Help us support our staff and programs.
Peace Action of New York State is the New York affiliate of Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace organization in the country.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us in a number of ways. It closed our office; it canceled the major global conference we were preparing for, and threatens the possibility of our annual William Sloane Coffin Jr. Peacemaker Award event in the fall; and it forced the closure of campuses, greatly challenging our student organizing program.
On the policy front, we have concerns about the effect of the pandemic on the war-torn areas of the world where we have been advocating for diplomacy and the end of armed conflict (e.g. Yemen, Syria); we are concerned about the effect of sanctions on the healthcare of countries where we have been advocating diplomacy (e.g. Iran, North Korea, Venezuela); and domestically, we are concerned that state spending has prioritized the Pentagon over healthcare. On a personal level, we see the impact in our communities where our 24 student chapters and 12 community chapters are affected by the pandemic.
We kindly ask for your support during this time of need.
Your generous gift will support our staff and programs as we adjust our operations and efforts to reconcile with this new reality, and the matching of funds from GoFundMe.org would help us acquire the tools for our ongoing adaptation to successful online fundraising and the establishment of our greater online presence during this period. We are grateful for your contributions in this trying time and wish for a healthy, peaceful present and future for us all.