Ongoing Yearly Initiatives:
- Season for Nonviolence
- Peace wants a Piece of the Pie – Mother’s Day Campaign
- Fall Advocacy Days (Via Zoom) – Sept 16-18, 2024
- Holidays 4 Peace
“Spread the word” resources
- Invite friends and family to join the Third Wednesday DoP Campaign Monthly Calls; see Flyer with call subjects/guests and recording links
- Social Media Toolkit
- Download Press Release to send to local press agencies
- Download this Press Release to share your story with the Department of Peacebuilding bill
First, you can…
Then you can…
Next you can…
Next you can…
Finally you can…
Schedule a virtual meeting with your member of congress. Email [email protected] to learn more.
And you can also …
Devote 5 minutes, as often as you like/can, to listen to a meditation designed to facilitate the manifestation of a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding, created as a gift from Tez and Tami from Pathways to Peace to us and to the world.
Thank you to Peace Alliance Department of Peacebuilding committee members Laura Brown and DJ Chandler for writing this beautiful article for Kosmos Journal about blessed community with a cause. Read Here
- Sustained goodwill creates friendship.
- Sustained friendship creates trust.
- Sustained trust creates empathy.
- Sustained empathy creates compassion.
- Sustained compassion creates peace.
What you can do TODAY:
- Help us add co-sponsors to the Department of Peacebuilding legislation by taking this ONE-CLICK action.
- Join our monthly Department of Peacebuilding Campaign calls on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5pm PT / 8pm ET. CLICK HERE to join the zoom call at the assigned time or call-in information is 1-929-436-2866 or 1-669-900-6833, meeting ID 464 735 321.
- Email [email protected] for more info and to receive monthly email updates and reminders the week before each call or for general inquiries about the campaign — better yet, let her know you’re ready to get to work for more peacebuilding and one of us will speak with you more.
- Participate in our initiatives and actions, including: 1) Season for Nonviolence; 2) Mother’s Day “Peace-Wants-A-Piece-of-the-Federal-Budget-Pie” meetings with members of Congress; 3) Annual Department of Peacebuilding Advocacy Days in Washington, DC; 4) Follow-up to Advocacy Days; and 5) Holidays 4 Peace.
- Help us gain additional organization and prominent individual endorsements of the Department of Peacebuilding legislation. Contact [email protected] for more information.
- Help us add to our list of city, county and tribal entity endorsers of the Department of Peacebuilding and connect on other city-related peacebuilding efforts. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Take Action! Tell Congress to get behind H.R. 1111, legislation to establish a U.S. Dept. of Peacebuilding. If you call, email or otherwise contact your representative in support of a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding, please record your action!
Donate to The Peace Alliance in support of Department of Peacebuilding Campaign efforts here.
Thank you to all who participated in Connecting with Congress. We have additional co-sponsors as a direct result of
an Advocacy Days Zoom meeting.
- Dept. of Peacebuilding Overview
- AMPLIFY DoP- Summer 2023 – Call Congress List
- Key Highlights
- DoP: Part of America’s DNA
- What To Say To Congress – Why Support DOP?
- NVC training: Speaking Truth with Care for effective/connecting meetings recording here
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Read the Full Dept. of Peacebuilding Bill
- Link to Current Co-Sponsors of H.R. 1111
- Talking Points
- AMPLIFY DoP – Fall 2023 – Call Congress List
- City Council Endorsements
- Individual & Organizational Endorsements
- Endorsement Form- if you or your org wants to endorse
- Printable Postcards for Congress
- Why a Dept. of Peacebuilding Matters Case Statement
- Is Peace a Human Right?
- Send this Pie to Congress
- Peace Alliance Podcast
- Watch the Peacebuilder Series
- DOP 2022 Report
The Peace Alliance has championed efforts to support the adoption of legislation to establish a cabinet-level US Department of Peacebuilding in our federal government.
Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2023 was INTRODUCED by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) on February 21, 2023!
Systemic racism is a significant driver of violence and a key obstacle to peace in the United States.
– Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2023
This historic and transformative legislation calls for a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding to make peace a much-needed national and ongoing focus. It addresses the interconnection of all life and the intersectionality of peace, justice, equality, planetary survival and other aspects of life.
DoP 2023 is about creating a nonviolent and Beloved Community.
To learn more about this legislation, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Other One-Step Legislative Action Opportunities – See the Legislative Priorities Page
Other Two-Step Legislative Action Opportunities
Take a two-step action to call and write your member of Congress.
Call the DC office of your Congressperson, ask for the email address of the Legislative Director.
- Find your Representative
- Call that Representative- Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121
There is 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 rises up from the American people and makes 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, in the 21st century, the extent and current speed of nuclear proliferation makes the achievement of nonviolent alternatives to war the most urgent need of the human race.
Watch Dot Maver’s speech to congress for a Department of Peacebuilding and
Support for the Department of Peacebuilding Bill H.R. 1111 below
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work for it.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt.
Archived Event Links
The United Nations Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, offered in Segment #3, is here.