On Tuesday, March 13th, there was a stunning upset in a Congressional race near Pittsburgh. A district that Donald Trump won by 20% flipped to a Democrat! It shows that citizen activism in electoral work could create a wave of change in the US Congress!
In 1995, CFPA initiated the first Peace Voter Campaign in the nation. Since then, it has become a national model of effectiveness for maximizing peaceful impact on elections.
So far in 2018, CFPA has offered Candidate Briefings to 15 major party candidates in three target districts in NJ and PA. Two have been briefed (see photo above) and we are in the process of scheduling more.
See the response below of candidate Sean Thom to his briefing, posted on his Facebook page:
I met with the Coalition for Peace Action group to discuss foreign policy, nuclear disarmament, the human rights crises in Yemen and Syria, gun safety here at home, and much more. I am thankful to have this group of experts volunteer their time and experience to ensure that the next Representative for NJ CD-2 is prepared for the many problems that our world is facing.
We will follow up on these briefings by distributing our Peace Voter Candidate Questionnaire, and publishing a Peace Voter Guide comparing candidate positions for the Primaries.