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Pentagon budget vote TODAY, Call your Rep now! pmoneyToday 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 […]

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Senate vote today on Fast Track! No blank check for bad trade deals! fasttrakYour 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 […]

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5/9: Community Garden Volunteer Day! green mg logoWe 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 […]

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On May 10th, celebrate Mother’s Day at PA-WI’s Annual Brunch! flowerPAWI’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 […]

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Peace is under attack! We need your support to defend diplomacy with Iran 130928065924-pkg-roth-iran-pres-rouhani-landmark-week-00005004-story-topThe 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 […]

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Stand up for Diplomacy with Iran! images33Don’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 […]

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4/15: Global Day of Action Against Military Spending GDAMS-2013-logo-smallGlobal 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 […]

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Thank Reps Moore & Pocan for voting against escalating conflict in Ukraine! ukrainearmsWI 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 […]

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Iran hawks have a plan, we need your support to implement ours! 130928065924-pkg-roth-iran-pres-rouhani-landmark-week-00005004-story-topThe 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 […]

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March Madness Celebration! Kick of our new campaigns with some cocktails marchmadness2You’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!

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Get involved in Peace Action WI’s new Community Garden Project! imagesPeace 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.  

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‘The Mobilizer': March 2015 issue now available online! Mobilizer March 2015 cover imgThe 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 […]

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Peace Action Wisconsin Urges Legislators to Support Diplomacy with Iran PAWI letterhead imagePeace 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 mitch@peaceactionwi.org 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 […]

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Take Action! Don’t let Congress sabotage peaceful solution with Iran netanbomWith 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 […]

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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! marchmadness2Please 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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4/18: Caffeine & Politics @ Peace Action caffeine and Politics 2 imgCaffeine & 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 […]

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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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5/10: Annual Mother’s Day Brunch mothersday2015imgPeace 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 […]

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Peace Voter 2014 pv2014imgPeace 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 ———————————————- […]

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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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Pentagon budget vote TODAY, Call your Rep now!

May 14th, 2015 • Category: Action Alerts, Blog, Campaigns, News
pmoneyToday 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!

May 12th, 2015 • Category: Action Alerts, Blog, News, Take Action!
fasttrakYour 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!

May 5th, 2015 • Category: Blog, News
green mg logoWe 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!

Apr 27th, 2015 • Category: Blog, News
flowerPAWI’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

Apr 14th, 2015 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
130928065924-pkg-roth-iran-pres-rouhani-landmark-week-00005004-story-topThe 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!

Apr 3rd, 2015 • Category: Action Alerts, Blog, Campaigns, News
images33Don’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

Apr 2nd, 2015 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
GDAMS-2013-logo-smallGlobal 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!

Mar 24th, 2015 • Category: Action Alerts, Blog, Campaigns, News
ukrainearmsWI 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!

Mar 23rd, 2015 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
130928065924-pkg-roth-iran-pres-rouhani-landmark-week-00005004-story-topThe 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

Mar 13th, 2015 • Category: Blog, News
marchmadness2You’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!

Mar 9th, 2015 • Category: Blog, News
imagesPeace 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!

Mar 5th, 2015 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
Mobilizer March 2015 cover imgThe 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

Mar 3rd, 2015 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
PAWI letterhead imagePeace 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 mitch@peaceactionwi.org 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

Mar 2nd, 2015 • Category: Action Alerts, Blog, Campaigns, News
netanbomWith 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 […]


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, News
marchmadness2Please 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

Feb 6th, 2015 • Category: Blog
caffeine and Politics 2 imgCaffeine & 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’!

Jan 21st, 2015 • Category: Action Alerts, 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 […]


5/10: Annual Mother’s Day Brunch

Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Blog
mothersday2015imgPeace 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

Dec 31st, 2014 • Category: Blog
pv2014imgPeace 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!

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: Action Alerts, 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, […]