PAWI Updates

Mobilizer Sources -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 […]

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3/26: March Madness Membership Drive and Celebration! MM invite 2015 imgPlease 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, […]

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Take Action: Protect working Americans! Oppose Obama’s ‘NAFTA on steroids’! tpp-shipping-jobs-awayIn 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! […]

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MLK: Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam mlkvidMartin 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 […]

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1/19: MLK Day Justice Program and March mlkimgMLK 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 […]

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1/22: Challenging and Interrupting Racism: A Workshop for White People whitemanfinalChallenging 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 […]

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2/7: Get Caffeinated! Talk Politics! @ Peace Action coffeepeaceGet 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 […]

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Announcement: Shop Peace Action WI’s New Online Store! holidaystorePeace 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 […]

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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 […]

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Thank Sen. Baldwin for Demanding Congressional Vote on US War in Iraq & Syria obamaaumfIn 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 […]

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You’re invited to Peace Action WI’s Annual Dinner! This Thursday at 6pm annual dinner img2Peace 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 […]

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Int’l Gift Shop 12/5-6: Shop Peace Action WI’s new original merchandise! waterbump3smShop 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 […]

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Wisconsin Gazette: Support the Work of Peace Action Wisconsin NEW-PA-LOGO-7Working 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 […]

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The US is on the verge of expanding 4 WARS unless YOU act now! obamaFridayStop the US from expanding 4 WARS! Major decisions are being made about the US military’s roles in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Be the voice of the American people and demand an end to the decades of war! 1) Oppose Obamas expansion of the US combat role in Afghanistan President Obama has just secretly […]

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What better time than Veterans Day to stop another endless war? 5696748_G Take action! What better time than Veterans Day to stop another endless war? President Obama has announced that he’s doubling down on the new Iraq war and heading to Congress to pour billions more dollars into the US’ decade long debacle. Ten years, hundreds of billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of US military […]

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National Spotlight on Need for Wisconsin to Reduce Dependence on Military Production pentagon-david-gleason-815x583It’s Time to Reduce Economic Dependence on Pentagon Spending By Miriam Pemberton and William Hartung, The Hill, October 20, 2014 Defense-dependent communities need to start diversifying their economies now, before shifts in Pentagon spending leave them with few viable alternatives. Continuing tensions in Ukraine, an expanding war in Iraq and Syria, and record stock prices […]

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‘Peace Voter Election Guide 2014′ Now Available Online! PVguidelogo2The ‘Peace Voter Election Guide 2014′ presented by the Peace Education Project is now available online! Click here to find out where the candidates stand on issues of peace and justice!

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Defense dependence leads to 300 more lost jobs at Oshkosh Corp. b99368170z.1_20141010050822_000_g2587bcg.1-1Oshkosh Corporation, producer of armored Humvees for the US military and the Fox Valley’s largest manufacturer, will be cutting another 250 to 300 jobs by December as a result of declining military demand following the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: “We continue to reshape our workforce […]

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Everything you need to know to vote for peace on November 4th! pv2014imgsm3Check out Peace Education Project’s Peace Voter campaign page to get all the information you need to have your voice heard this election. View your legislator’s voting record with our Peace Voter Legislator Scorecards, get up-to-date voter ID requirements and find out where, when and how to cast your vote. Click here to learn everything […]

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Global Issues Fall Lecture Series at UWM mapppPeace Action at UWM and Peace Action Wisconsin present Global Issues Fall Lecture Series at UWM 7pm – UWM Union Fireside Lounge (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.) Free & open to the public Click here to view the lecture series flyer Mon­day, Oct. 20 “Human Rights: A Vic­tim of Politics” – Prof. Robert Ash­more Pro­fes­sor Ash­more will […]

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Peace Action Wisconsin Celebrates the Life of Jacob George George Photo.jpgIt is with sadness and regret that we report Mr. Jacob George, beloved veteran and anti-war activist, has taken his life. Mr. Jacob George was a three-tour veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom between 2001-2004. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant. George was most well known for his A Ride Till The End tour, which […]

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Peace Action WI Statement on 6 of 8 Wisconsin House Representatives Vote Against Arming Syrian Rebels syriaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2014 Con­tact: Mitchell Sandquist, Co-Director mitch@peaceactionwi.org 414–964-5158 Daniel Pneuman, President djpneuman@gmail.com 518-947-8660 6 of 8 Wisconsin House Representatives Vote Against Arming Syrian Rebels Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation was among those most opposed to President Obama’s plan All but two members of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation voted today to oppose an amendment to […]

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Take Action! House vote on upping weapons to Syrian rebels at 3pm today! download Take action! Tell your Representatives: “Don’t throw more fuel on the fire! Vote NO on sending more weapons to Syrian rebels!” The House of Representatives will be voting this afternoon on increasing US training and equipment to the Syrian opposition. This would exacerbate the violence and the weapons are likely to fall into the hands […]

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Peace Action Wisconsin Statement in Response to President Obama’s Plans for Military Escalation in Iraq & Syria US-POLLITICS-OBAMA-ADDRESSPeace Action Wisconsin Statement in Response to President Obama’s Plans for Military Escalation in Iraq & Syria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2014 Contact: Mitchell Sandquist, Co-Director mitch@peaceactionwi.org 414-964-5158 Peace Action Wisconsin Statement in Response to President Obama’s Statement on Plans for Military Escalation in Iraq & Syria Milwaukee, WI – Peace Action Wisconsin released […]

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Take Action! Tell your Legislators: “Don’t rush into endless war in Iraq & Syria” obamaisisTake action! Tell your Legislators: “Don’t rush into endless war in Iraq & Syria” President Obama has announced an expanded military intervention into Iraq and Syria. While we, like all Americans, share in the outrage over the violence of ISIS militants, an open-ended escalation of US military force is not the answer. The US should […]

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9/1: Laborfest MKE 2014 fist-wisconsin1LABORFEST MKE 2014 Labor day, September 1st 11 AM – Parade from the Zeidler Union Square to Summerfest Grounds Noon to 5 PM – Celebration at the Summerfest Grounds #LaborfestMKE – Join the Facebook event here! Celebrate rights we have earned by uniting to make jobs safer, better and fairer for everyone. Proudly made by Union Workers! […]

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Media Advisory: Lanterns for Peace 2014 updated pawi letterheadMEDIA ADVISORY FOR August 9th, 2014 For more information, contact: Mitchell Sandquist, 414-964-5158 Milwaukee ‘Lanterns for Peace’ Commemoration Event Members of Peace Action Wisconsin and the Peace Education Project, as well as other residents of the Milwaukee community, will come together on August 9th, 2014, for the ‘Lanterns for Peace’ event commemorating the dropping of […]

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Peace Action Wisconsin statement on Israeli attack on Gaza Peace Action Wisconsin (PA WI) shares the horror of the world at the indiscriminate killing of some 1,500 innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza, plus nearly 10,000 wounded. We condemn violence against civilians by all sides, which is both illegal and immoral. We support efforts to secure a complete and lasting ceasefire. We support an immediate […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Ukraine Crisis in Ukraine The Seeds of Unrest Thirteen years after the declaration of Ukrainian independence in 1991, reports of widespread voting-fraud threatened the democratic future of the country. Viktor Yanukovych, the Prime Minister and presidential candidate, was accused of rigging the election in his favor. Widespread protest and civil disobedience engulfed the nation, as protesters […]

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Take Action: Demand a Ceasefire and Suspension of U.S. Weapons and Military Aid to Israel Take action for peace in Palestine and Israel! Call Wisconsin Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson and demand a suspension of U.S. military aid to Israel. Tammy Baldwin: 414.297.4451 Ron Johnson: 414.276.7282   Peace Action has long worked for peace, disarmament and addressing the root causes of war and violence. As we know from experience, […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Iraq ISIS in Iraq When the United States withdrew its troops from Iraq in December of 2011, most Americans hoped that this departure would end our military engagement in the country. The growth of the Islamic State (ISIS), however, has created even more instability within the already insecure country. This growth in the influence and power […]

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Fmr Oshkosh Corp UAW pres cites work of Peace Action WI in call for transition from declining defense contracts osh pic“This could be the beginning of engaging the entire community to plan for our future” – Joe Preisler, former president of UAW Local 578 Support the call for protecting Wisconsin jobs by assisting companies and communities transition from declining defense contracts: Sign our Wisconsin Job Security Petition here! The future of state’s workforce By Joe Preisler, Milwaukee Journal […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Bosnia and Herzegovina Demanding Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina   The Breakdown of Yugoslavia A simple motto reigned over Yugoslavia for decades: brotherhood and unity. Under the rule of Josip Broz Tito from 1945 until his death in 1980, Yugoslavia demanded unity within all of its constituents. Composed of Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, […]

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Cuts to number of Navy ships produced in Marinette threatens hundreds of jobs USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) built in Marinette, WI and launched December 13, 2013.The House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (370-73, 18 not voting) on June 20, 2014 funding the construction of only one U.S. Navy littoral combat ship at Marinette Marine, rather than the two the shipyard was commissioned for back in 2010. This means that the bill cuts in half what the Navy […]

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7/13: 25th Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Potluck and Send Off Pastors for PeaceYou are invited to come and support our right to freely travel to Cuba and, to welcome and send off the Pastors for Peace Caravan, who are traveling to Cuba as an act of solidarity with the people of Cuba. This event is featuring U.S. Representative Gwen Moore & a video report by former members […]

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8/9: Lanterns for Peace & Peace Action Benefit Concert lanterns_front small cropPeace Action Wisconsin & Peace Education Project’s Annual Lanterns for Peace & Peace Action Benefit Concert Saturday, August 9, 2014 Pere Marquette Park Join the Facebook Event Here! Download the Lanterns for Peace Flyer by clicking here. Lanterns for Peace 2014 Media Advisory Peace Action is having its annual event ‘Lanterns for Peace’ commemorating the […]

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Federal funding increased for communities facing defense-related job loss logo_oea  On June 18, Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) introduced, and passed, an amendment [H.AMDT.879 (A013)] to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act [H.R.4870] to increase funding for the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) by $10 million dollars. Rep. Ellison outlined the importance of the OEA while introducing the amendment: [T]he purpose of this amendment is […]

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Wisconsin continues to shed manufacturing jobs, state lags region and nation in job growth 103068384_WISVOTER22G1-online  From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Measured from the end of December 2010 through December 2013 — the period coinciding with the first three years of Walker’s term — Wisconsin ranked 35th of the 50 states in private-sector job growth. During those three years, Wisconsin fell behind all its Midwestern peer states, which share similar […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Colombia Pursuing Peace in Colombia The United States is an extremely familiar actor in Latin America, from maintaining economic interests and resources in the region to propping up regimes that thwart the spread of communism. Recently, however, the United States has largely shifted focus away from the region to other areas of greater interest: the Middle […]

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Contact the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality fcc action bannerTell the FCC to Protect the First Amendment of the Internet: Net Neutrality Under a proposal currently being considered by the FCC, ISP’s would be allowed to charge companies for paid prioritization of their content. This would severely hinder innovation, small businesses, and start-up’s. Contact the FCC and tell them to reclassify the broadband as […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Sub-Saharan Africa Peace by Proxy in Sub-Saharan Africa? It seems not a day ceases to pass without a report of a new country or region that poses a threat to U.S. Security and the “American way of life.” The news of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the growing economic strength of markets and businesses in […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Syrian Civil War The Roots of the Syrian Civil War In March of 2011, Syria’s government, led by President Bashar al-Assad, faced a challenge to its authority when pro-democracy protests erupted throughout the country. The protesters demanded an end to the authoritarian practices of the Assad regime, a regime that has been in place since 1971, when Assad’s father Hafiz […]

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Tell Sen. Baldwin to Support Net Neutrality Encourage Sen. Baldwin to Sign Sen. Markey’s Letter Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, a strong supporter of Net Neutrality, has created a sign on letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging him to preserve a free internet and open Internet by reclassifying broadband. Please take a few minutes to call Sen. Baldwin and encourage her […]

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It’s Picnic Time! Title: It’s Picnic Time! Location: Washington Park Area #10 Description: Hosted by the Socialist Party of Wisconsin, this picnic is a great opportunity to share new ideas, have great conversations, and enjoy great food provided by the Wisconsin Injured Workers. Free to Come All are Welcome! For Questions Please Contact 414-332-0654 Start Time: Noon Date: […]

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Afghanistan July 28th, 2014 In the first round of elections in Afghanistan to replace President Hamid Karzai, nearly 7 million Afghans participated; candidate Abdullah Abdullah secured 45% of the vote. In the second round, however, Abdullah’s percentage of the vote stagnated at only 44%, while his opponent, Ashraf Ghani, experienced a 25% increase in support since […]

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Iran Nuclear Negotiations July 28th, 2014 This past week, Iran and six world powers—the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China—met to discuss future of Iran’s nuclear program and the Joint Plan and Action (JPA.) Nearly a year of secret meetings between the U.S. and Iran paved the way for the he JPA in November […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) The TPP is a secret trade agreement threatening: Workers’ Rights-Environment-Public Health-Internet Freedom-Financial Regulations-Food Safety-Public Services and OUR DEMOCRACY! This new international trade agreement is crafted by multinational corporations and is being negotiated in secret by the US Government and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. It would mandate numerous laws with devastating consequences for American jobs, civil […]

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Israel & Palestine: Peace and Justice in the Middle East On January 7, 2014 the Peace Action Wisconsin Steering Committee adopted the following resolutions Peace Action Wisconsin supports nonviolent actions targeted against the illegal occupation of the territories seized in the 1967 war, including boycotts, divestments and sanctions campaigns, for both educational and economic reasons. Peace Action Wisconsin calls on the U.S. administration and congress […]

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Map of Wisconsin’s dependence on military production map orange crop 4This map shows the large number of companies that have received contracts to produce for the Pentagon. Many of these communities are facing layoffs because of shifting Pentagon spending. We can’t continue to rely on military production to keep us employed. Demand our State Legislature do more assist these companies and communities transition to a […]

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6/28 Bea Blank Memorial Service 0004360690-01-1_20140325Bea Blank Memorial Service Saturday, June 28th, 10 a.m. Milwaukee Friends’ Meeting House 3224 N Gordon Pl. Beatrice Blank, a long-time peace activist in Milwaukee, passed away March 11th, 2014. She is survived by her husband Phillip Blank. The service will be held at the Friends’ Meeting House. Donations in her name to Peace Action […]

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Mobilizer Sources

Feb 26th, 2015 • Category: Blog
-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!

Feb 10th, 2015 • Category: Blog, Events, News
MM invite 2015 imgPlease 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, […]


Take Action: Protect working Americans! Oppose Obama’s ‘NAFTA on steroids’!

Jan 21st, 2015 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News, Take Action!
tpp-shipping-jobs-awayIn 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

Jan 19th, 2015 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
mlkvidMartin 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

Jan 12th, 2015 • Category: Blog
mlkimgMLK 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

Jan 12th, 2015 • Category: Blog
whitemanfinalChallenging 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

Jan 12th, 2015 • Category: Blog
coffeepeaceGet 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 […]


Announcement: Shop Peace Action WI’s New Online Store!

Dec 18th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
holidaystorePeace 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

Dec 10th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Uncategorized
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

Dec 8th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
obamaaumfIn 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

Dec 8th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
annual dinner img2Peace 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!

Dec 4th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
waterbump3smShop 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

Dec 1st, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
NEW-PA-LOGO-7Working 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 […]


The US is on the verge of expanding 4 WARS unless YOU act now!

Nov 25th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
obamaFridayStop the US from expanding 4 WARS! Major decisions are being made about the US military’s roles in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Be the voice of the American people and demand an end to the decades of war! 1) Oppose Obamas expansion of the US combat role in Afghanistan President Obama has just secretly […]


What better time than Veterans Day to stop another endless war?

Nov 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
5696748_G Take action! What better time than Veterans Day to stop another endless war? President Obama has announced that he’s doubling down on the new Iraq war and heading to Congress to pour billions more dollars into the US’ decade long debacle. Ten years, hundreds of billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of US military […]


National Spotlight on Need for Wisconsin to Reduce Dependence on Military Production

Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
pentagon-david-gleason-815x583It’s Time to Reduce Economic Dependence on Pentagon Spending By Miriam Pemberton and William Hartung, The Hill, October 20, 2014 Defense-dependent communities need to start diversifying their economies now, before shifts in Pentagon spending leave them with few viable alternatives. Continuing tensions in Ukraine, an expanding war in Iraq and Syria, and record stock prices […]


‘Peace Voter Election Guide 2014′ Now Available Online!

Oct 13th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
PVguidelogo2The ‘Peace Voter Election Guide 2014′ presented by the Peace Education Project is now available online! Click here to find out where the candidates stand on issues of peace and justice!


Defense dependence leads to 300 more lost jobs at Oshkosh Corp.

Oct 10th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
b99368170z.1_20141010050822_000_g2587bcg.1-1Oshkosh Corporation, producer of armored Humvees for the US military and the Fox Valley’s largest manufacturer, will be cutting another 250 to 300 jobs by December as a result of declining military demand following the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: “We continue to reshape our workforce […]


Everything you need to know to vote for peace on November 4th!

Oct 6th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
pv2014imgsm3Check out Peace Education Project’s Peace Voter campaign page to get all the information you need to have your voice heard this election. View your legislator’s voting record with our Peace Voter Legislator Scorecards, get up-to-date voter ID requirements and find out where, when and how to cast your vote. Click here to learn everything […]


Global Issues Fall Lecture Series at UWM

Oct 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
mapppPeace Action at UWM and Peace Action Wisconsin present Global Issues Fall Lecture Series at UWM 7pm – UWM Union Fireside Lounge (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.) Free & open to the public Click here to view the lecture series flyer Mon­day, Oct. 20 “Human Rights: A Vic­tim of Politics” – Prof. Robert Ash­more Pro­fes­sor Ash­more will […]


Peace Action Wisconsin Celebrates the Life of Jacob George

Sep 26th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
George Photo.jpgIt is with sadness and regret that we report Mr. Jacob George, beloved veteran and anti-war activist, has taken his life. Mr. Jacob George was a three-tour veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom between 2001-2004. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant. George was most well known for his A Ride Till The End tour, which […]


Peace Action WI Statement on 6 of 8 Wisconsin House Representatives Vote Against Arming Syrian Rebels

Sep 18th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
syriaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2014 Con­tact: Mitchell Sandquist, Co-Director mitch@peaceactionwi.org 414–964-5158 Daniel Pneuman, President djpneuman@gmail.com 518-947-8660 6 of 8 Wisconsin House Representatives Vote Against Arming Syrian Rebels Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation was among those most opposed to President Obama’s plan All but two members of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation voted today to oppose an amendment to […]


Take Action! House vote on upping weapons to Syrian rebels at 3pm today!

Sep 17th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
download Take action! Tell your Representatives: “Don’t throw more fuel on the fire! Vote NO on sending more weapons to Syrian rebels!” The House of Representatives will be voting this afternoon on increasing US training and equipment to the Syrian opposition. This would exacerbate the violence and the weapons are likely to fall into the hands […]


Peace Action Wisconsin Statement in Response to President Obama’s Plans for Military Escalation in Iraq & Syria

Sep 12th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
US-POLLITICS-OBAMA-ADDRESSPeace Action Wisconsin Statement in Response to President Obama’s Plans for Military Escalation in Iraq & Syria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2014 Contact: Mitchell Sandquist, Co-Director mitch@peaceactionwi.org 414-964-5158 Peace Action Wisconsin Statement in Response to President Obama’s Statement on Plans for Military Escalation in Iraq & Syria Milwaukee, WI – Peace Action Wisconsin released […]


Take Action! Tell your Legislators: “Don’t rush into endless war in Iraq & Syria”

Sep 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
obamaisisTake action! Tell your Legislators: “Don’t rush into endless war in Iraq & Syria” President Obama has announced an expanded military intervention into Iraq and Syria. While we, like all Americans, share in the outrage over the violence of ISIS militants, an open-ended escalation of US military force is not the answer. The US should […]


9/1: Laborfest MKE 2014

Aug 15th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
fist-wisconsin1LABORFEST MKE 2014 Labor day, September 1st 11 AM – Parade from the Zeidler Union Square to Summerfest Grounds Noon to 5 PM – Celebration at the Summerfest Grounds #LaborfestMKE – Join the Facebook event here! Celebrate rights we have earned by uniting to make jobs safer, better and fairer for everyone. Proudly made by Union Workers! […]


Media Advisory: Lanterns for Peace 2014

Aug 6th, 2014 • Category: Blog
updated pawi letterheadMEDIA ADVISORY FOR August 9th, 2014 For more information, contact: Mitchell Sandquist, 414-964-5158 Milwaukee ‘Lanterns for Peace’ Commemoration Event Members of Peace Action Wisconsin and the Peace Education Project, as well as other residents of the Milwaukee community, will come together on August 9th, 2014, for the ‘Lanterns for Peace’ event commemorating the dropping of […]


Peace Action Wisconsin statement on Israeli attack on Gaza

Aug 6th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Peace Action Wisconsin (PA WI) shares the horror of the world at the indiscriminate killing of some 1,500 innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza, plus nearly 10,000 wounded. We condemn violence against civilians by all sides, which is both illegal and immoral. We support efforts to secure a complete and lasting ceasefire. We support an immediate […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Ukraine

Jul 29th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Crisis in Ukraine The Seeds of Unrest Thirteen years after the declaration of Ukrainian independence in 1991, reports of widespread voting-fraud threatened the democratic future of the country. Viktor Yanukovych, the Prime Minister and presidential candidate, was accused of rigging the election in his favor. Widespread protest and civil disobedience engulfed the nation, as protesters […]


Take Action: Demand a Ceasefire and Suspension of U.S. Weapons and Military Aid to Israel

Jul 18th, 2014 • Category: Blog
Take action for peace in Palestine and Israel! Call Wisconsin Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson and demand a suspension of U.S. military aid to Israel. Tammy Baldwin: 414.297.4451 Ron Johnson: 414.276.7282   Peace Action has long worked for peace, disarmament and addressing the root causes of war and violence. As we know from experience, […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Iraq

Jul 10th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
ISIS in Iraq When the United States withdrew its troops from Iraq in December of 2011, most Americans hoped that this departure would end our military engagement in the country. The growth of the Islamic State (ISIS), however, has created even more instability within the already insecure country. This growth in the influence and power […]


Fmr Oshkosh Corp UAW pres cites work of Peace Action WI in call for transition from declining defense contracts

Jul 3rd, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
osh pic“This could be the beginning of engaging the entire community to plan for our future” – Joe Preisler, former president of UAW Local 578 Support the call for protecting Wisconsin jobs by assisting companies and communities transition from declining defense contracts: Sign our Wisconsin Job Security Petition here! The future of state’s workforce By Joe Preisler, Milwaukee Journal […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jul 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Demanding Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina   The Breakdown of Yugoslavia A simple motto reigned over Yugoslavia for decades: brotherhood and unity. Under the rule of Josip Broz Tito from 1945 until his death in 1980, Yugoslavia demanded unity within all of its constituents. Composed of Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, […]


Cuts to number of Navy ships produced in Marinette threatens hundreds of jobs

Jul 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) built in Marinette, WI and launched December 13, 2013.The House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (370-73, 18 not voting) on June 20, 2014 funding the construction of only one U.S. Navy littoral combat ship at Marinette Marine, rather than the two the shipyard was commissioned for back in 2010. This means that the bill cuts in half what the Navy […]


7/13: 25th Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Potluck and Send Off

Jul 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog
Pastors for PeaceYou are invited to come and support our right to freely travel to Cuba and, to welcome and send off the Pastors for Peace Caravan, who are traveling to Cuba as an act of solidarity with the people of Cuba. This event is featuring U.S. Representative Gwen Moore & a video report by former members […]


8/9: Lanterns for Peace & Peace Action Benefit Concert

Jul 1st, 2014 • Category: Blog
lanterns_front small cropPeace Action Wisconsin & Peace Education Project’s Annual Lanterns for Peace & Peace Action Benefit Concert Saturday, August 9, 2014 Pere Marquette Park Join the Facebook Event Here! Download the Lanterns for Peace Flyer by clicking here. Lanterns for Peace 2014 Media Advisory Peace Action is having its annual event ‘Lanterns for Peace’ commemorating the […]


Federal funding increased for communities facing defense-related job loss

Jun 27th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
logo_oea  On June 18, Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) introduced, and passed, an amendment [H.AMDT.879 (A013)] to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act [H.R.4870] to increase funding for the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) by $10 million dollars. Rep. Ellison outlined the importance of the OEA while introducing the amendment: [T]he purpose of this amendment is […]


Wisconsin continues to shed manufacturing jobs, state lags region and nation in job growth

Jun 27th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
103068384_WISVOTER22G1-online  From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Measured from the end of December 2010 through December 2013 — the period coinciding with the first three years of Walker’s term — Wisconsin ranked 35th of the 50 states in private-sector job growth. During those three years, Wisconsin fell behind all its Midwestern peer states, which share similar […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Colombia

Jun 25th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Pursuing Peace in Colombia The United States is an extremely familiar actor in Latin America, from maintaining economic interests and resources in the region to propping up regimes that thwart the spread of communism. Recently, however, the United States has largely shifted focus away from the region to other areas of greater interest: the Middle […]


Contact the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: Blog
fcc action bannerTell the FCC to Protect the First Amendment of the Internet: Net Neutrality Under a proposal currently being considered by the FCC, ISP’s would be allowed to charge companies for paid prioritization of their content. This would severely hinder innovation, small businesses, and start-up’s. Contact the FCC and tell them to reclassify the broadband as […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Sub-Saharan Africa

Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Peace by Proxy in Sub-Saharan Africa? It seems not a day ceases to pass without a report of a new country or region that poses a threat to U.S. Security and the “American way of life.” The news of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the growing economic strength of markets and businesses in […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Syrian Civil War

Jun 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
The Roots of the Syrian Civil War In March of 2011, Syria’s government, led by President Bashar al-Assad, faced a challenge to its authority when pro-democracy protests erupted throughout the country. The protesters demanded an end to the authoritarian practices of the Assad regime, a regime that has been in place since 1971, when Assad’s father Hafiz […]


Tell Sen. Baldwin to Support Net Neutrality

Jun 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog
Encourage Sen. Baldwin to Sign Sen. Markey’s Letter Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, a strong supporter of Net Neutrality, has created a sign on letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging him to preserve a free internet and open Internet by reclassifying broadband. Please take a few minutes to call Sen. Baldwin and encourage her […]


It’s Picnic Time!

Jun 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Uncategorized
Title: It’s Picnic Time! Location: Washington Park Area #10 Description: Hosted by the Socialist Party of Wisconsin, this picnic is a great opportunity to share new ideas, have great conversations, and enjoy great food provided by the Wisconsin Injured Workers. Free to Come All are Welcome! For Questions Please Contact 414-332-0654 Start Time: Noon Date: […]


Afghanistan

Jun 5th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
July 28th, 2014 In the first round of elections in Afghanistan to replace President Hamid Karzai, nearly 7 million Afghans participated; candidate Abdullah Abdullah secured 45% of the vote. In the second round, however, Abdullah’s percentage of the vote stagnated at only 44%, while his opponent, Ashraf Ghani, experienced a 25% increase in support since […]


Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Jun 5th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
July 28th, 2014 This past week, Iran and six world powers—the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China—met to discuss future of Iran’s nuclear program and the Joint Plan and Action (JPA.) Nearly a year of secret meetings between the U.S. and Iran paved the way for the he JPA in November […]


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Jun 5th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
The TPP is a secret trade agreement threatening: Workers’ Rights-Environment-Public Health-Internet Freedom-Financial Regulations-Food Safety-Public Services and OUR DEMOCRACY! This new international trade agreement is crafted by multinational corporations and is being negotiated in secret by the US Government and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. It would mandate numerous laws with devastating consequences for American jobs, civil […]


Israel & Palestine: Peace and Justice in the Middle East

Jun 5th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
On January 7, 2014 the Peace Action Wisconsin Steering Committee adopted the following resolutions Peace Action Wisconsin supports nonviolent actions targeted against the illegal occupation of the territories seized in the 1967 war, including boycotts, divestments and sanctions campaigns, for both educational and economic reasons. Peace Action Wisconsin calls on the U.S. administration and congress […]


Map of Wisconsin’s dependence on military production

Jun 4th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
map orange crop 4This map shows the large number of companies that have received contracts to produce for the Pentagon. Many of these communities are facing layoffs because of shifting Pentagon spending. We can’t continue to rely on military production to keep us employed. Demand our State Legislature do more assist these companies and communities transition to a […]


6/28 Bea Blank Memorial Service

Jun 4th, 2014 • Category: Blog
0004360690-01-1_20140325Bea Blank Memorial Service Saturday, June 28th, 10 a.m. Milwaukee Friends’ Meeting House 3224 N Gordon Pl. Beatrice Blank, a long-time peace activist in Milwaukee, passed away March 11th, 2014. She is survived by her husband Phillip Blank. The service will be held at the Friends’ Meeting House. Donations in her name to Peace Action […]