There is currently a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a Department of Peacebuilding. This historic measure will augment our current problem-solving options, providing practical, nonviolent solutions to the problems of domestic and international conflict. The legislation will pass from bill to law under one condition: that a wave of citizen interest rise up from the American people and make itself heard in the halls of Congress. During the 20th Century, over 100 million people lost their lives to war — most of whom were non-combatants. Now, at the dawn of the 21st century, the extent and current speed of nuclear proliferation makes the achievement of non-violent alternatives to war the most urgent need of the human race.
The DoP Campaign’s annual initiative during Season for Nonviolence has begun. Starting January 15 and through April 4, please take a few minutes each week to call your Member of Congress and/or our SNV 20 (Members of Congress) for 2020. There are potential new and past co-sponsors on this list. “Congress is a reactive body.” (Former Congressman John Conyers) Let’s let Congress know how we want to be governed. See flyer here.