Peace Action of Staten Island
Make Food Not War Dinner, Saturday, October 27, 2018

Strategic Voting, Peace Organizing, and Beyond 

Peace Action of Staten Island General Meeting

Saturday, Sept 29, 5:30-8pm,

Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore St.

What are the strategies to work for a better world, in this election and afterwards? How do peace activists approach voting in contests where there are no peace candidates? What can and must be done beyond the ballot box to further the cause for peace and social justice?

John Halle will speak on voting strategically to protect the most vulnerable and avert the worst outcomes.

Brittany DeBarros will speak on peace activism beyond the ballot box.

John Halle is Director of Studies in Music Theory and Practice at Bard College, and he frequently writes about political topics. He is the author with Noam Chomsky of "An Eight Point Brief for LEV (Lesser Evil Voting)." https://chomsky.info/an-eight-point-brief-for-lev-lesser-evil-voting/ He was interviewed on electoral politics by PASI board member Daniel Falcone: https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/11/electoral-politics-in-america-noam-chomsky-and-the-core-commitments-of-the-enlightenment/

Brittany DeBarros is an Army Reserve CPT and a member of About Face: Veterans Against the War and the PASI board. After giving a gut-wrenching speech about U.S. militarism and the war economy, and publishing facts about the military on social media, she is now under investigation by the Army. https://www.facebook.com/peaceactionstatenisland/posts/1054687338042086

Doors will open at 5:00pm for socializing and light potluck refreshments. Program begins at 5:30pm.
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Click Here for Peace Voter Guide CD 11 2018

Have you noticed how candidates for Congress talk about taxes, transportation, education, and jobs, but never about the proposed $819 billion military budget, the U.S. military involvement in the Middle East, the $1.7 trillion new nuclear arms race, or the importance of diplomacy?

Peace Action is trying to change the conversation with the Peace Voter Campaign.  We have sent out candidate questionnaires, held 6 candidate briefings, hosted 7 candidates at an April 21st Candidates Forum, and created a Voter Guide to help voters compare candidates on key foreign policy issues. We want to help register voters too. If you want to join the Peace Voter Campaign, send an email to pasi.contact@gmail.com.



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