Join us in urging our President to make sure our formerly incarcerated community members have a fair shot – ask him to lead the way in reducing unfair barriers to employment for qualified people with arrest or conviction records by ‘Banning the Box’ on all federal job applications.
From the Desk of President Bob Baskin: Earlier this week, I was listening to Jon Stewart’s Daily Show with his guest U.S. Rep. John Lewis. It was on the eve of the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama and the 1965 Civil Rights March to Montgomery. Mr. Lewis was asked by Jon Stewart to explain his feelings on that terrible, but landmark day...
We are pleased to be joined on this month's Peace Action Call by Heart Phoenix and Jeffrey Wesiberg of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding (RPCP). RPCP takes a coordinated and strategic approach within a community as well as with local and state agencies in addressing violence. Join us for a dynamic conversation.
Read the news about what we've been up to. Including a victory this past week, as The Peace Alliance worked with Rep. Steve Cohen and other partners to help pass an amendment to HR 5, the Student Success Act, the primary Federal legislation affecting education. The amendment would allow Teacher Training and Development funds to be used to train key personnel on restorative justice and conflict resolution in schools!
Right now, Committees in the House and Senate are starting to draft the 2016 Budget, and acting now, at the early stage of the process, few things are decided and we have a much greater opportunity to influence the process. But that means that we have to act right now to make sure important Peacebuilding programs will be fully funded in 2016.
The 114th Congress has come into full session and it's that time again. Legislation calling for the establishment of a cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peacebuilding (HR 1111) was re-introduced Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13). Let’s show our support.
Five years ago Peace Alliance members of Sonoma County invited other non profit peacebuilding organizations to work on a joint project and the Season for Nonviolence Coalition was founded. They formed a coalition to promote the many programs and practices they offered which help to prevent violence in their community. Read their report!
Saturday, February 14th. We are pleased to be joined on this month's Peace Action Call by the honorable U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA). Rep. Scott is the lead sponsor of the Youth PROMISE Act and a leader and champion of juvenile justice reform and many other important issues.
Read our 2014 Annual Report, highlighting our accomplishments. It's thanks to so many of you, that we are able to achieve what we have been able to.
During his State of the Union Address, President Obama powerfully called for reform of our nation’s criminal justice system as an important priority over the coming years. Please join us today to help him jump start this effort. Sign our quick petition to Members of Congress urging them to support smart peacebuilding approaches in our communities around the nation.