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August, 2015

WILPF US hails the Iran nuclear deal, and members engage in creative efforts to bring home the disarmament message 70 years after the use of bombs against Japan. Activists tell their stories in Santa Cruz, and work for clean energy in North Carolina and affordable water in Michigan.

Iran nuclear dealWILPF US supports Iran nuclear deal
The US Section of WILPF wholeheartedly supports the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka the “Iran Nuclear Deal,” and strongly urges Congress to vote in favor of the resolution supporting it.


Nuclear abolition boatNuclear abolition boat sails again!
Raised from the sea and lovingly restored, the Golden Rule once again is sailing to bring a message of nuclear abolition. WILPF member Helen Jaccard is one of the four crew members on the boat that will be docking at ports along the West Coast. Read more >>


Celebrating Women, Power, and PeaceCelebrating Women, Peace and Power
Share the experience of Santa Cruz WILPF’s Jane Addams-inspired events via videos of women recounting tales of activism, a tour of artwork on display in the library, and a report from the International conference in The Hague. Read more >>


Hiroshima Nagasaki observances
70 Years of Nuclear Weapons – At What Cost? is the theme of a gathering at Lawrence Livermore Lab in California, while WILPF members lay flowers at a Japanese bell in Des Moines, Iowa, and a Disarm leader speaks in Portland, Oregon. Read more >>


Protecting Mother Earth
North Carolina’s Triangle Branch Water Committee is working on fracking, coal ash dumping, indigenous rights, voting rights, and specific legal actions in which WILPF was active in planning meetings that resulted in three North Carolina lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of procedures. Read more >>


Detroit to Flint water justice journeyDetroit to Flint water justice journey
Detroit WILPF Branch member Kim Redigan with her activist colleagues and sponsoring organizations planned the Detroit to Flint Water Justice Journey – a 70-mile walk July 3-10 calling for affordable, clean water for all statewide. Read more >>


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