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2019 Annual Meeting Breakouts

February 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

The following breakouts will be run during our Annual Meeting on March 9, from 3:15 to 4:35 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 Justice …

Re-Elect Jim McGovern and Katherine Clark!

October 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts Peace Action endorses Jim McGovern and Katherine Clark for re-election to Congress.   Rep. Jim McGovern (District 2 — Worcester, Northampton, Greenfield, Leominster) is one Peace Action’s most valuable allies in Congress, a tireless and effective legislative leader for a range of peace issues. He is …

Anti-boycott act undermines free speech rights

October 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

by Susan Nicholson and Sarah Wunsch.  Originally published in the Gloucester Daily Times Most people are unaware that a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to undermine our free speech rights by passing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, amended HR 1697. This …

We Endorse for State Legislature

October 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts Peace Action endorses these candidates for State Legislature in 2018.  You must register by October 17 to vote on Nov. 6!  You can Register to vote online or apply for an absentee ballot! Candidates for State Senate- Running Opposed Sue Chalifoux-Zephyr Sue Chalifoux-Zephyr (Worcester and Middlesex — …

Militarism and the 2018 Election

August 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered at “Music, Peace, and Hoppiness“, sponsored by MAPA Next Gen, August 19, 2018   Hi. My name is Brian Garvey and I just want to say a few words about the problem of militarism in this country and its connection to these elections …

Massachusetts Peace Action endorses these candidates for Congress in 2018.   Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Tahirah Amatul-Wadud (District 1 — Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Berkshires) is an African-American Muslim lawyer from Chicopee running against long-time incumbent Rep. Richard Neal.  She has a record of supporting civil and immigrant rights, criminal …

For the open House of Representatives seat in the 3d Congressional District, three candidates, Barbara L’Italien, Alexandra Chandler, and Jeff Ballinger, have submitted questionnaires seeking the support of Massachusetts Peace Action members in the race for the Democratic nomination.   The seat is being vacated by …

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