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February 5, 2016

Striding into February WILPF members demonstrate the path to a more just and peaceful future. Join in the Cities for CEDAW campaign to assure women's rights. Celebrate World Water Day and Earth Day.  WILPF board candidates will answer questions Feb. 20. Open a recent eAlert to weigh in on the Trans Pacific Pact -- still needing to be ratified or rejected by Congress.
 
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The NGO Committee on the Status of Women and others officially started Cities for CEDAW campaign in 2013. The US is one of few countries not to ratify CEDAW - the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

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The idea for the MLK, Jr Walk, over the January 16-18 weekend, to oppose the Kinder Morgan pipeline was a sudden inspiration, when a lightbulb went off in my head  on a short walk in mid-December opposing the same pipeline.

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The interconnectedness of water with resource conflicts and war is becoming better understood among activists, but we need to keep raising this in our communities. WILPF has new tools to help.


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We are now in the midst of our West Coast tour campaigning for abolition of nuclear weapons and an end to war. We are actively promoting HR 1976, the only bill in Congress calling for abolition of nuclear weapons.


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The final list of WILPF US candidates includes a choice for the office of president/co-president and a single candidate for each of the other board openings. You can join a call to hear them respond to some key questions.

  
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WILPF branches will have the opportunity to sponsor a visit by Luisa Campos Gallardo, director of the National Literacy Museum in Havana, in April/May 2016 and possibly June, depending on interest.

  
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With the public and retailers focused on planting season, now's the perfect time to begin using the Human Right To Health & Safe Food Campaign's excellent resources and organizing tools.


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