Sometime this month all WILPF US members should receive a letter, a packet of information. containing a ballot and background information for an all-member vote on three important proposed Bylaws amendments: Direct Member-election of President, Creation of a Board Membership Development Committee and Committee Chair, and Creation of Staggered Elections for Board Members.
Share the following letter with your contacts and use in writing your own letters to the President, Congress and the press. Call the White House today 202-456-1111, TTY/TTD 202-456-6213 to urge restraint and diplomacy instead of threatening to bomb Iran.
In September we continue to move forward in our quest for a Nuclear Free Future, an end to wars and occupations, and dismantling the war economy. On Thursday, September 6, Jean Verthein will represent WILPF at an open UN General Assembly conference on ending all nuclear testing and proceeding to abolition.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an annual global campaign from November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women, through December 10, International Human Rights Day. The 2012 16 Days Campaign will continue with the global theme, "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!"
Award-winning author Cecile Pineda of Berkeley, California, recently released a new book, Devil's Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step, published by WingsPress of San Antonio, Texas. Her previous books have earned prestigious prizes.
August's Nuclear Free Future month opened with WILPF women across the country recommitting themselves to work for a Nuclear Free Future.
On September 22, WILPF and Earth Democracy joins the growing coalition in the Global Frackdown Day of Action calling for a global BAN on fracking. Join this growing and powerful people’s movement to ban fracking not just in the U.S., but world-wide. This is one big step toward environmental and climate justice that will help secure national and international peace and freedom now and for future generations.
The Corporations vs Democracy Working Group and the Food Democracy/Local Economy subcommittee of the Earth Democracy Committee have prepared an informational introduction to Monsanto Corporation’s ‘crimes’ against the environment, food security, human rights and democracy.
On September 22 - WILPF and Earth Democracy joins the growing coalition in the Global Drackdown Day of Action calling for a global BAN on fracking.
On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, WILPF, U.S. convened a Roundtable Discussion in conjunction with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman Russ Carnahan (MO-3) on implementation of the U.S. National Action on Women, Peace and Security.