Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda

2019 Annual Meeting Breakouts

February 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

The following breakouts will be run during our Annual Meeting on March 9, from approximately 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The Green New Deal—how should the peace movement respond? Facilitators: Rosalie Anders and John MacDougall, co-conveners, MAPA Peace & Climate working group; Rosemary Kean,  convener, MAPA Racial …

Build Bridges, Not Bombs

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Build Bridges, Not Bombs RESOLVE ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION ON SHIFTING FUNDS FROM NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO TRANSPORTATION This resolutions forms a commission to study the impact on state finances if the US Congress cancelled the proposed $trillion dollar nuclear weapons upgrades, and instead invest the funds …

Change the State Flag and Seal

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Change the State Flag and Seal RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A SPECIAL COMMISSION RELATIVE TO THE SEAL AND MOTTO OF THE COMMONWEALTH This resolution will form a commission to redesign the state flag, seal, and motto, which currently depict the conquest of Massachusetts …

Divest from the Yemen War/Raytheon

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Divest from the Yemen War/Raytheon  AN ACT RELATIVE TO PENSION DIVESTMENT FROM COMPANIES SELLING WEAPONS TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA HD.1445 This act divests state pension funds from companies selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. Divest from the Yemen War fact sheet Read the Bill …

Nuclear Weapons Divestment

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nuclear Weapons Divestment AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DIVESTMENT OF STATE PENSION FUNDS FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS HD.1161 SD.1177 This act would divest state pension funds from corporations involved in the manufacture or maintenance of nuclear weapons. Nuclear Weapons Divest Fact Sheet Read the Bill Text #DivestNuclearWeapons …

The People’s Budget

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

The People’s Budget AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION TO REPORT ON THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET HD.294    SD.1307 This Act calls on Congress to pass a federal People’s Budget that creates millions of jobs, invests in infrastructure, moves towards single payer healthcare, makes college free, expands …

No First Use

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

No First Use RESOLVE TO PREVENT THE FIRST USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS BY THE UNITED STATES HD.2967     SD.1302 This Resolution calls on the US Congress to pass a law providing that the US will never use nuclear weapons first. Read the Bill Text This effort …

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