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July e-news 2022
June 18. It happened!  #MeetUsInDC! Read the recap and next steps for the Poor Peoples Campaign
August 6. Saturday Save the Date. Commemorate Hiroshima/Nagasaki in Lewiston this year near the Bernard Lown Peace Bridge. Lown, a Lewiston High School and University of Maine graduate, moved to Lewiston from Lithuania when he was 13 years old. Check out Lewiston at Mayors for Peace.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is expected to drop July 11. Rep. Golden offered increases in the already bloated "must pass" budget which National Priorities notes could have provided 425 elementary school teachers for an entire year in Lewiston.
YEMEN. A big thank you to those participating in the rapid action call for Yemen, thanking co-sponsor Rep. Pingree (War Powers Resolution HJ Res 87) & contacting Rep Golden.  Links are HERE . #YemenCantWait Unable to attend but still need to take action - click here to take action for Yemen.
Ukraine  Somerville Maine's Brian Milakovsky  helped in the delivery of humanitarian aid and the June 28 evacuation of over 110 people from Lisichansk, Seversk, Soledar, Bakhmut, Slavyansk &  Kramatorsk. Donations welcomed HERE  See next  global days of action & call for Peace. Read John Raby's new piece "Making us Less Safe"- about Ukraine, bases, July 4 & the environment.
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. We were at Rep. Pingree's office asking support for the Norton Bill, the ICAN pledge  and the DC Press Conference about the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW in Vienna in June. Dr. Timmon Wallis joined us. #TPNW1MSP! (Screenshot) Rep.Omar was at Press Conference in DC. Malawi is the 66 state to ratify!
Kudos to those who heard Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farms call  to assemble in protest at General Dynamics/ BIW: stop building these Aegis destroyers! FMI on more to come.
IRAN. PAM entreats Biden to restore the JCPOA (the Iran Nuclear Deal) and continues to actively tweet our MOC to #ResealTheDeal.
July 8-10 #NoWar2022 World Beyond War's Virtual Global Conference, Peace Action Maine will support your attendance! If you are interested in a scholarship to cover registration costs, please contact info at peaceactionme.org using "#NoWar2022" in the title.
Peace Action Maine is a proud state affiliate of Peace Action for many reasons. This is one of them: Move the Money Campaign!
Common Ground Country Fair 2022!  Mark it on your calendars, Sept. 23, 24, 25.
Heidi Peltier:(Sr. Researcher) New: What the Pentagon Doesn't Need
Lest we forget the COSTS OF WAR:
-8 TRILLION Dollars
-1.2 BILLION Metric Tons of GHGases,
 -37 MILLION Displaced,
 -801,000  Dead.
Peace Action Maine has been raising important peace and justice issues since 1982, carrying out actions, advocacy, and sponsoring educational events. Subscribe to our newsletter.  You can Donate to us  from our web site, join us on FaceBook, on Twitter @me_action, and on our  YouTubeChannel
 
Portland's Friday Congress Sq. Park picket, a band stood beneath their banner "Make Music Not War".
Credit...International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
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