MANAGING BOARDS (see “Organizational Information” for more information)
Steering Committee: The Steering Committee is the managing board of directors for Peace Action Wisconsin, Inc.
PEP Board: The PEP Board is the managing board of directors for Peace Education Project of Peace Action Wisconsin, Inc.
ISSUE COMMITTEES (Shared by both Peace Action and Peace Education Project)
End the Wars Committee: This is one of Peace Action’s primary issue committees. This committee helps develop and enact Peace Action Wisconsin’s program calling for an end to the US wars and interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Libya, and also preventing possible wars on Iran, Syria or other countries. This body focuses on building our local ‘Move the Money’ Campaign. Finally, the End the Wars committee also acts as Peace Action’s contingent in the Milwaukee Coalition for a Just Peace, a coalition developed in response to the 9/11 attacks to call for justice not vengeance.
Currently, End the Wars meets at 6:30PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Peace Action Center.
Check out our End the Wars campaign
Truth In Recruitment: This committee focuses on addressing the misleading promises of military recruiters, alternatives to the military, the possibility of a Draft, and how to declare oneself a Conscientious Objector to war. They are currently planning an education drive aimed at the local high schools to counter military recruitment.
Check out our Truth in Recruitment campaign
School of the Americas Watch: Part of the national movement to close the US Army training school for Latin American soldiers. The local group organizes each year a large group to go down to Ft. Benning, Georgia to demonstrate in front of the military base that contains the School of the Americas.
Join Peace Action at the 2013 School of the Americas Vigil
ORGANIZATION COMMITTEES (Shared by both Peace Action and Peace Education Project)
Finance: The Finance Committee is in charge of reviewing the financial statements each month and reporting summaries and possible areas of concern with regards to the budget to the Steering Committee. The Finance Committee is also charged with the management of financial assets and developing a budget for both Peace Action and Peace Education Project.
Fundraising: The Fundraising Committee focuses on organizing fundraising events, major donor drives, and researching grant opportunities for general operations and for specific projects.
Membership: The Membership Committee works to increase our membership and retain current members. The committee also organizes roundtable events to engage members in the current issues. The membership committee meets Monday evenings at the Peace Action office to retain members and recruit new ones.
Personnel: The Personnel Committee is dedicated to supporting the paid staff at Peace Action and being the liason with any disputes between the staff and the managing boards. The committee is also responsible for hiring new staff when necessary. This committee operates as needed.