The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) will hold its Annual Membership Dinner and Gathering on Sunday, June 3, and will feature Jessica Lee as the keynote speaker. The event will take place at the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Scroll to the bottom of this page for registration link. 

This event is intended for current CFPA members, pledgers or donors. If your membership is not current, please click here to make your 2018 membership before registering for the dinner. Members of the groups CFPA will be honoring (see below) do not need to become a CFPA member in order to register for the dinner. 

Annual Membership Dinner

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sponsor Reception 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Meal 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Program 3:00-5:00 PM

Location: Mackay Campus Center,
Princeton Theological Seminary
(Click Here to view map - Mackay is letter M on the map)  

Keynote Speaker:

Jessica Lee is the Interim Executive Director at the Council of Korean Americans (CKA). Jessica works with the board of directors, membership, and staff to ensure that CKA is asserting a strong, clear voice for Korean Americans while helping them to engage in American society to achieve meaningful success. Jessica also leads research and analysis on leading issues of importance to Korean Americans and crafts strategic messages for policymakers, opinion leaders, the press, and society at large.

Prior to joining CKA, Jessica was a Resident Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, HI, where she published articles on security and economic relations in East Asia. She brings a decade of public and private sector experience in Washington, including as the director of a nonprofit organization specializing in women’s leadership training and development; a senior manager of The Asia Group, LLC, a strategy and capital advisory firm; and as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, first as a professional staff member handling the Asia portfolio for the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and as a senior legislative assistant for a member of Congress on the Ways and Means Committee.

Jessica received a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College and a A.M. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University. Jessica is a Truman Security Fellow, a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Trilateral Commission​, and a Google Next Gen Policy Leader​. Jessica has advanced proficiency in Korean and lives in northern Virginia with her husband and daughter.

Honorees:

Senator Cory Booker * currently sits on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He has been a leader in the U.S. Senate, supporting strong diplomacy and other peaceful approaches to conflict. In 2015, he supported the Iran Nuclear Deal, helping clear the way for its entry into force.

He has challenged U.S. arms sales to the authoritarian Saudi regime and opposed the Saudi-led war in Yemen. In a recent New York Times op-ed, Senator Booker asserted that U.S. military presence and action in Syria should abide by restraints in the U.S. Constitution and the War Powers Act. He has also cosponsored legislation to prevent a U.S. pre-emptive military strike on North Korea.

*Senator Booker will not be able to join us in person on June 3rd.
His award will be accepted by his Deputy State Director, Hanna Mori.

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CFPA’s Ceasefire NJ project has spearheaded a statewide coalition of groups that have worked closely together, including hosting monthly conference calls, on stronger gun violence prevention efforts. Three of our major partners will be honored:

Brady Campaign/Million Mom March has been a well-informed partner in our efforts, with long-time chapters throughout NJ, and a strong national office.

Moms Demand Action is a national group that emerged after the Newtown Shooting. They have chapters throughout the state and are a strong presence in Trenton, with most wearing their signature red t-shirts, each time the NJ legislature votes on bills strengthening gun safety.

Faith Action is the statewide legislative ministry of the Unitarian Universalist churches in NJ. They have had representatives participate in key meetings with legislative leaders, and have sent alerts to their network to generate letters and calls to elected representatives as crucial votes approach.

Members of the groups CFPA will be honoring do not need to become a CFPA member in order to register for the dinner.

Deadline to register for meal: May 24

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