P.E.A.C.E. Links - Activists
Activists for Peace and Children
Beyond the 11th, www.beyondthe11th.org
Widows of men killed on 9/11 felt a growing kinship with the overwhelming number of widows in Afghanistan. They recognized the incredible generosity they received and the absolute scarcity of help for their counterparts in Afghanistan. In 2003, Patti and Susan founded Beyond the 11th to help provide financial and emotional support to these widows and their children and to give them hope for a better future.
Children’s Defense Fund, www.childrensdefense.org
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
IPPNW, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War: www.ippnw.org
IPPNW is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 63 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.
Moms Rising, www.momsrising.org
Bringing the voice of mothers (and fathers) to the fore in political campaigns and congressional debates. Moms Rising seeks to make family issues into national issues. Their e-mail action alerts inform about campaigns to meet children’s and parents needs.
National Immigration Justice Center, www.immigrantjustice.org
The NIJC provides immigration and legal services to low income immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Their direct- service experience informs reform-driven advocacy, impact legislation, and public education efforts to defend immigrant rights.
National Priorities Project, www.nationalpriorities.org
National Priorities Project (NPP) makes our complex federal budget transparent and accessible so people can exercise their right and responsibility to oversee and influence how their tax dollars are spent. In particular, the Project’s www.costofwar.com home page shows the constantly increasing costs of the US Military budgets, including the total costs since 2001, and of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Peace Action, www.peace-action.org
A grassroots network working pressuring Congress and the Administration through write-in campaigns, internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action. Peace Action works in coalition with other groups in devising strategies to move forward peace legislation.
Peaceful Tomorrows, www.peacefultomorrows.org
Created by family members of people who died on September 11, 2001 this advocacy organization is dedicated to finding alternatives to war as a response to their personal and national tragedies. They work to prevent terrorism by building bridges to suffering from the scourge of war, and providing a forum for open dialogue to move toward peaceful solutions.
Shelburne Farms, www.shelburnefarms.org
Shelburne Farms, on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont, is a non-profit working farm whose mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future. They offer learning experiences for children, teachers, families that inspire young people to make informed decisions to build a sustainable society in the 21st century, as well as collaborating with other groups working on environmental sustainability.
SPARK: Shore People Advancing Readiness for Knowledge, http://www.cbfieldstation.org/spark.html
SPARK promotes peace education as well as a general engagement in learning experiences by bringing diverse families with young children in Maryland’s Eastern Shore to places where they can learn from new but nearby natural settings. SPARK’s main objectives are to introduce children and their families to nature, to encourage good reading comprehension while introducing basic math and science concepts, and to foster positive learning interactions between parents and children. This is facilitated by Family Learning/Family Fun Days (FLFF), Activity Packets, and SPARK Kids Books
United for Peace and Justice, www.unitedforpeace.org
United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 800 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.
WILPF Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom, www.wilpf.org
Founded in 1915, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the oldest women's peace organization in the world. It is a non-profit non-governmental organization working "to bring together women of different political views and philosophical and religious backgrounds determined to study and make known the causes of war and work for a permanent peace" and to unite women worldwide who oppose oppression and exploitation. WILPF has National Sections in 37 countries.
Go to this site each month to find an action you can take in 20 minutes to help make a better world. The actions focus on diminishing our dependence on nuclear and other weaponry, redirecting our dollars from military to humane purposes, and cleaning-up our world and reducing global warming. All the information you need to act is on the home page.