Peace Action

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Peace Action is an organization that advocates for peace and opposes war as a response to conflict.[1][2]

Peace Action is affiliated with the United for Peace and Justice. Peace Action was once known as the Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy (SANE).[3]

Gensuiken affiliation

Every year, Peace Action’s Japanese sister organization, Gensuiken, invites a Peace Action staff person to attend Japan’s annual World Conference on Nuclear Weapons, a commemoration of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a recommitment to making progress towards the abolition of nuclear weapons.

In 2008, Peace Action sent Reva Patwardhan, Peace Action West’s Communications Director, to the week-long conference held in three cities: Osaka, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki.[4]

Communist organizer

Judith LeBlanc is the national field organizer for Peace Action, the country's largest grassroots peace organization with 100,000 members across the country. She is also formerly the national co-chair of United for Peace and Justice.[5]

Supporting candidates

In 2006, Peace Action PAC helped to elect several peace candidates like Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Peace Action endorses and contributes directly to worthy candidates, sometimes with cash contributions through Peace Action PAC, more often by hiring experienced organizers to work on candidates’ campaigns in order to mobilize the peace constituency. We are the only peace organization in the peace movement that utilizes both of these political strategies, especially at the grassroots level.
We can help change the direction of our country next year by electing more progressives who reflect Peace Action’s values. The first steps toward developing real change in this country begins by electing candidates who believe real security comes through international cooperation, the abolition of nuclear weapons and the transfer of Pentagon bloat to government programs for human needs. Once elected, they’ll have the political power to throw off the yoke of the radical right[6]


The following are listed as staff members, as of March 17, 2010:[7]

Advisory Board

As of 2014;

Board of Directors

As of 2014;

Affiliate Directors:

California (Peace Action West)






New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina



At-Large Directors:


The following are listed as members of the Board of Directors of the Peace Action Education Fund, as of March 17, 2010:[10]

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