WILPF US welcomes Lamia Sadek as our managing director, plans for Keep Space for Peace Week, and follows up on Japan’s peace movement, the Iran deal, and the campaign to halt a gas pipeline in the Northeast. See note below on the September board call and the 2016 board election.
Welcome to Lamia Sadek, WILPF US managing Director
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Lamia (Mia) Sadek for the position of managing director of WILPF US. Mia's international work, cross sector collaboration and nonprofit and private sector experience made her stand out among the many applicants. Read more >>
Keep Space for Peace Week — October 3-10!
Women (and men), stop wars from ravaging the earth and destroying life. Stop the United States from continuing as the world's leading aggressor nation. Join WILPF and Global Network in a week of action on keeping space for peace, not war. Read more >>
From Boston and Los Angeles to Hiroshima
Cathy and Alex Deppe of Los Angeles WILPF joined hands with Japanese peace activists during conferences commemorating the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and members of the Boston Branch brought a message of solidarity to the consulate in Boston. Read more >>
All We Ask is Give Peace a Chance
As of this writing enough Senators say they will vote in support of the Iran Deal to keep the US a part of this potentially momentous agreement. Some legislators are already under tremendous pressure to change their votes. Read more >>
Stopping the Kinder Morgan Pipeline
On behalf of Earth Democracy’s Global Warming/Sustainable Energy committee, Hattie Nestel and I call on WILPF members and branches in NY, MA and NH to join the campaigns to stop the hazardous and unnecessary Kinder Morgan pipeline before it is too late! Read more >>
Vermont Gathering Makes Connections
Some 20 WILPF members, from Philadelphia, Boston, Vermont and a few from farther afield gathered to hear reports on a range of political issues, all in the bucolic setting of Robin Lloyd’s family farm in Rochester, Vermont. Read more >>
Board Meeting and Election Update
All members are invited to join the board meeting on September 15, held by conference call. To receive the call in number, agenda, and reports, please contact the managing director no later than September 13, at Lamia Sadek.
Active members for two years or more are encouraged to run for one of the six board positions open in 2016. Watch for nomination updates. Full three-year terms: president, nominating committee chair, development committee chair and at-large member. Partial terms: treasurer (one year) and program chair (two years).
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The next meeting of the US Section Board will be September 15, 2015.