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January 6, 2016

News this month of two tours designed to bring home the effects of military drones, and nuclear weapons, plus information to work for a real climate agreement. Branches reply to survey.
 
A special message:

All of WILPF US members send our thoughts and prayers to those of you and your families and friends who are in the midst of the devastating flooding along the Mississippi, particularly the hard-hit St. Louis area. Please let us know what we can do to help support you. If we want to send donations, where would we send the money and/or goods?  Send requests to
secretary@wilpfus.org

Mary Hanson Harrison, President WILPF US Section
 

WILPF members have been working hard to raise public awareness about the immorality and illegality of US combat drones.  The Drones Quilt Project is a collective art project which humanizes and memorializes the victims while educating the public.

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We launch the first of three tours January 20 with a focus on abolishing nuclear weapons and learning about WILPF branch projects and concerns. We start on the West Coast and are gathering invitations from Southeast and Midwest branches for spring tours.

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Reporters praised the Paris climate agreement as a "global turn from fossil fuels" and "major leap for mankind."  Oscar Reyes, Institute for Policy Studies, writes that "the main text of the agreement is long on rhetoric and short on action."

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Time is running out!  Nominations you make of other people for the WILPF US Board are due by Jan. 10 and complete application materials from candidates must be received by Jan. 24. 


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To be relevant, we must be visible. WILPF is visible when you speak and act! So, join us, beginning this March, in a conversation as we transform the suggested ideas from the October 2015 retreat in Des Moines, Iowa, into a draft document.

  
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A branch survey completed during summer and early fall of 2015 identified weaknesses and provided valuable suggestions for practical solutions.  It has been made available widely to participants in the survey, and leadership at various levels of WILPF.   

  
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Representatives from conflict zones around the world gathered in Bangalore, India, in November to share their stories and call for an end to violence. Odile Hugonot Haber of WILPF US participated along with members of Women in Black.
  
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The Greater Philadelphia Branch hosted a branch meeting November 15 to have an exchange with WILPF Board President Mary Hanson Harrison on local, national and international goals, and recount their activities during 2015.

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The Peninsula/Palo Alto Branch misses-Lois Salo, its longtime membership chair, who was best known as a coalition builder. She networked with peace and justice, environmental and homeless groups in bringing issues to city and county governments.

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The next WILPF Minigrant application deadline is February 1, 2016. We have three granting cycles, February 1, June 1 and October 1. Grants are made to branches and to issue committees for projects that serve WILPF's mission and vision by building our programs.

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Judy Adams' video celebrating the first Peninsula/Palo Branch members who were interviewed as part of a 10-year oral history project that interviewed 90 women about their peace work be viewed directly.

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