We are now in the midst of our West Coast tour campaigning for abolition of nuclear weapons and an end to war. We are actively promoting HR 1976, the only bill in Congress calling for abolition of nuclear weapons.
The final list of WILPF US candidates includes a choice for the office of president/co-president and a single candidate for each of the other board openings. You can join a call to hear them respond to some key questions.
WILPF members have been working hard to raise public awareness about the immorality and illegality of US combat drones. The Drones Quilt Project is a collective art project which humanizes and memorializes the victims while educating the public.
We launch the first of three tours January 20 with a focus on abolishing nuclear weapons and learning about WILPF branch projects and concerns. We start on the West Coast and are gathering invitations from Southeast and Midwest branches for spring tours.
Reporters praised the Paris climate agreement as a “global turn from fossil fuels” and “major leap for mankind.” Oscar Reyes, Institute for Policy Studies, writes that “the main text of the agreement is long on rhetoric and short on action.”
Time is running out! Nominations you make of other people for the WILPF US Board are due by Jan. 10 and complete application materials from candidates must be received by Jan. 24.
To be relevant, we must be visible. WILPF is visible when you speak and act! So, join us, beginning this March, in a conversation as we transform the suggested ideas from the October 2015 retreat in Des Moines, Iowa, into a draft document.
WILPF women, defying the French ban on marches, joined the Nov. 29 Human Chain for Climate Justice, while over one-half million people, including Santa Cruz, CA, and St. Louis, MO, join the #GlobalClimateMarch.
This year is an unusually good time to run for the WILPF US board, so who among your WILPF contacts could advance WILPF US and discover the personal value of board work?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. We members of the WILPF Fresno’s Earth Democracy group learned first-hand, along with 29 others, what it means to be up close and personal to a field where fracking is and has been going on for years.