Leslie Cagan, United for Peace and Justice Co-founder: “Now is the time for even greater activism to end the endless wars, to stop potentially catastrophic new wars,
and to link the work for peace to the movements for special, economic and climate justice.” (b. 1947- )
Join us for Tax Day – Monday, April 15, 2019
Vigil for Peace WK 1623 4.08.2019 (1)
“Trump’s FY2020 Budget Request Bloats Militarized Spending – and Slashes Actual Human Needs”
By: Lindsay Koshgarian, Ashik Siddique
Vigil for Peace WK 1622 4.1.2019
“School Shooters and Drones — Linking Gun Violence at Home to US Wars Abroad”
By Allegra Harpootlian, TomDispatch Published March 12, 2019
VIGIL FOR PEACE WK 1620 3.18.2019
Alders listen to their constituents
Contact your Alders and request support for the “Back from the Brink” nuclear disarmament-divestment resolution! Members can mail in the sample letter (or your own version) OR call OR email. Members can mail or email whatever additional supporting documents you want e.g. background or info/action sheets.
Attached below is a sample letter, a fact sheet, background information on the RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MADISON TO ENDORSE THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR and COMMIT TO NUCLEAR WEAPON-FREE CONTRACTS AND INVESTMENTS, COMMIT TO NUCLEAR WEAPON-FREE CONTRACTS AND INVESTMENTS, and a resolution sheet.
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Alders can be contacted:
Wisconsin signed the Resolution unanimously adopted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, June 11, 2018 at its 86th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA Calling on the Administration and Congress to Step Back From the Brink and Exercise Global Leadership in Preventing Nuclear War
Vigil for Peace 3-11 – Vigil for Peace WK 1619 3.11.2019
Please JOIN Senegambia Women’s Association and the African community to celebrate women’s achievements and tenaciously challenge bias. This evening is filled with inspirational speakers, great ethnic food, performers, music and dancing. #BalanceforBetter
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Madison is helping to co-sponsor this event held on Saturday, March 2! Register for this FREE event here!!!
The Green New Deal aims to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. Ocasio-Cortez’s website outlines these seven goals that Green New Deal legislation would accomplish:
- 100 percent of national power generation from renewable sources;
- Building a national, energy-efficient, “smart” grid;
- Upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety;
- Decarbonizing the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries;
- Decarbonizing, repairing and improving transportation and other infrastructure;
- Funding massive investment in the drawdown and capture of greenhouse gases;
Make green technology, industry, expersie, products and services a major export of the U.S.
Vigil for Peace 2/11: Vigil for Peace WK 1618 2.11.2019 (Kathleen C.)
AFSC and Madison’s Annual Tribute to Rachel Corrie presents: An event featuring Ahmed Abu Artema, Palestinian writer, refugee, and peace activist from Rafah, Gaza who will talk about his experience being part of the Great March of Return, the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine, and his vision for a just and lasting peace.
This event is hosted by Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and the American Friends Service Committee. The event will take place at 2:00 PM at First Unitarian Society of Madison 900 University Bay Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53705.
Co-sponsors: American Friends Service Committee; Amnesty International Group 139; Bright Stars of Bethlehem-Madison; Colombia Support Network; East Timor Action Network)-Madison; James Reeb Peace, Justice and Sustainability Group; Jewish Voice for Peace-Madison; Madison Friends Meeting (Quakers); Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison; UNA-USA Dane County; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Madison.
In various writings and occasions, Martin Luther King, Jr. lifted up the notion of a beloved community, which he envisioned as a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings.
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