WILPF will be sending out an email soon to all WILPF US members requesting that you help us update our records. This email will allow you to review the information that we have in our database and then give you the opportunity to update this information. This is particularly important for branch affiliation. In many cases we have members listed in the At-Large Branch, when in fact you should be in a branch that is near to your geographic location. The email that you will receive will explain this in greater detail. Please do open the email when it arrives and review the information.
Members experienced a new way to communicate regularly, share ideas and materials, plan strategies, and train, mentor, and empower one another. Preregister now for the second “ONE WILPF” call coming up on July 13.
Members of the N. Vermont/Burlington and Portland Branches are among those planning 2016 events to commemorate the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Do you want to take your WILPF membership to another level? Consider running for any of the five board positions that will be open in January 2017. We need enthusiastic, active members to serve on the board and help lead our organization.
The Greater Phoenix Branch reconceived Memorial Day 2016 as a day to celebrate those in the peace movement who have gone before us.
Now is the time to dig in and contribute to expand theCraigslist “Pop-Up Donation” Challenge! If just 100 of us give $100, we’ll reach our goal by Memorial Day, a fitting deadline for peace organizing.
In early January 2016, a small working group began meeting weekly to organize documents generated during the October 2015 Des Moines Program retreat, feedback from various committee chairs, branch representatives, and individuals into a cohesive, at least, useable draft document to present to the general membership.
WILPF branches around the country will join in Days of Action from April 15 to 18 as part of a worldwide protest against military expenditures. Weapons will not fix climate change; we need urgently to change our national priorities.
Robin Lloyd of Burlington VT will be a representative of WILPF International to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) April 18-20, bringing a special interest in women and the war on drugs.
A contingent of Native Americans from the Northern Great Plains and the Southwest United States traveled to Washington, DC, on Jan. 25-29, 2016, as “The Miners' Canaries” to warn the entire country about the peril from “home grown” radioactive pollution.