On Friday, August 5, 2016, the Coalition For Peace Action held its annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration, and picnic, at Tiger Park in Princeton. The speakers included The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director of the CFPA, and Dr. Zia Mian, Physicist and Co-Director of the Program on Science and Global Security. The Solidarity Singers also performed at the event.

IMG 1372 X3Solidarity Singers perform at the August 5 Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration

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Rev. Bob Moore (left) and Dr. Zia Mian (right) speak at Tiger Park at the annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration

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The Rev. Bob Moore speaking to the crowd (left) and the closing candlelight vigil (right) 

Photos are courtesy of John Lien

To view more of John's pictures of the event go to:  https://artstat.smugmug.com/CFPA/HiroshimaNagasaki/

                                                                     

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-led the Peace and Climate Justice contingent at the March for a Clean Energy Revolution, attended by 10,000 on Sunday, July 24 in Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.   

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CFPA leaders (center behind Stop the Warming Stop Climate Wars banner) help lead demonstration in Philadelphia. Photo by Irene Goldman.

See more photos at bottom of page.

There was a lot of press coverage on the march, including the front page of the New York Times. The following are just some of the press publications of the march in general:

http://templeupdate.com/thousands-march-for-a-clean-energy…/

https://stateimpact.npr.org/…/clean-energy-advocates-urge-…/

http://www.metro.us/…/thousands-of-…/zsJpgx---sKCzO2Ouomdx6/

http://www.commondreams.org/…/demonstrators-demand-clean-en…

http://www.philly.com/phi…/blogs/stuniversity/388079216.html  

Assistant Director Alesha Vega was quoted in the following two publications:

Eco Watch: http://www.ecowatch.com/10000-march-in-philly-calling-for-a-clean-energy-revolution-1943067458.html

Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2016/07/24/over-10000-march-eve-democratic-national-convention-demanding-fracking-ban-and  

CFPA Chair Irene Goldman, PA Office Director Ed Aguilar, and Alesha were also interviewed on the Real News Network. Video footage is here: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16832  

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Special thanks to Emilie Beck for the above photos

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-organized a Multi-Faith Gathering for Orlando and Beyond on Tuesday, June 21 (just over one week from the Orlando massacre), which included a Multi-faith Service at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton followed by a Rally and Candlelight Vigil at Tiger Park in Palmer Square (Photos courtesy of John Lien and Morad Abou-Sabe).
ForWebsite1The Rev. Bob Moore speaking at the Multi-faith Service for Orlando and Beyond at the Nassau Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 21.
ForWebsite2 The Rev. Bob Moore with Princeton Mayor, Liz Limpert, walking over to the Rally and Vigil for Orlando and Beyond at Palmer Square, Princeton subsequent to the Multi-Faith Service.

ForWebsite3 The Rev. Bob Moore addressing the crowd at the Rally and Vigil for Orlando and Beyond at Palmer Square, Princeton subsequent to the Multi-Faith Service.

ForWebsite4                   Candlelight Vigil for Orlando and Beyond at Palmer Square, Princeton on Tuesday, June 21.

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To view Video footage from the Rally and Vigil courtesy of Princeton Strong,
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June 20, 2016- Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and advocates for reducing gun violence held a press conference calling for action in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Orlando, FL last week. Representatives from The Coalition for Peace Action, NJ Million Mom March, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Garden State Equality and the Islamic Society of Central Jersey were also in attendance.

The press conference focused on the impact that gun violence has had on different communities throughout the country, including the LGBT community. Pallone and Watson Coleman called on Congressional Republicans to support common sense measures such as banning those on the terrorist watch list from purchasing firearms, banning assault weapons and requiring ID for online ammunition sales.

“The idea that a ‘good guy with a gun’ is the only thing that can stop such carnage is fantasy,” said Reverend Robert Moore of the Coalition for Peace Action. “In Orlando, an off duty police officer was present when the shooting started. But after firing initial shots, he had to retreat as he was vastly outgunned. Even when two other officers arrived for back-up, they were unable to stop the shooter. There are additional common sense measures that could help prevent future mass shootings, such as excluding those on the terrorist watch list from being allowed to purchase guns; and the bill in the NJ legislature to remove guns from those involved in domestic violence situations.” (Read Complete Article)

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The Rev. Bob Moore, Ceasefire NJ Executive Director, addressing the press on NJ State House steps, on Gun Violence Prevention in light of the most recent and largest Gun Violence massacre in US History, in Orlando FL. (Pictured left to right: Carole Stiller, Million Mom March, Representative Frank Pallone, NJ CD-6, The Rev. Bob Moore, Coalition for Peace Action and Ceasefire NJ)

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The Rev. Bob Moore, Ceasefire NJ Executive Director, addressing the press on NJ State House steps, on Gun Violence Prevention in light of the most recent and largest Gun Violence massacre in US History, in Orlando FL. (Pictured left to right: Carole Stiller, Million Mom March, The Rev. Bob Moore, Coalition for Peace Action and Ceasefire NJ, Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman, NJ CD-12)

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Pictured left to right: Imam Chebli Islamic Society of Central NJ, Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman NJ CD-12, Representative Frank Pallone NJ CD-6, Carole Stiller, Million Mom March

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) held it's 36th Anniversary Membership Dinner and Gathering on June 11, 2016 at the Princeton Theological Seminary with Keynote, Dr. Andrew Bacevich and four special CFPA honorees. There were approximately 130 people in attendance. See photos below from CFPA Volunteer photographer, John Lien, who was also one of this year's honorees!

IMG 0422 XLCFPA Chair, Irene Goldman giving the Welcome to CFPA's 36th Anniversary Membership Gathering.

IMG 0467 XLThe Rev. Bob Moore giving the Introduction to this year's CFPA Membership Dinner and Gathering.

IMG 0457 XLThe Rev. Bob Moore giving the Introduction to this year's CFPA Membership Dinner and Gathering.

IMG 0536 XLKeynote, Dr. Andrew Bacevich speaking on US militarization policy at home and abroad.

Click to see complete Photo Album by CFPA Volunteer Photographer, John Lien.

Click to watch Dr. Andrew Bacevich's talk "Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War" from the 36th Anniversary Membership Dinner and Gathering on June 11, 2016

The Coalition for Peace Action's CeasefireNJ Project was honored on June 2 at the NJ State House on National Gun Violence Awareness day for work on Gun Violence Prevention.

CeasefireNJMeetswithSenSweeney6 2 16Pictured left to right: Dolores Phillips, CeasefireNJ Legislative Director, NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney, Coalition for Peace Action and CeasefireNJ Project Executive Director, The Rev. Bob Moore. The orange ribbons symbolize National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

COALITION FOR PEACE ACTION RELEASES RESULTS OF “PENNY POLL” ON FEDERAL BUDGET PRIORITIES

 
The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action, poses behind completed Penny Poll at Communiversity

The Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) today announced the results of its “Penny Poll” conducted at the CFPA table at Communiversity festival in Princeton on April 17. Below are the results of how area residents would like to see their federal tax dollars spent.  

As people came to the CFPA table at Communiversity, they were invited to express their opinion on how they would like their federal tax dollar to be spent.  

Each of the 317 participants were given ten pennies and asked to distribute them between five tubes representing categories of federal spending: education, environment, health care, housing, and military. The results are below.  

Category

Number of Pennies

Percent

Education

894

28

Environment

820

26

Health Care

781

25

Military

360

11

Housing

316

10

Participants were then handed a fact sheet showing that 54% of the “Discretionary Budget” for FY2015 was for military spending. Discretionary spending is what Congress can allocate for what it chooses each year, as distinct from entitlements. Discretionary Budget Funding for Education was just 6%, Health Care 5%; Environment 3%, and Housing 5%. Click Here to see the fact sheet of the Discretionary Budget for FY2015.

“This year’s results remain consistent with Penny Poll results from previous years. Taxpayers want more of their hard-earned tax dollars going to education, environment, and health care, and far less to military purposes. We encourage taxpayers to contact their US Representative and Senators via the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 to urge them to support more peaceful federal budget priorities,” said the Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director of CFPA. 

Watch video of Phyllis Bennis: Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror talk at CFPA' Membership Gathering! (courtesy of Princeton Community TV) 

On Sunday, March 20, approximately 100 individuals attended the Coalition for Peace Action's (CFPA) 2016 annual Membership Renewal Gathering at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Princeton with a talk on ISIS by Phyllis Bennis. (Photos below courtesy of CFPA volunteer photographer, John Lien)

PhyllisBennisSpeakingToCrowdWEBPhyllis Bennis speaking on ISIS at the Coalition for Peace Action's 2016 annual Membership Renewal Gathering to a crowd of 100!

IreneGoldmanSpeakingToCrowdWEBCFPA's Board Chair, Irene Goldman, shares thanks to CFPA's wonderful donors, pledgers, lifetime members, and supporters at the annual Membership Renewal Gathering!

FrankvonHippelGivingTestimonialWEBDr. Frank von Hippel, Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, and longtime supporter of the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA), gives a charming testimonial about his support and relationship with CFPA.

Read the pdf of Dr. Frank von Hippel's Testimonial at CFPA's 2016 Membership Renewal Gathering

See the complete Photo Album of CFPA's 2016 Membership Renewal Gathering

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