Policy brief: Defense policy and the 2016 Election
2016 is a critical year for the peace movement. To help prepare for the upcoming presidential election, Peace Action Wisconsin is committed to keeping members like informed with the latest news and analysis on where the candidates stand on the issues Peace voters care about most. Whether it’s the military budget or Middle East policy, […]
Peace Action WI @ Indian Summer Festival
Come visit Peace Action Wisconsin and We Live Native at this year’s Indian Summer Festival! September 11, 12 & 13 Henry Maier Festival park (Summerfest Grounds) 200 N Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202 Peace Action WI will be rolling out our new line of Native inspired t-shirts, jackets, hats, bags and more! [Click here to […]
“We’ve got your back!” Thank Rep. Moore for supporting peace with Iran!
Congresswoman Gwen Moore announced her support for the diplomatic agreement with Iran! (Full statement below) Congress is set to take up a resolution of disapproval aimed at killing the negotiated deal with Iran over its nuclear program on September 8th when it returns from its August recess. Rep. Moore’s support comes in the face of […]
“We’ve got your back!” Thank Sen. Baldwin for supporting peace with Iran!
Senator Baldwin announced her support for the diplomatic agreement with Iran! (Full statement below) This is HUGE! Congress is set to take up a resolution of disapproval aimed at killing the negotiated deal with Iran over its nuclear program on September 8th when it returns from its August recess. It will take only 13 Democrats […]
Standing united in defense of peace with Iran
I know you’ve been hearing a lot about Iran. Many organizations are putting everything they have into turning popular support for peace into sustained action in defense of the nuclear agreement. You might have called your legislators once, twice or even more over the past few months and may be tempted to sit back, satisfied […]
Tell your Reps: “A vote against Iran deal is a vote for war!”
The prospect for peace with Iran is in our hands! President Obama announced on Tuesday that an historic agreement had been reached over Iran’s nuclear program. Now the fate of peace with Iran has moved from the negotiating table in Vienna to Capitol Hill. Time is on the side of those opposed to the deal, […]
Update: Celebrate historic Iran agreement and mobilize to defend the deal!
Update: Celebrate historic Iran agreement and mobilize to defend the deal! After thirty months of negotiations, the P5+1, composed of the United states, France, China, Russia, the UK and Germany, have finally concluded a comprehensive agreement with Iran to limit the country’s nuclear program in return for the easing of economic sanctions! The diplomatic effort, […]
‘The Mobilizer’ July 2015 issue now available online!
The July 2015 edition of ‘The Mobilizer’, Peace Action Wisconsin’s monthly newsletter, is now available online! Click here to check it out now!
UPDATE: With Iran deal possible this week, hawks plot counter-attack
Negotiators working to reach a comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna have once again extended talks for a “couple of days”. President Obama and US negotiators hope to sign a deal before Thursday, July 9th. Failing to reach an agreement by then will result in the mandatory congressional review period growing from 30 […]
SIGN THE PETITION – RON KIND: SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET!
Representative Ron Kind is the only WI House Democrat who doesn’t support the People’s Budget! Introduced every year, the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ People’s Budget lays out the most beneficial federal spending plan for the majority of hard working Americans. Rep. Ron Kind, please stand up for working Wisconsinites and support the People’s Budget. It’s the […]
UPDATE: Iran negotiations extended but vote in Congress still set for next month
The long awaited up or down vote on peace with Iran could come in July. Iran, the United States and rest of the P5+1 countries have extended the deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program until July 7. If a deal is reached before July 9th, Congress will have 30 days to […]
Thank you for Sponsoring Lanterns for Peace 2015!
Thank you for sponsoring Peace Action Wisconsin’s Annual Lanterns for Peace! Click here to check out more of our upcoming events!
8/8: Lanterns for Peace & Peace Benefit Concert 2015
Peace Action’s Annual Lanterns for Peace & Peace Benefit Concert 2015 Saturday, August 8th @ 2-9pm Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park 4145 W. Lisbon Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208 Join the Facebook event here! 2-6pm: Peace Benefit Concert featuring music from Sorry…We’re Open!, Ronnie long and Mitch Cooper Duet & Miss Meaghan Owens 6-9pm: Lanterns […]
Rescheduled! 8/22: Community Garden Project Launch Party
Rescheduled! Peace Action’s Community Garden Project Launch Party August 22nd @ 3-8pm Peace Action Center 1001 E. Keefe Ave. in Riverwest Come celebrate the launch of Peace Action WI’s new community garden! Grilled food, cold drinks, live music and more! The Peace Action Community Garden Project in the backyard of the Peace Action Center in Riverwest […]
TPP/Fast Track vote today – Call your Rep NOW to VOTE NO!
Your Representative is voting today on the Fast Track bill for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal! Tell them to oppose Fast Track authority for pushing through NAFTA on steroids! The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international trade agreement being drafted by multinational corporations in complete secrecy from the public. The TPP will expand the NAFTA-style […]
Help our garden grow! Become a Community Garden Sponsor!
Become a Community Garden Sponsor! We need your help to ensure the continued growth of our Community Garden Project! Peace Action’s Community Garden Project is launching this summer with 10 beds and a whole new line up of food and food oil producing plants in open spaces. Our revitalized garden space will also create a […]
‘The Mobilizer’ June 2015 issue now available online!
The expanded June 2015 edition of ‘The Mobilizer’, Peace Action Wisconsin’s monthly newsletter, is now available online! Click here to check it out now! Featured in this month’s issue: Report: Peace Economy creates more jobs than War Economy Peace Action WI breaks ground on new Community Garden Project Featured Event: Community Garden Project Launch Party […]
TPP/Fast Track heading to Congress – Call your Rep Today!
Your Representative is about to vote on the Fast Track bill for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal! Tell them to oppose Fast Track authority for pushing through NAFTA on steroids! The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international trade agreement being drafted by multinational corporations in complete secrecy from the public. The TPP will expand the […]
6/6: Community Garden Volunteer Day!
Our next Community Garden work day will be held on Saturday, June 6th at the Peace Action Center (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) from 10am to 4pm. Stop by anytime during the day to help out prepping our garden. If you are able to attend, please RSVP by clicking here and sending Board Member Brian Bunzel an […]
Pentagon budget vote TODAY, Call your Rep now!
Today is our day to make an impact on the Pentagon budget! The House is set to vote on the annual bill that sets Department of Defense policies and spending. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is filled with billions of dollars in pork, waste and corporate handouts that, without your voice, will divert funds […]
Senate vote today on Fast Track! No blank check for bad trade deals!
Your Senators are voting TODAY! Tell them to oppose Fast Track authority for pushing through NAFTA on steroids! The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international trade agreement being drafted by multinational corporations in complete secrecy from the public. The TPP will expand the NAFTA-style policies that have already caused the loss of one in four […]
5/9: Community Garden Volunteer Day!
We will be having our first planning and work day on Saturday, May 9th at the Peace Action Center (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) from 9am to 4pm. The day will start with a planning meeting from 9am to 10am, after which we’ll head outside and get to work in the garden until 4pm. Join us for […]
On May 10th, celebrate Mother’s Day at PA-WI’s Annual Brunch!
PAWI’s formal luncheon is the perfect way to celebrate your motherhood or the contributions of the mothers in your life. Enjoy a catered brunch and a program featuring music and speakers exploring women’s leadership in the movement for global peace and justice. The event will be held on May 10th at 12:30 at the Riverside […]
Peace is under attack! We need your support to defend diplomacy with Iran
The biggest challenge to peace with Iran is upon us! The Senate Foreign Relations Committee just passed a bill that would force Congress to authorize any agreement reached with Iran, and they have no intention of approving it! The deal-busting bill, S. 615, could go to the Senate floor for a vote at any moment […]
Stand up for Diplomacy with Iran!
Don’t let up! Our Senators are about to vote on whether we have peace or war with Iran. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on moving forward with their deal-busting bill TODAY! Introduced by Committee Chairman Corker, the bill (S. 615: Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015) would give the Congress […]
4/15: Global Day of Action Against Military Spending
Global Day of Action Against Military Spending Tax Day Demonstration Wednesday, April 15 7:30-9:00am Shorewood USPS (1620 E Capitol Dr.) Stand up for peace and justice in our federal budget! Join Peace Action Wisconsin to demand that our hard earned tax dollars go towards programs that build our communities and meet the needs of our citizens, not […]
Thank Reps Moore & Pocan for voting against escalating conflict in Ukraine!
WI Representatives Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan both voted against a resolution to arm the Ukrainian government, demonstrating a new challenge to the previously dominant, and dangerously foolish, policy of escalating US involvement in the conflict. Just last year the House voted 399 to 19 in favor of legislation that authorized lethal military aid to the Ukrainian […]
Iran hawks have a plan, we need your support to implement ours!
The biggest challenge to peace with Iran is less than a month away! The deadline for a deal with Iran is approaching and the Senate is preparing to throw away the years of negotiations and any future opportunity for peace. We’re halfway to our goal of $2,000 by the end of March to prepare our […]
March Madness Celebration! Kick of our new campaigns with some cocktails
You’re invited to Peace Action Wisconsin’s March Madness Celebration on Thursday, March 26th at 6pm! Bring friends and family members to enjoy appetizers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, and share in kicking off our new campaigns! Click here for more information and to RSVP!
Get involved in Peace Action WI’s new Community Garden Project!
Peace Action Wisconsin is proud to announce the launch of our new ‘Environmental Justice Campaign’! Click here for more information and to get involved in helping us plant a community garden at the Peace Action Center! Green and not-so-green thumbs are welcome.
‘The Mobilizer’: March 2015 issue now available online!
The expanded March 2015 edition of ‘The Mobilizer’, Peace Action Wisconsin’s monthly newsletter, is now available online! Click here to check it out now! Featured in this month’s issue: The new Authorization for the Use of Force against ISIS Prospects for peace in Ukraine’s civil war Recent foreign policy activity by Wisconsin’s legislators Obama’s proposed […]
Peace Action Wisconsin Urges Legislators to Support Diplomacy with Iran
Peace Action Wisconsin issued the following Press Statement on the morning of 3-3-2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3rd , 2015 CONTACT: Mitch Sandquist, Co-Director 414-964-5158 email@example.com Peace Action Wisconsin Urges Wisconsin Legislators to Support Diplomacy with Iran Statewide – In an address to a joint session of Congress today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is […]
Take Action! Don’t let Congress sabotage peaceful solution with Iran
With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing Congress today, his call for ending peaceful negotiations with Iran will be dominating the airwaves. In preparation, the Senate has introduced 2 bills that will sabotage the talks with Iran by implementing new sanctions and giving Congress veto power over any negotiated settlement. Don’t let the voices for a peaceful […]
-March, 2015- Sen. Tammy Baldwin: “U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Administration’s Proposed AUMF”, Press Statement, February 11, 2015 http://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/baldwin-statement-on-administrations-proposed-aumf- Sen. Ron Johnson: “Bipartisan Senators Call For Tightened Sanctions On Russia, Increased Military Aid To Ukraine”, Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, February 20, 2015 http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2015/2/bipartisan-senators-call-for-tightened-sanctions-on-russia-increased-military-aid-to-ukraine Rep. Paul Ryan: “Give Congress a Say in Trade […]
3/26: March Madness Membership Drive and Celebration!
Please join us for Peace Action Wisconsin’s Second Annual… March Madness Membership Drive and Celebration! Thursday, March 26th @ 6-8pm Peace Action Center – 1001 E. Keefe Ave. Our annual March Madness event is a great opportunity to socialize and network with the Peace Action community and other grassroots organizers, meet our new staff, board members, […]
4/18: Caffeine & Politics @ Peace Action
Caffeine & Politics! Saturday, April 18th at 1pm Peace Action Center (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Come by for some friendly political conversation or stop over after Peace Action WI’s ‘Stand for Peace’ Protest at the corner of Brady and Farwell from noon to 1pm. Join Peace Action members to sip hot beverages and discuss the issues […]
Take Action: Protect working Americans! Oppose Obama’s ‘NAFTA on steroids’!
In last night’s State of the Union speech, President Obama declared that “nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages” and emphasized the need for a “new economy to keep churning out high-wage jobs.” He then went on to advocate for new trade agreements that would have the exact OPPOSITE effect on our economy! […]
MLK: Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam
Martin Luther King Jr gave this sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967 From The Real News Network Note: As part of the process of creating imagery for this video, the speech was edited for length. The whole speech is included below. The sermon which I am preaching this morning in a […]
1/19: MLK Day Justice Program and March
MLK Day Justice Program and March Monday, January 19th at 1pm 1927 N. 4th St. Milwaukee Click here to join the Facebook event! At 1:00 pm we will have a program featuring “King’s Last Year,” a dramatic reading of King’s words during the last, difficult year of his life as he publicly opposed the Vietnam […]
1/22: Challenging and Interrupting Racism: A Workshop for White People
Challenging and Interrupting Racism: A Workshop for White People Thursday, January 22nd @ 5:30-8:00pm Peace Action Center (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Click here to join the Facebook event! White people have played a key role in the perpetuation of white racism. We white people alsohave the potential to become a consistent and powerful force in […]
2/7: Get Caffeinated! Talk Politics! @ Peace Action
Get Caffeinated! Talk Politics! Saturday, February 7th at 1pm Peace Action Center (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Come in out of the cold with Peace Action members to sip hot beverages and discuss the issues of the day! The Peace Action community is an open-minded and friendly group of people. Join us for an informal social […]
5/10: Annual Mother’s Day Brunch
Peace Action Wisconsin’s Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 10th @ 12:30-2:30pm Urban Ecology Center (1500 E Park Pl.) PAWI’s formal luncheon is the perfect way to celebrate your motherhood or the contributions of the mothers in your life. Enjoy a catered brunch and a program featuring music and speakers exploring women’s leadership in the […]
Peace Voter 2014
Peace Voter is a nonpartisan campaign of the Peace Education Project of Peace Action Wisconsin to educate and mobilize voters around issues of peace and justice, in Wisconsin and around the world. How does your legislator vote on issues of peace & justice? Check out our Peace Voter Legislator Scorecards Peace Voter Election Guide 2014 ———————————————- […]
Announcement: Shop Peace Action WI’s New Online Store!
Peace Action Wisconsin is pleased to announce the launching of it’s online store! Click here to check out our store! You’ve always been able to stop by the Peace Action Center to pick up the best in political shirts, bumper stickers and more. Now you can check out our selection and order online! Our new […]
Approved Peace Action Wisconsin Bylaw Changes
Below are the approved amendments and update organization bylaws as approved by consensus at the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting. The Peace Action-Wisconsin Steering Committee, staff and legacy members, after extensive discussion about the needs of the organization, developed these changes with the assistance of expert legal counsel. Downloadable versions of both the previous and current […]
Thank Sen. Baldwin for Demanding Congressional Vote on US War in Iraq & Syria
In a letter sent to President Obama, Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin requested that an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) specific to the war against ISIS be immediately submitted to Congress. Peace Action Wisconsin echoes Sen. Baldwin’s demand for bringing this critical foreign policy issue before Congress. Call Sen. Baldwin and thank her […]
You’re invited to Peace Action WI’s Annual Dinner! This Thursday at 6pm
Peace Action WI’s Annual Dinner & Membership Meeting is being held on Thursday, December 11 from 6-8pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (3022 W. Wisconsin Ave.) Longtime members, new members, old members, interested non-members… All are welcome attend Peace Action Wisconsin’s annual event featuring food, friends and the future of peace in our community! Partake […]
Int’l Gift Shop 12/5-6: Shop Peace Action WI’s new original merchandise!
Shop Peace Action Wisconsin’s new original merchandise at the 43rd Annual International Gift Shop this Friday, December 5 at 4-8pm and Saturday, December 6 at 9am-4pm at the Milwaukee Friends Meeting House (3224 N. Gordon Pl.). Visit Peace Action Wisconsin’s booth to check out our all new Native American designed, union printed merchandise! Designs available on […]
Wisconsin Gazette: Support the Work of Peace Action Wisconsin
Working for Peace Year-Round By Jamakaya, Columnist, Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Maybe you’ve seen the hardy band at busy intersections, rain or shine, with signs urging you to “Honk for Peace!” Maybe a team of canvassers came to your door this fall asking you to vote for peace and human needs. Or maybe you’ve […]