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.

Peace Action statement on Senate passage of War Powers Act. Thank Senator Collins and King for voting Yea on S.J. Res 68 as amended today! Will there be enough votes to override a veto ?  This is the Congressional Switchboard number: 202-224-3121.
ME U.S. Representative Pingree co-sponsored H.R.5543 (passed  228-175 roll call here) which blocks military action against Iran, as well as H.R. 2456 which repeals the 2002 authorization for use of military force (passed 236-166, roll call here). The House just voted on this legislation. We thank Rep. Pingree for co-sponsoring them and for both Representatives Pingree and Golden for voting yes on Jan 30.
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Recent Issues

German Chancellor Merkel: Mainers: #TRIPSwaiver !

Jul 08, 2021
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Protest Timed with German Chancellor Merkel’s Visit to the United States; Germany Is Blocking Global Policy Change Needed to Increase Vaccine ProductionGermany is one of the last holdouts against a global agreement to temporarily waive intellectual…

Biden Requests Billions for Nukes

Jun 02, 2021
https://armscontrolcenter.org/fiscal-year-2022-defense-budget-request-briefing-book/“Last Friday, the Biden administration released its Fiscal Year 2022 budget request, totaling $753 billion for national defense spending, including $43.2 billion for…

Rally Friday May 21 NOON downtown Portland Maine

May 19, 2021
TIME TO STAND UP BY SHOWING UP Friends, Rallies have been happening all over the planet in support of Palestinians and in protest against Israel's brutal attack which has killed over 200, 40% of whom are women and children! Our Rally: This Friday,…

Call Biden Today!: Maine Voices For Palestinian Rights

May 18, 2021
From Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights: http://www.mvprights.org/index.html Dear Friends, As civilian casualties mount in Gaza, the self-professed "Catholic Zionist" Joe Biden proclaims "Israel's right to defend itself." Willful blindness to the…

For Peace, End U.S.-South Korea Military Exercises

Mar 02, 2021
https://truthout.org/articles/for-peace-with-north-korea-biden-must-end-the-us-south-korea-military-exercises/Our friend Hyun Lee has invited us to join the Global Rally and Petition from Feb 24-March 10 to suspend the annual US-South Korea War…

For Peace in Korea, No More War Drills!

Feb 03, 2021
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Webinar: For Peace in Korea, No More War Drills!Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 8pm ET l 5pm PTRegistration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j9nn-Z2RTUOHPIXPzmH7RwSpeakers (and location of flier for this program) Wooksik Cheong,…

No on Haines for Director of National Intelligence!

Jan 04, 2021
Maine Peace Activists: Tell King & Collins: No on Haines! As a Maine peace activist, you can send a powerful message to Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), who BOTH serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee, slated to hold…

#ReclaimArmisticeDay Maine VfP

Nov 11, 2020
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Armistice Day was born and was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated."https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/armistice-day

Moving the money from the Pentagon to Health Care

Oct 31, 2020
Lee and Pocan, who both sit on the House Appropriations Committee, are spearheading a new Defense Spending Reduction Caucus to build "critical mass" among lawmakers to cut defense spending and redirect the money toward domestic priorities, a…

Estimate for nukes jumps $10 billion

Oct 20, 2020
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Estimate of new nukes increases $10 BILLION from 4 years ago https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/10/19/estimate-of-new-nuclear-missiles- to-replace-minuteman-3-arsenal-increases-to-958b/

START treaty- importance of extending START!

Oct 06, 2020
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Just four months before the New START treaty is set to expire, the latest set of so-called aggregate data published by the State Department shows the treaty is working and that both countries – despite tense military and political rhetoric – are…

Costs of War: 37 million Displaced due to US GWOT

Sep 08, 2020
Original Paper from the Costs of War Project: https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/files/cow/imce/papers/2020/Displacement_Vine%20et%20al_Costs%20of%20War%202020%2009%2008.pdfFrom The New York Times:At Least 37 Million People Have Been Displaced by…

Korean War: 70 years today. Show support tonight at 8 pm

Jun 24, 2020
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Korea: The Unknown War WebinarWe invite our members to KoreaPeaceNow! event-in solidarity. https://koreapeacenow.org/events/ On the 70th anniversary of what is officially known as the start of the Korean War, preeminent Korea historian Bruce Cumings…

Sally Breen: Peace Supper Talk 2011

Mar 24, 2020
PEACE SUPPER TALK (purchase Sally's autobiography from BlurbBooks) By Sally BreenWoodfords Congregational ChurchMay 7, 2011 (shared by Sally July 17, 2014, email)Come out on stage and put on my cowboy hat and my apron: Howdy y’all. My name is Sally…

Peace Action Press Release: Iran War Powers

Mar 11, 2020
Peace Action: Congress Sends Bipartisan Bill to Trump Rebuking Iran War Washington, D.C. — March 11, 2020 — In response to the House passing the bipartisan bill — S.J.Res.68 — that would thwart President Trump from going to war with Iran and end any…

Block War With Iran: Maine Federal Delegation!

Jan 14, 2020
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Peace Action statement on Senate passage of War Powers Act. Thank Senator Collins and King for voting Yea on S.J. Res 68 as amended today! Will there be enough votes to override a veto ? This is the Congressional Switchboard number: 202-224-3121. ME…

Where do our Maine US Reps stand on Iran?

Jan 09, 2020
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Representative Pingree is a co-sponsor of Rep. Ro Khanna’s bill to defund an unauthorized war with Iran (H.R.5543)She also co-sponsors Rep. Barbara Lee’s bill to repeal the 2002 AUMF (H.R.2456.) HConRes83 recently passed in the House. We tweeted…