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August 2, 2016

In this issue, focus is on defeating the TPP, election irregularities,
and fracking, and on looking ahead to the World Beyond War conference,
abolishing nuclear weapons, the International Monsanto Tribunal, and
WILPF US leadership opportunities.

  

The Flush TPP Campaign organized major protests at the DNC Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at the Democratic National Convention. We must now organize to be sure there's no lame duck session vote right after November 8.


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International President Kozue Akibayashi will address the September conference, "No War 2016: Real Security, Without Terrorism," which is being co-sponsored by WILPF US.

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Ellen Thomas and Carol Urner conclude their East Coast Nuclear Free Future Tour and plan for a Midwest tour, and the Disarm/End Wars Issue Committee looks ahead to the Chain Reaction 2016 campaign and the World Beyond War conference.

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It's time to plan events and actions around the International Monsanto Tribunal and People's Assembly taking place October 14-16, 2016, in The Hague.

 
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Do you want to take your WILPF membership to another level? We encourage you to run for any of the five board positions that will be open in January 2017. The deadline for applications is September 18.

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WILPF US now has an interactive map of our branches on the website, in addition to the alphabetical directory.



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On July 19, the Fresno Branch held its DVD premiere of "Crude Beyond Belief," a film about touring the fracking industry, made possible by a WILPF US minigrant.



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The Greater Philadelphia Branch honors peace activist Elisabeth Leonard and engages in actions and community outreach on Tax Day, Earth Day, and at the Democratic National Convention.


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The Monterey County Branch has worked for years to bring attention to the danger of using electronic voting machines.



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Pittsburgh members join the parade, work on a CEDAW ordinance, and look forward to events on eradicating racism and advocating for a nuclear-free future.



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