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 2020 Presidential Race Peace Voter Guide 

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PV Guide Draft Biden and Trump

If you aren't in the list below yet, click here to support the publication of the Presidential Guide above as a Signature Adto be published in newspapers in the key swing state of Pennsylvania.

Signers as of 9/22:

Ed Aguilar
Carol Allen
Joel Biggers
Alfred Cavallo
Sivaram Chelluri
Donna Chmara
Alma Concepcion
Tom Driver & Anne Barstow
Maurice G. Eldridge
Cordelia C. Everett
Amanda Falivene
Judy Foster
Charles Frederick Frantz
Irene Etkin Goldman
Carl & Carol Haag
Robert & Stephanie Harris
Art &  Mary Hull
Sandra Johnson
Bob Karp & Linda Oppenheim

Sean Kinnevy
Arthur Lowen
Ted & Louise McClure
Sarah Milburn
Richard Moody
The Rev. Robert Moore
Mark & Anne Pepper
Michael & Mary Pat Robertson
Yitzhak Sharon
Aurelle & Jim Sprout
Betty Stankevich
Sylvia Stengle
Robin Suydam
Sue Tillett
Mary Tulloss
Frank von Hippel
Laura Waddell
Daniel Weiss
Judith Weiss
Robert Wolfe

 

 


New Jersey Congressional District 2 Peace Voter Guide

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PV Guide Kennedy and Van Drew IMAGE


Click here for important information about voting in Pennsylvania. 

Updated 9/21 -- Philly is opening 17 early voting locations across the city.

Click here for the NJ website with links to register to vote online, and to track your mail-in ballot! 
Mail-in ballots in NJ will start to be sent out to all active voters on September 19. If you are not sure whether or not you are an "active" voter, you can check your status at this link. If you are "inactive," contact your county clerk's office ASAP.



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Or, use coupon below and mail to 40 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. Click here to download as PDF.

To date we have conducted over 100 Candidate Briefings and published Signature Ads featuring our Peace Voter Guides as half page ads in over 5 million newspapers in targeted races. Your support not only helps fund


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!

And click here to see Christine Conforti's response to the Candidate Questionnaire. 

Brigid Harrison Briefing March 2020 1

Brigid Harrison Briefing March 2020 2


The Peace Voter Campaign Model of the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA)
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I’m proud that in 1995 CFPA did the first Peace Voter Campaign in the nation and has been a pioneer ever since in what has now become a national model for effectively influencing elections for Peace and Gun Violence Prevention (GVP).

That first effort was a pilot project to see if such a campaign could have a significant impact. The targeted race was in a NJ State Legislative district in which a young lawyer, Reed Gusciora, was running against a former Deputy Police Chief of Trenton, Joe Constance, who was in favor of assault weapons. Mr. Constance was an NRA poster boy and was quoted as saying that in terms of access to guns, “the more bullets, the better.”

We created a Peace Voter Guide comparing the two on that issue and printed 10,000 copies. Under adult supervision CFPA’s Youth for Peace affiliate went door to door to distribute them in Trenton, the largest city in the district. CFPA volunteers also called 2,000 members of the Brady Campaign from the district pointing out the sharp contrast between the candidates and urging them to keep that in mind when deciding how to vote.

Even though Mr. Gusciora, the pro-GVP candidate was outspent $300,000 to $30,000, he won. It was a David and Goliath type of story. He came to us afterwards and said our efforts were critical to his victory.

In 1996, CFPA targeted our first US Congressional races. Through 2018, we have targeted about 50 close races in NJ, PA, and (in partnership with that state’s Peace Action) WI. The resulting Peace Voter Guides were based on Candidate Questionnaires signed by the candidate, as well as public positions taken. We have continued to publish hard copies of the Peace Voter Guides, as well as versions on our web site and in social media. We have emailed the Guides to our listserve, as have sister organizations, increasing the synergistic impact.

Another CFPA innovation has been to publish the Peace Voter Guide as signature ads in newspapers in the targeted districts. We solicit supporters to contribute a suggested amount of $25 per name, more or less accepted, and have raised as much as $14,000 per cycle. We run the paid half page ads shortly before Election Day, and they have now appeared in over 5 million copies of newspapers! Over 80% of the candidates shown to be significantly better on Peace and GVP issues have won!

A final CFPA innovation started in late 1999, when CFPA first offered 90-minute Candidate Briefings by CFPA experts and organizational representatives (including of faith groups) to major party candidates in the US Senate race in NJ, where the incumbent was retiring. We did the Briefings for 5 of the 6 major party candidates before the early June 2000 Primary. To date, CFPA has conducted over 100 Briefings, with a significant portion to Republican candidates!

Candidate Briefings give us a chance to start a strong relationship with candidates, many of whom have had no prior experience with the issues we work on. A good example was Jon Corzine, a business executive who had never held public office, and who ultimately won the race. Senator-elect Corzine then accepted our invitation to have another meeting before he took office, at which we went over our legislative priorities. He was very responsive, and subsequently wrote a bill on De-alerting Nuclear Weapons, one of our issues.

This model has been shared with peace groups across the country, and as far as I know, some or all of it has been used in California, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan, and Maine.

For further information contact me: The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action
Email (preferred): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Phone (609) 924-5022

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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