On Thursday, July 13, a delegation from the Coalition for Peace Action traveled to Washington, D.C. to Lobby for peace issues. This group met with the staffs of Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Bob Menenedez (D-NJ), Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ). In addition, the group met Sen. Casey and Reps. Smith, LoBiondo, and Watson-Coleman themselves. We also bumped into Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) who we stopped to ask for directions!

The topics discussed included the Markey-Lieu (Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons) Bill (S.1235/H.R. 2668), the Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act, preservation of the Iran Nuclear Agreement, the National Defense Authorization Act, concerns over Saudi Arabian arms sales and the wars in Syria and Yemen, and opposition to the Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Act (S.466/H.R. 38).

The delegation received many positive responses and provided a wealth of knowledge during each meeting. It was a successful day! Click here for short reports from several of the attendees.

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CFPA PA Director Ed Aguilar (right) shakes hands with Sen. Bob Casey (PA).

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The delegation meets with Congresssional staffers.

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CFPA Board member Kip Cherry (right) meets Rep. Chris Smith (NJ).

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CFPA Members meet with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ).

On Thursday, June 29, Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore gave a talk on "Peace is Patriotic" at Stonebridge Assisted Living (Skillman, NJ). Bob spoke about making the USA a more peaceful and democratic country, and how we can be patriotic peacemakers. Approximately 30 people attended the talk and the question and answer session that followed. 

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On Saturday, July 17, the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) rode the Peace Train to the Women's March to Ban the Bomb in New York City. CFPA held a rally at Trenton Transit Center before boarding the train. Approximately 25 CFPA members travelled on the train to the 200 person March from Bryant Park to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, near the United Nations. The Women's March to Ban the Bomb was held in conjunction with the UN negotiations for a legally binding treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Click here to see the Facebook album or click here to see a video of the march.

Photos courtesy of John Lien.

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CFPA holds a pre-boarding rally at Trenton Transit Center.

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A peace train rider shows off his sign!

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The Women's March to Ban the Bomb begins at Byrant Park. 

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CFPA's banner is marched down the streets of New York City.

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The Coaltion for Peace Action (CFPA) 37th Annual Memebership Dinner was attended by approximately 150 on Sunday, June 4, at the Princeton Theological Seminary. This event featured keynote speaker Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, and honored Senator Loretta Weinberg, Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, and Muslims4Peace. Please see pictures below, and click here to visit our Facebook album.

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CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore chats with several Sponsor Reception attendees.

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Rev. Bob Moore addresses dinner and program attendees.

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Senator Kip Batheman (on right) receives award.

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Senator Loretta Weinberg (second from right) receives award.

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Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera receives award. Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (on right) presented award.

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Leaders of Muslims for Peace receive award.

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Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson gives keynote address.

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An attendee asks Colonel Wilkerson a question during Q & A.

Click here to see video of Keynote Speaker, Colonel Wilkerson's talk entitled The U.S. and The New World Disorder

Click here to see video of the Honorees' Presentations

Click here to see video of Executive Director Rev. Robert Moore's Membership Dinner Remarks

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