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June 2017

Fifth graders raise money for WILPF and peace; join in with your
donations to the Spring Appeal. Register for Congress now! Read about
efforts to close Guatanamo Naval Base. Sailing and touring the US to ban
nuclear weapons. Participate in the ONE WILPF CALL.  



Let's Come Together in Chicago and REIMAGINE the Future!


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Come to Congress in Chicago to Rise Up as Guardians of Future Generations to Reclaim an agenda for People and The Planet. There is a lot to decide about Earth Democracy's next steps, and I'd love to hear your voice-in person!

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The graduating fifth grade students of Trinity Elementary School in Menlo Park, CA, have awarded WILPF US their World Wide Peace Award, which consists of a letter, a medallion, and $100, which the students raise.

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WILPF members Cynthia Roberts, Nuri Ronaghy, and Alan Shorb attended the Fifth International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases in the town of Guantanamo, Cuba.

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Everyone IN, nobody OUT. The WILPF US Spring Appeal is in your mailbox. The capacity for WILPF members to stand TOGETHER across the US is inspiring. That kind of organizing takes coordination and resources. Please dig deep to invest in WILPF's future.

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The Golden Rule sails the California coast this year with a theme of "BAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS! No New Nukes! No First Strike!" Events are planned in Fort Bragg, Bodega Bay, Santa Rosa, and San Francisco, with opportunities to sail on the Golden Rule, weather permitting!

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On Thursday, June 8, 4 pm pacific/7 pm eastern, Sharon Tennison of the Center for Citizen Initiatives will speak about her latest trip to Russia. The delegation met with former Premier Gorbachev and peace activists promoting a NO FIRST (nuclear) STRIKE AGREEMENT between the US and Russia.

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Odile Hugonot Haber reports on traveling on the spring 2017 tour with Ellen Thomas and lobbying in Washington for nuclear weapons abolition and nuclear waste clean-up.

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The Pittsburgh Branch hosted Ellen Thomas and Odile Hugonot Haber on their Nuclear Fear Future speaking tour on May 18, remembered the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and delivered petitions in support of a nuclear disarmament bill.

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