Senate Debating USIP next week Last February the House voted to essentially eliminate USIP. Now the Senate takes on debate and we must help steer the course in a more positive direction. After you sign and share the petition, please call both your Senators' offices, reachable via the Congressional switchboard at: 1-202-224-3121. Sign here.
Peace Wants a Piece of the Pie 7th Annual Mother's Day National Action On Behalf of Mothers Everywhere May 6th, 2011 "Let [us] solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace." ~ Julia Ward Howe, 1800's (original advocate for Mother's Day) Dear Friends, [...]
Victory: USIP Funded! Dear Friends, It's official. The House and Senate voted to fund the United States Institute of Peace throughout the rest of this fiscal year and the president is expected to sign soon. Despite a February House vote to zero out funding for the USIP, the Institute's work will carry on. Thank you [...]
Save the United States Institute of Peace – House voted to cut all funding! Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/saveUSIP
Urgent Action: U.S. House votes to cut ALL FUNDING for U.S. Institute of Peace Message from The Peace Alliance: Dear Friends, On Thursday 17th February 2011, the new U.S. House voted to cut all funding for the United States Institute of Peace. All of it! To put it mildly, this is a stunning development that [...]
Peace Alliance: Sign the petition to ask Republicans and Democrats to sit together at the State of the Union Address
by Aaron Voldman, Executive Director, The Student Peace Alliance Dear Friends, On MLK Day we launched a petition for bi-partisan seating at the State of the Union Address (see below & here). Throughout the last week momentum has built in support of the idea. The Hill has been aflutter with talk of “dates” to the [...]
Call your Senator on 888-743-4385 and urge them to support the Youth PROMISE Act, bill number S. 435.
Youth PROMISE Action Day Two-minute action: Call your Senators Special video message from Joaquin Phoenix, Flea and Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Casey Affleck, Rep. Bobby Scott & Rep Judy Chu. Watch Now! Dear Friends, Join us today, the International Day of Peace, by taking a peace action that will have far reaching impact. There [...]
Dear Friends, Today is the International Day of Peace, with millions around the world celebrating the hope and possibility of living in peace! We have a truly fantastic program lined up for today with top leaders like Michael Bernard Beckwith (9:00 am), Nobel Laureate Betty Williams (noon), and an evening peace council with members of the 13 Indigenous [...]
by Aaron Voldman, The Peace Alliance A few weeks ago I asked everyone to vote for Kevin Sanchez, a young peacemaker, to keynote the Campus Progress National Conference about the Youth PROMISE Act. With all your help, we catapulted Kevin to the top three of a contest with 213,000 votes cast, and secured him as [...]
Early advocates of celebrating Mother's Day in the United States envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who had lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War. In 1870 - nearly 40 years before it became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 - social justice pioneer Julia Ward Howe issued her famous Mother's Day Proclamation, which called upon mothers of all nationalities to band together to promote the "amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace."
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead Dear Peace Friends, Thank you to all of you who voted to Establish a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding! For the 2nd year in a row, this idea was voted as [...]