United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee
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The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee invites you to… Pushing Peace in the 2022 Elections: Join the Planning!

How To Bring Foreign Policy Issues To The Candidates And Voters A Virtual Zoom Program – Free & Open to the Public – Preregistration is Required Saturday – February 12 th , 2022 from 10 AM – 12 Noon

The need: the WI Senate race has gathered national attention and is a great chance for peace people to raise issues, push candidates toward good positions, strengthen the peace movement, and maybe end up with a pro-peace Senator. If the peace community can’t find a way to raise our issues with candidates in a big way, it’s possible no one else will and we’ll miss a golden opportunity.

But which issues to prioritize? Cutting the Pentagon budget, basing F-35 warplanes in Wisconsin, nuclear weapons, Yemen, easing tensions with Russia and China, aid to Afghanistan via the UN, sanctions on Cuba, drone warfare, Middle East, climate crisis, multilateralism . . . ?

Jim Carpenter will talk about the need to abolish war as an acceptable social institution, just as slavery, torture, and murder are always unacceptable.  He is the national Co-Chair of End the Wars and Occupations Issue Team of Progressive Democrats of America, a leader of the Milwaukee End the Wars Coalition, and an Instructor of Ecological Economics at MATC.

Steve Watrous will touch on cutting the military budget and other issues. He has been the President of the United Nations Association-Greater Milwaukee chapter for six years, has represented the UNA-GM at UNA-USA national and international summits, and chairs the End the Wars Committee.

Pam Richard will focus on ending the war in Yemen, opposing F-35 nuclear bombers in Wisconsin, and abolishing nuclear weapons. Pam is the Peace Action-WI office manager, on the board of the UNA of Greater Milwaukee, a member of the Friends Committee on National Legislation Advocacy Team and Building Unity Wisconsin, and also works on Indigenous rights issues.

Sharaka Berry will explain how a new generation of progressive leaders oppose perpetual war that funds the military industrial complex.  He is the Events Coordinator & Volunteer Recruitment Lead Organizer for Our Wisconsin Revolution. Sharaka is a 2018 Carleton College graduate with a focus on Middle Eastern affairs.

Advance registration is required. Click on this link. Then type in your name & email address. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrfumsrDotE90AXx2rvFSW7PuZEzWTVoU2 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting. For more information: Contact Steve Watrous at 414.429.7567 / watrous@uwm.edu

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