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The Coalition for Peace Action co-sponsored a vigil in Cranbury, NJ on 6/15/2020 to honor George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. There were over 250 in attendance! The vigil was initiated by Isabel Sethi, 17, a junior at Princeton High School, and also co-sponsored by the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice. 

Donations were collected at the vigil, with all proceeds going to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

cranbury bob vigil floydCFPA's Executive Director, the Rev. Bob Moore, speaks to the crowd. 
(Photos: Alexander Lewis, MyCentralJersey)

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CFPA's annual member gathering, usually a sit-down dinner, took place online this year. It was a two-part event, where we heard from Noam Chomsky and Michael Klare. We also honored two regional peacemakers! See videos below. 

Due to technical issues, we were not able to record Noam Chomsky's remarks in their entirety. There is a partial video below; and click here to read a transcript of his remarks, written up by Marta Steele. 

George Floyd Protest Credit Nora Peachin Planet Princeton(Photo Credit: Nora Peachin, Planet Princeton)

June 2, 2020 -- Thousands of people turned out to Princeton to protest racism and police brutality, following the wake of police in Minneapolis murdering George Floyd. The Coalition for Peace Action co-sponsored the protest, along with Choose, a non-profit created by two Princeton High School alumni to promote racial literacy, and Not In Our Town Princeton. As a pro-peace organization, CFPA recognizes the need to confront the everyday racist violence on our own soil and will continue to work in coalition with other groups in the pursuit of racial justice.

Click here to see more photos in Planet Princeton. 

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sei staff kartha sivanomichael photo mdFor the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (4/22/2020), CFPA led two separate video-conferencing events. We hosted a conversation with Dr. Michael Oppenheimer (photo right) and Dr. Sivan Kartha (photo left), two climate change experts, co-sponsored by the Central Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club. Our Pennsylvania chapter co-sponsored a panel discussion with local leaders and organizers, entitled "No Warming, No Waste, No Wars!" (photo of panelists below). They had a combined total of over 250 participants, tuning in from a variety of streaming platforms. 

Click here to watch the recording of our event with Dr. Oppenheimer and Dr. Kartha.

Click here to watch the panel discussion, "No Warming, No Waste, No Wars!" 

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Candidate Briefings and Questionnaire Responses:

As part of our Peace Voter campaign, CFPA organizes a delegation of its leaders and issue experts to educate candidates on gun violence prevention; Diplomacy, Not War with Iran and North Korea; nuclear "modernization;" the Nuclear Ban Treaty; a Peace Economy; No Wars, No Warming; drone warfare; and paper ballot voting

On March 9, 2020, CFPA's delegation briefed Congressional candidate Brigid Harrison (D) of District 2 (currently held by Rep. Jeff Van Drew). See pictures below. 

A Briefing by the same team of experts and organizational leaders was held via conference call on March 16 with Amy Kennedy, the other top candidate (both women!) in the District 2 Democratic Primary race for who will face incumbent (recently switched to Republican) Rep. Jeff Van Drew in the November Election.

These two candidates also responded to our Peace Voter Candidate Questionnaire (sent to all candidates). Click here to see Brigid Harrison's response, and click here to see Amy Kennedy's response. 

For District 4 (currently held by Rep. Chris Smith), CFPA briefed candidate Christine Conforti (D) via Zoom (video-conference). Click here to view a recording of the briefing!

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The Rev. Bob Moore, CFPA's Executive Director, and Ed Aguilar, CFPA's Pennsylvania Director, spoke at a meeting of the Philadelphia Ethical Society on Sunday, March 8. Rev. Moore's talk was entitled, "From Nuclear Madness to a Green Peace Economy." About 70 people attended. Click here to see a video!

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Exectutive Director Rev. Bob Moore participated in a J Street delegation with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, bringing up bills that would prevent Trump from engaging in unauthorized military action with Iran and repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

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Nearly 300 peacemakers joined together in Princeton on January 11, 2020, to stand up against the President's recent escalation of conflict with Iran. 

Click here for photo album on Facebook

Click here to see videos of the speakers on YouTube. 

Speakers and musicians included:

- Irene Goldman, CFPA Board Chair
- Sadaf Jaffer, Mayor of Montgomery Township
- Music from Sharleen Leahey
- Salim Lone, former high level UN official
- Dr. Zia Mian, physicist and co-director of Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security
- Ali Mirza, former Nassau County Democratic Party Vice-Chair
- Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, Pastor, Witherspoon Presbyterian Church, Princeton
- Richard Moody, former fighter pilot
- Rev. Bob Moore, Executive Director of CFPA
- Robt Seda-Schreiber, Chief Activist of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
- New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker

Our Mission

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is a grassroots citizens' organization bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds, professions and political persuasions around three goals: global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.

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