Massachusetts Peace Action does much of its work through several working groups.

Working groups are volunteer-driven.  They typically meet monthly; all are currently meeting by Zoom.

If you would like to attend a working group meeting or talk to someone about how you can get involved, you can send an email to with the issue/working group title as the subject line. We will ask the leader of the relevant working group get in touch with you.

If your issue is not listed here, start a new group — we’ll help!

Working groups (Updated September 2023)

Nuclear Disarmament

Third Sunday, 5pm.

  • Chair: Susan Mirsky
  • Vice-Chair: Jonathan King


  • Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) – Kathleen Hamill and Lynne Hall.
  • No First Use – Steve Gallant
  • Public Engagement and Movement Building, Kathie Malley-Morrison
  • TEN10 Subcommittee, Peter Metz and Ira Helfand


Middle East 

Addresses US wars, interventions, sanctions including Iran, Iraq and Syria, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and Afghanistan

  • Paul Shannon


Raytheon Antiwar Campaign

A coalition which focuses on Yemen and Raytheon’s role in perpetuating that war.

  • Paul Shannon
  • Brian Garvey


Monthly meetings, sometimes on the second Tuesday, 6pm.

  • Jeff Klein
  • Susan Nicholson


Latin America / Caribbean

First Monday, 5:15 pm.

  • Derek Sexton
  • Brian Garvey


  • Cuba, Merri Ansara


Fund Healthcare, Not Warfare

Second Tuesday, 11am.

  • Jonathan King, chair
  • Catherine DeLorey, co-chair


Peace and Climate

Second Wednesday, 7pm.

  • John MacDougall, convenor
  • John MacDougall, co-convenor
  • Kate Cloud, co-convenor


Racial Justice/Indigenous Solidarity

Currently meeting three times a month.


  • Racial justice – Claire Gosselin & Rosemary Kean
  • Indigenous solidarity – Craig Simpson & Bruce Taub


No Cold War

Co-Chairs: Paul Shannon and Marty Schotz



New England Korea Peace Campaign

A coalition in which MAPA participates, it meets the first Monday at 5:30 pm.

  • Keumjoo Armstrong
  • Seung Hee Jeon


Organizational Support

Legislative/ Political:

Third Thursday, 5pm.  Composed of representatives of each of Massachusetts’ nine Congressional districts; others welcome.

  • Cole Harrison
  • Bonnie Gorman
  • Alec Neilly
  • Glen Cote
  • Brian Garvey

Communications: Ting Huang

Fundraising: Hayat Imam and Brian Garvey

Music: Eva Moseley

Newsletter: Jackie King and Ting Huang

Board of Directors Elected by the members at each annual meeting.  Co-chairs:

  • Jonathan King
  • Rosemary Kean

Executive Committee:  Elected by the Board.  Second and fourth Tuesdays, 5pm.

  • Chair: Cole Harrison