The Peace Alliance is committed to growing a movement of a million strong for peace. Together, we will create a critical mass necessary for peacebuilding to be our societal norm. We can make it happen!
We are a grassroots educational and advocacy organization focused on transforming how individuals, communities, and nations respond to conflict and violence. The prevention and intervention solutions we promote have proven effective in saving lives and dollars while enhancing cooperation skills and increasing social resilience.
During an extended 2017 Mother’s Day celebration, we advocated for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding (HR 1111) and other peacebuilding initiatives with legislators throughout the country with Mother’s Day “Peace wants a piece of the federal budget pie” meetings, letters and pie drop-offs with members of Congress and Senators in at least CA, GA, IL, MA, ME and OH.
The City of Oakland did a good thing on June 20, 2017. It created a Department of Violence Prevention (DVP), with a Chief of Violence Prevention reporting directly to the city administration and a mandate to work directly with victims of violent crime -- and those who are most likely to be future victims or perpetrators of violent crime – by pursuing a public health approach to dramatically reduce violent crime and end the cycle of trauma in impacted communities.
Make this Mother’s Day a call for our nation to prioritize peacebuilding by establishing a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding and by practicing peace in our personal lives, the community, schools, a more humane justice system and internationally.
Please call and write your Members of Congress and request they sign on to critical legislation ensuring that no president can unilaterally launch a nuclear war. HR 669/S200, the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017. As president of the United States, Donald Trump currently has supreme authority to preemptively launch a nuclear strike. NO president should have the exclusive power to end all life.
In the aftershock of the 2016 presidential election, the CA Democratic Party (CDP) held its pre-scheduled Executive Board (E-Board) meeting where Democratic Party officials and grassroots activists came together to assess who the Party is and wants to be. The CA Peace Alliance/ Campaign for a US Department of Peacebuilding (DoP/ HR 1111), together with the San Diego Kids for Peace, was there as voice for peace and peacebuilding, which were rarely mentioned in the 2016 elections.