WILPF US e-newsletter. A monthly publication of the US Section of the
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.