Joe Biden
Commentary

How I Came Around

by Andrea Burns The day after Senator Sanders suspended his campaign in early April of this year, I unenrolled from the Democratic Party. Hurt, angry and demoralized, I was disgusted by the red-baiting by the media and the disrespectful way the Democratic Party treated Sanders […]

MAPA's Anne Burns canvassing for Bernie in New Hampshire
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A Day in the Life of Two Sanders Volunteers in New Hampshire

by Andrea Burns

My mom and I have been canvassing in New Hampshire most Saturdays since November for Senator Sanders. My brother owns a home in Hartand, Vermont, a 20-minute drive from the campaign office in West Lebanon. We usually go door-to-door or drive campaign volunteers without cars to canvass. On this particular Saturday, toward the end of the canvassing, we headed to the Wal-Mart in West Lebanon. The overwhelming majority of those we met said they liked Bernie and a few had personal stories about him. A dairy farmer and his sister from Randolph told me that once, during a bad snowstorm, Sanders had shoveled the snow from her friend’s driveway. […]

Steve Gallant, a member of Mass. Peace Action, testifies at State House hearing.
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Peace Bills Urged at State House Hearing

by Andrea Burns and Jonathan King This article appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter Massachusetts legislators and peace advocates spoke out forcefully at a State House hearing Sept. 24 about the urgent need for nuclear disarmament, curbing Pentagon spending, […]

Nika Elugardo
Commentary

Prepare to Testify for Peace!

As our nine peace and justice bills move through the Massachusetts Legislature, peace activists across the state should be prepared to advocate vigorously for their passage. These bills, developed by the Mass. Peace and Justice Network and sympathetic state legislators, represent an ambitious effort to […]

Ayanna Pressley for Congress
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Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress

Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for re-election in Massachusetts’ 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real […]