Peace Action Wisconsin (PAWI) is a peace and justice organization dedicated to making the connections between international issues and our local community. We work for a world with true economic and social equality, where the environment is preserved, and the threat of nuclear warfare has been abolished.
Referred to collectively as Peace Action Wisconsin, we are composed of two organizations. Most of our campaign activity is conducted by our 501(c)(3) Peace Education Project of Peace Action Wisconsin.
These campaigns include the Wisconsin Job Security Campaign which seeks to protect Wisconsin’s workers and strengthen our state’s economy by reducing our dependence on declining military production and transition to a more competitive and sustainable economic future. Our Foreign Policy for All Campaign aims to educate our community and mobilize grassroots pressure to hold our elected officials accountable in supporting a US foreign policy based on peace, justice and diplomacy. Our Peace Voter Campaign mobilizes voters around issues of peace and justice through issue education and promoting civic engagement.
Our 501(c)(4) Peace Action Wisconsin is leading our Environmental Justice Campaign protect our state from dangerous mines and pipelines by bolstering the movement for a green economy and putting pressure on our legislators to confront global warming.
Peace Action Wisconsin’s Mission Statement
Peace Action-Wisconsin is a peace and justice organization which works for a world where human needs are met, the environment is preserved, and the threats of war and nuclear weapons have been abolished. We are committed to non-violence as a way of life and offer our members opportunities for education, lobbying and public witness.
Founded as Milwaukee Mobilization for Survival in March of 1977, we were part of a national network of national peace and justice groups organized around the issues of nuclear weapons, nuclear power, the escalating arms race and the attendent decline in funding for human needs. National Mobilization for Survival grew to include over 125 peace and justice groups before its national office closed in 1992.
In January 1996 we affiliated with National Peace Action, which had been formed from the merger of SANE and the Nuclear Freeze Campaign. It is the largest grassroots peace and disarmament group in the country. In 1999 we became Peace Action-Wisconsin to reflect our statewide scope and membership.
At our annual membership meeting in December 2014, the Peace Action WI membership voted to transfer a majority of our campaign work to our sister organization, Peace Education Project of Peace Action Wisconsin, a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization.