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We are a voice of education and a center for people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.

Peace Action Maine's Mission:
We are a voice of education and a center for people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.

iStock kovop58creditWEB 1383556455                                                                                            Progressives are right to press for diplomacy!
Last week 30 progressive Democratic members of the House of Representatives, including Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, sent a letter to President Biden urging negotiations to end the war in Ukraine.

The criticism from Washington hawks was swift and, unfortunately, effective. After facing insults like, "This letter is an olive branch to a war criminal" from Congressman Jake Auchincloss, the lead author of the letter, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Pramila Jayapal, withdrew the letter to Biden.

Less than one month ago President Biden himself said that the threat of nuclear armageddon is at the highest level since the Cuban missile crisis 60 years ago. That alone is reason to negotiate an end to the conflict, or at the very least a ceasefire to reduce tensions and to save lives. The war in Ukraine is causing food shortages, an energy crisis, and a delay in the fight against climate change that the planet cannot afford.

Progressives who went out on a limb to push for negotiations, something Peace Action Maine has been consistently calling for, need support. Those who have remained silent, or openly spoken out against peace talks, must be told to reconsider.It's time to end this war!  (Adapted from MAPA!) Photo Credit: istock kovop58
Send a message to Congress now : Wars end with negotiations!

Or as David Swanson writes:
Enough is enough! Diplomacy is not a dirty word! Peace is not a scandal! Ignorance is not strength!
Email Congress and the White House to demand restraint, diplomacy, and negotiations.
See what else you can learn and do at NoWarInUkraine.org

-https://quincyinst.org/2022/09/27/americans-support-u-s-diplomacy-to-end-the-war-in-ukraine/
-@jonrainwater: The US IS engaging in diplomacy with Russia just as a group progressives encouraged. Diplomacy is a essential tool in conflict prevention and conflict resolution — even with the worst actors. Let’s hope we see more of this.

 

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Action Alert from Peace Action and Peace Action Maine

Feb 05, 2024
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Peace Action National Alert for Affiliates and members It's horrific to watch the suffering and killing in Gaza. It can feel discouraging, but there are things we can do. One is to ensure that life-saving aid continues to flow to the displaced millions suffering from famine, without water, without the basics of…

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Jan 21, 2024
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MVPR launches : https://www.mvprights.org/ Where to phone:Senator Angus KingDC (202) 224-5344Maine Toll Free (800) 432-1599 Senator Susan CollinsDC (202) 224-2523Portland (207) 618-5560 Rep. Chellie PingreeDC (202) 225-6116Portland (207) 774-5019 Rep. Jared GoldenDC (202) 225-6306Lewiston (207) 241-6767

TPNW EIN Year 3. This is how Peace Action Maine will Celebrate

Jan 18, 2024
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Join Peace Action Maine in celebrating year 3 of the TPNW Entry Into Force. Flier HERE. “Building a World Without Nuclear Weapons: An Urgent Imperative” Webinar Saturday, January 27, 2­-4 pm ET. Its focus will be the grave concern of the increasing threat of nuclear war and what ordinary citizens can do to prevent it. The…

Peace Action Maine in Solidarity with Nuclear Ban Week

Nov 22, 2023
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Commemorating Armistice Day 2023 ME VFP screens What I Want You To Know

Oct 16, 2023
What I want you to know https://www.whatiwantyoutoknow-film.com/ Nov. 12, Sunday In observance of Armistice Day ME VFP is sponsoring a screening of What I Want You To Know at the Portland Media Center currently planned for 1 PM and co-sponsored by Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Peace Action Maine. It…