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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in DC Advocacy Days September 22-25, 2019, by joining us in DC or making phone calls; a few offices mentioned having received calls prior to our arrival! We heard of three more co-sponsors coming on during our time there and look forward to seeing their names on the co-sponsor list shortly. Check Movers & Shakers for an article coming soon.