With multiple hot wars underway; mass shootings in the US averaging 2 per day; and nuclear weapon build-ups planned by the US, Russia, and China, this is an incredibly challenging time for CFPA's High Impact Peacemaking!
In the last three weeks, CFPA has co-organized six meetings with key staffers to US Senate and House Members from our region urging strong steps to address the horrifying Israel-Hamas War. Recently, US Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman has shown outstanding leadership on this, as well as at resisting the sharp rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia in the US, and I urge you to click here to see her most recent statement and actions.
Earlier this year, CFPA organized another six meetings--three included the actual Congressperson--to advocate for a diplomatic surge in Ukraine and nuclear disarmament. We were pleased to partner with the newly formed Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction, led by two Princeton physicists, on these meetings.
CFPA's Ceasefire NJ Project has had a Working Group meet weekly for the last three months to do detailed preparation for a bill for safe storage of guns for those who own them, and plans a major push to pass it during the lame duck session of the NJ legislature. This would be a major step toward lowering the use of guns for suicides and in situations of domestic violence. Tonight I will be on a panel on gun violence prevention at a high school in South Jersey.
I encourage you to click the following link or below to contribute as generously as possible to help sustain CFPA's high impact organizing to address these crises as effectively as we possibly can!
These crises are all highly dangerous, and are moving our nation and world toward a more and more violent existence. We need to strengthen CFPA's high impact organizing to address them as effectively as possible.
In addition, throughout this time, we have also been intensively organizing our 44th Annual Conference and Multifaith Service for Peace. I'm encouraged that we have a number of students and new supporters registering to attend. No regisration required to attend the Service. But if you haven't already registered to attend the Conference, please click here to do so now.
Click here or below to contribute to supporting CFPA's organizing in response to these urgent crises NOW!
The Rev. Robert Moore
Coalition for Peace Action &
Peace Action Education Fund
40 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542