Jim McGovern

The Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda has been filed in the State Legislature, Congress has voted to end the Yemen war and is considering anti-nuclear bills, the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign is putting heat on the war profiteers, and Venezuela crisis committees have sprung up and are working …

Report on our Peace Voter Campaign

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Fall 2018 newsletter Can a politician be progressive without being pro-peace?  As the nationwide resistance to Trumpism challenges Republican control of Congress Nov. 6, Peace Action is insisting that peace is a critical part of the progressive agenda. …

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 …

As Wars Continue, Question Members of Congress

February 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

U.S. supported wars continue to ravage Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen. Question Members of Congress at the following events: Thursday, Feb. 23 – Sen. Ed Markey: Smith College, 6pm. Town Hall. Smith College, Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green Street, Northampton. In the U.S. Senate, I am …

Massachusetts Peace Action, the American Friends Service Committee, Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Peace and Social Concerns committee) and Merrimack Valley People for Peace welcome the news that Textron has decided to end production of cluster bombs. Textron sold the weapons to Saudi Arabia whose military …

Guntram Mueller, chair of Massachusetts Peace Action’s board of directors, presented the 2016 Peacebuilders Award to Rep. Jim McGovern on March 12 at our annual meeting.  He made the following remarks:  In a large bureaucracy like Congress where it is normal to allow endless war, …

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