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                 Anne Arundel

Peace Action

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Your local chapter of the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization.

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Latest Action Alert:

For three years, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with U.S. support, have been waging a brutal, secretive war in Yemen. More than 8 million people are experiencing the threat of famine and cholera as a result of this conflict.  Last week, in one of the most interesting co-sponsorships I have ever seen, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), one of the most liberal senators, and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), one of the most conservative, introduced a resolution to cut off U.S. funding for this war. 

The vote may take place as early as this Thursday.  The vote may be close, and Sen. Ben Cardin is “on the fence”. 

1) Call our dedicated campaign line 1-833-STOP-WAR (786-7927) to connect to the congressional switchboard. Follow the prompts to reach Sen. Cardin’s office.

2) When connected, say:

Hello,

My name is _________ and I am a constituent of Senator Cardin calling from (city + state). I am calling to ask the Senator to support S.J.Res 54 to stop U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

 

 

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TWO OLD ACTION ITEMS ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS:

 

1)  Oppose McCain from including nuclear subsidies in the global warming bill.

Landmark global warming legislation is in danger of being hijacked by Senator John McCain. Senator McCain has made it known that he would support the "Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act" if specific nuclear subsidies were added.

 

Now his friend and supporter Sen. Joe Lieberman has done just that; he floated an amendment to the global warming bill that would take funds away from clean energy sources like wind and solar and earmark them for the nuclear power industry.

 

Tell your senator that enough is enough. We can't let global warming legislation be hijacked by Sen. John McCain and turned into a vehicle for subsidizing the nuclear power industry.

 

2)  Letter campaign to the DOE about new nuclear weapons

For the next 3 months they are required to review and respond to citizen comments regarding the $150 BILLION Complex Transformation with the capacity to build 125 new nuclear weapons per year for the next 25 years.  I believe this is the wrong direction for our country. 

 

 

If You Like the War In Iraq You’ll Love the War on Iran (click here)

 

 

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Educational and Outreach Programs -

The chapter sponsors a variety of educational programs and activities on peace issues, coordinates an annual statewide peace writing contest for Maryland middle school students, has a local cable television show, does tabling at community events, and awards an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award to a person whose career reflects Dr. King's ideals.

Lobbying -

The chapter uses a variety of techniques to influence public officials on issues of importance to the organization. These include e-mail and web-based alerts, personal meetings with elected officials and their aides, and bird-dogging officials at town meetings and other gatherings.

Electoral Work -

The chapter conducts voter education campaigns designed to inform the public about the stands of candidates on key peace issues. The chapter also recruits volunteers for candidates at all levels who have a pro-peace philosophy.

Local Direct Action -

The chapter sponsors media events to draw attention to its issues, uses radio and cable television advertisements, and has organized a rapid response network to counter hate group activities.

Institutional Development -

Chapter members were at the forefront of the initiation and establishment of a county conflict resolution center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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