2020 Virtual Advocacy Days will be here soon! Don’t miss our “Peace In” segment on Sunday, September 20, with prominent nationally and internationally-known thought leaders, advocates and speakers. Speaker bios are here. The Speaker Forum and Advocacy Days full flyer is here. After a day (Noon – 6 ET/9-3 PT) of inspirational presentations and discussions, you’ll be ready for spreading “Peace Out” with your own and/or key targeted Members of Congress.
You can still reach out to your representative for a meeting next week or simply call them and ask them where they stand on H.R. 1111. See Action Sheets for Scheduling meetings here and to thank current co-sponsors (and ask them to sign on when the bill drops again in early 2021) here. Listen to Training Call #1 here (scheduling meetings with Members of Congress) and mark your calendar for training call #2 on 9/16 (5pm PT/8pm ET) – Zoom link here or download calendar invite with dial-in information here (conducting a meeting with your Member of Congress or their staff). 2020 Talking-Relevance Points are here. Also see Working with Congress.
If you are scheduling meetings with the possibility of using PA’s Zoom call Monday or Tuesday, note we have appointments set on Monday at 1:30 (OH Rep.) and 4:00 (TX Rep) Eastern time. Check with [email protected] for updates and send her your appointment times. There are several awaiting confirmation, so this may change daily or hourly this week.
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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.