: No Pre-emptive War on North Korea
In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s reckless remarks raising the prospect of a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs at Peace Action, the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, released the...
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Friday, October 07, 2016
On the 15th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War, Peace Action Demands an End
On the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, Jon Rainwater, the executive director of the United States’ largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement: “After fifteen years of endless war, Americans need to demand answers from the Obama administration...
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Friday, September 23, 2016
Peace Action Praises UN CTBT Resolution; Urges Republican Senators to Ratify
Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace organization, made the following statement in response to today’s first-ever CTBT resolution (number 2310) passed by the UN Security Council. Their Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs, Paul Kawika Martin, said: “Peace Action praises the UN...
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Saturday, August 06, 2016
On 71st Anniversary of the U.S. Atomic Bombings of Japan
On the 71st Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings ( August 6th and 9th ), Paul Kawika Martin, the senior director for policy and political affairs for the United State’s largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement from the official Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony...
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Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Largest Peace Organization Endorses Feingold for Senate
Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace organization, endorsed Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. “Peace Action has long taken a stand against the kind of rhetoric that drives fear, anger, and violence in our communities. I look forward to working alongside them to reduce threats to peace...
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Largest Peace Organization Endorses Edwards for Maryland Senate
On the heels of what could be a close primary election this coming Tuesday, April 26, Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace organization, endorsed Representative Donna Edwards (MD 4) for U.S. Senate in Maryland. “We have long known Rep. Donna Edwards as a community advocate and we’re honored to...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Largest Peace Group Endorses Sanders
For the first time in nearly 25 years, Peace Action PAC, the political action committee of Peace Action (the largest peace group in the U.S.) has endorsed a candidate for President: Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for the Democratic primary. “Peace Action PAC is proud to endorse Senator Bernie...
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Friday, October 30, 2015
Obama Disappoints Peace Groups by Breaking Troops on the Ground Promise in Syria
Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace group, released the following statement from its spokesperson, Jon Rainwater, in response to President Obama’s decision put troops on the ground in Syria: The announcement today that the President is sending U.S. ground troops to Syria was as predictable as...
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