Entries by Matthew

Petition! Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017

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.

Time to ‘See with Your Heart’: Election Post Mortem – CA DoP & Kids for Peace at State Democratic Party Meeting

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.

Juvenile Justice Reform Needs Our Support in Senate

ACT NOW before this Session of Congress Ends. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act (JJDPA) of 2015, S. 1169, is ready for a vote in the Senate. It is the core of nearly everything the federal government does in Juvenile Justice, but it’s past due for re-authorization.

Reaching Across the Aisle: Building Peace into the National Conversation

In our national dialogue, peacebuilding often gets lost in the cacophony of divisiveness and diversion. During the week of International Day of Peace (IDoP) (September 21st), supporters of legislation to create a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding (DoP or HR 1111), commemorated IDoP by building peace into our conversations at the offices of nearly 90 members of Congress, including at least 73 Democrats and 15 Republicans.