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On February 14, the Coalition for Peace Action co-sponsored an event "Peace in the Three Abrahamic Traditions" at St. Ann's Church in Lawrenceville, NJ. Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths discussed the meaning and importance of peace. CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore presented on behalf of the Christian faith. For more information click here to read an article in the Trenton Monitor.

On Saturday, March 18 members of the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) attended Mercer Greenfest (formerly the Living Local Expo) at Rider University. This event focused on sustainable living, and CFPA volunteers provided attendees with information on our No Wars, No Warming campaign. They also administered our "Penny Poll" (see below).

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CFPA volunteers administered our "Penny Poll" where people used pennies to express how they would like their tax dollars to be spent. Participants then were given information on how their tax dollars are actually spent.

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Here were the results of the penny poll:

Environment: 365 pennies
Education: 343 pennies
Health Care: 280 pennies
Housing: 158 pennies
Military: 112 pennies

Special thanks to our volunteers Ram, Marc, and Julia for organizing and managing CFPA's table!

On Thursday, March 16 the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) briefed NJ Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D) who is running for the Democratic ticket in the upcoming NJ Governor's race. Assemblyman Wisniewski (center left in the picture below) was briefed by CFPA leaders and experts on the issues of verified voting, gun violence, and climate change.

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On Thursday March 9, the Saint Joseph's University Student Chapter of CFPA hosted an event featuring "Philadelphia's Founding Mother of Sustainability," Judy Wicks. Judy discussed her path to developing and improving fair and sustainable business practices. Over 50 SJU students were in attendance as well as SJU faulty and community members. CFPA SJU was thrilled with the outcome of our first event, and we are looking forward to many more in the future.

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The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) has begun briefing candidates for the NJ Governor's race. On March 3rd, NJ State Senator Ray Lesniak (D) (3rd from the left in below photo) was briefed by CFPA leaders and experts on the issues of verified voting, gun violence, and climate change.

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On Sunday March 5, the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-sponsored Muslims for Peace's Annual Conference at Rutgers University. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Al Jazeera's Mehdi Hasan were amoung the speakers. CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore was honored at the event, which included an audience of over 500 people

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CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore met with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

Thank you to volunteer photographer Anna Savoia for pictures from the event!

On Tuesday, February 21st about 150 Philadelphia-area residents took part in a rally, joined in by the Pennsylvania branch of the Coalition for Peace Action, members of PSR (Physicians for Social Responsiblity) Philadelphia, and many others, part of an ongoing demand for Senator Pat Toomey to meet with us at a town hall. Sen. Toomey's last Philadelphia town hall was two years ago, in 2014.

The group rallied with intersectional demands, including the stopping of "loose nukes" (by halting nuclear weapons escalation and supporting SB 200, a bill to prevent a President from unilaterally ordering a nuclear strike without Congressional approval).

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On Monday, February 6 the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-sponsored a Rally Against Islamophobia and Bigotry with the United Mercer Interfaith Organization (UMIO). The rally was held on the steps of Trenton City Hall and included leaders from Hispanic, faith, and civil rights communities. Mayor Eric Jackson and CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore were among the speakers. Approximately 250 people attended, and the event recevied front page coverage in local newspapers (click here to see recent coverage). 

Click here to see video clip of Feb. 6 Trenton Unity Rally (video courtesy of Dan Preston)

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CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore speaks to the crowd of approximately 250 people at Trenton City Hall

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