The Peace and Justice Action Committee works with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). This quarter, the FCNL is focused on promoting federal investments in Peace building. From the FCNL website:
“Increasing support for peace building initiatives can help prevent sudden outbreaks of violence and heal fractured communities. This, in turn, reduces the need for humanitarian aid and enables the pursuit of sustainable economic development, climate adaptation, good governance, and the protection of human rights.”
We’ll be asking our members of congress to invest $131 million for the Complex Crisis Fund, Reconciliation Programs, and Atrocities Prevention. You can learn more about the FCNL priorities here. PJAC is also expanding our actions to educate the community through Letters to the Editor and blog posts.
Finally, we’re exploring activist opportunities with Washington Against Nuclear Weapons, a statewide coalition that aims to reduce and eliminate all components of the 1.7 trillion dollar rebuild of the US nuclear weapons arsenal and ultimately abolish nuclear weapons worldwide.
PJAC meets the second Tuesday of every month, and our next meeting is March 14 at 5:30pm via Zoom. If you’d like to join this work, send an email to Jac at [email protected] with the subject line, “Interested in PJAC.”