Peace Action Maine's Mission:
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.
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Yemen is a humanitarian disaster.
Peace Action Maine remains focused on what Maine's Congressional Delegation can do to end this crisis.

In the Senate:
After discussion and several votes, the Senate voted 64-41 to pass S.J. Res 54, Here is the statement from Peace Action. This is the roll call.

Today Peace Action Maine thanks Senator Collins and Senator King for their yes vote!
Here is Peace Action's Dec 12 statement on the Senate passing a motion to proceed (60-39) with S.J.Res. 54
Both of Maine's Senators supported an initial vote for SJRes 54(which invokes the War Powers Act to force a vote whether or not the U.S. support the Saudi-led war in Yemen.) Thank them for this support. 

Senator Collins: (202) 224-2523
Senator King:(202) 224-5344

(Thanks also go to Senator King and Collins for supporting debate on Yemen War last spring)

In the House:
The House has just voted to block debate-PA statement- on the Yemen War Dec. 12. 206-203. Rep. Pingree supported debate, Rep. Poliquin voted to keep the Yemen War from debate.
(A similar version, H.Con.Res.138, has now been re-introduced as H.Con.Res.142. You’ll remember that Republican leadership recently deprivileged 138 in a fairly close vote (201-187) on a rule for legislation dealing with wolves. Representative Pingree is a co-sponsor of HConRes142- PAM asks you to thank her for her continued support to end U.S. involvement. Representative Poliquin voted to deprivilege 138, to halt debate about the war.)
Representative Pingree:(202) 225-6116 or e-mail. Thank you for co-sponsoring HConRes 142!
Representative Poliquin:(202) 225-6306 or email

 

 

Past Events

No War on Iran: National Day of Action: Peace Action Mainers!

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BRING YOUR UMBRELLA TOO! In response to the massive protests in Iraq following the latest U.S. aerial assault that killed scores of Iraqis, President Trump has ordered more U.S. troops to the Middle East. This is in addition to the 5,200 U.S. troops already stationed in Iraq. Every U.S. president over the last 28 years has…

No War On Iran: Call For Action!

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Now is the time to call the Senate!The House just voted on con HConRes 83 today. (see "Issues"!) Senator Tim Kaine has introduced a War Powers Resolution which mandates that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration's military actions regarding Iran must cease within 30 days.NOW is the time to call…

Jan 25 Take Action No War on Iran

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Monument Square NOON Take Action! Thank you for joining this amazing group of people Saturday January 25 for #NoWarOnIran!

Covid-19 Cancellation: Let's Talk Taxes over Pizza!

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Canceled: April TAX DAY USM event with Devon Grayson-Wallace.View Devon Grayson-Wallace's 2019 Tax-Day informative talk and powerpoint on our You Tube Channel. (https://youtu.be/Nkt2NBSRoEI)Peace Action Maine: the U.S. must redefine the notion of "security" away from war and geopolitical conflict towards international…

Postponed: Spring Renewal Gathering with Professor Scarry

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Our annual meeting is postponed due to Covid-19 concerns. Stay tuned! Elaine Scarry is an American essayist and professor of English and American Literature and Language. She is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. She is the author of Choosing between Democracy…

No War On Iran

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On March 23, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced an initiative for a global ceasefire, noting that armed conflict makes it virtually impossible to implement public health measures required to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He called for support from governments and civil society. And he instructed UN special…

Ease Sanctions, Save Souls from Pandemic

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Economic sanctions should never interfere with humanitarian assistance, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Yet, sanctions have delayed life saving aid from NGOs getting to the people of North Korea for many years.We have a rare opportunity to make an immediate impact to save lives, and to improve relations with…

2020 Peace Worker Award: Organization Recognized

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Peace Action Maine recognizes Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights (MVPR) for their tireless work - including calls to action, lobbying, public outreach, fundraising for medical and sanitation aid amid the ongoing world pandemic - as peacemakers advocating for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories…