In 2019 we have been voting, phoning, demonstrating, petitioning, lobbying, writing, tweeting, and risking arrest for peace. That’s why we’re called Massachusetts Peace Action. We are the leading political presence in Massachusetts pushing for Peace, Diplomacy and Nuclear Disarmament. This is only possible with your active participation and continuing financial support!
A strong peace movement is needed today more than ever. U.S. threats of war in Iran, Korea, and Venezuela, preparation for great power war with Russia and China, and continuing wars in Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Somalia, and Niger and more continue, accompanied by one-sided support for Israel and Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. has withdrawn from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty and the Iran nuclear deal, threatens to withdraw from the New START Treaty, and is upgrading our vast force of nuclear weapons. Military spending is rapidly increasing — $738 billion in the current fiscal year, or $989 billion if all related categoreis are included. Racism, anti-immigrant actions and rapid destruction of the climate are the order of the day.
Against this tide, and with increasing support from growing numbers of peace advocates, Peace Action has survived and grown. Our educational arm, Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund, has a 2019 fundraising goal of $140,200. With $67,777 that we raised up to August 31 and our successful Moving Mountains for Peace event on September 28, we have raised a total of $100,578 as of October 7. That still leaves $39,622 to raise in the last 12 weeks of the year to meet our goal. We would love to exceed that goal to enter 2020 strong!
All donations are tax-deductible. Please give generously!