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October 6, 2016
 
Celebrate with branches as they mark anniversaries, honor women of peace, host International WILPF's president, and donate to keep WILPF strong; and join branch actions in standing in solidarity with their communities and other peace activists.
 
November Board of Directors Meeting
The next meeting of the WILPF US board of directors is Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8:30 pm (Eastern)/5:30 pm (Pacific). Meetings of the national board are open to all WILPF members; preregister to receive call-in information and agenda in advance of the meeting by writing to secretary@wilpfus.org. The board meets every other month, usually via teleconference.


WILPF US and its Earth Democracy and Advancing Human Rights national issue committees issued a statement of solidarity with those who oppose construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and branches take action.

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The 15th annual Vermont WILPF Gathering at Wing Farm, Rochester, VT, took place in late August, with some 22 WILPF women from Vermont, Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Iowa in attendance.


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Elections for board representatives are coming soon. Watch for the envelope with your ballot materials, and meet the candidates in a conference call. Members will be voting for three positions: Treasurer, Membership Development Chair, and At-Large.

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In a special celebration on Sunday, September 18, the Santa Barbara WILPF group honored longtime members Dorothy Holland, Deborah Winant, and Judith Evered.


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Before the COP 22 Climate Summit, November 7-18, join the worldwide call for women and girls to showcase their climate justice struggles and solutions by posting photos and statements or by organizing educational events, community projects, protests, and marches.

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. . . and building peace means ending war. We can't do either by ourselves as WILPF. We continue working in coalition with other peace movement leaders to do both.


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A large group of WILPF members and around 200 peace activists attended the World Beyond World conference in Washington, DC, that convened September 23-26, 2016.

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The Ann Arbor WILPF Branch had the pleasure of hosting International WILPF President Kozue Akibayashi for dinner before her guest lecture at the University of Michigan International Institute.


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Detroit, Santa Cruz, Des Moines, and Tucson help keep WILPF US strong; new branches join WILPF; members join in ONE WILPF calls to connect; share your stories; and buy WILPF a cup of coffee!


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The Protect Monterey County coalition's campaign for Measure Z, which will ban fracking and acidizing, phase out wastewater injection, and stop the drilling of new oil wells, is in full swing.


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