Stop Saudi Arms Deal; IWI, NAACP Benefits; Tent of Abraham; more!

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* Urgent:*
Call Sen. Schumer (716-846-4111) to urge him to vote to block the $110 Billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, and thank Sen. Gillibrand (716-854-9725) for doing so! And/or contact them through the following link:

-Register your children for Camp Peaceprints, July 17-28
(click through picture of Camp on picture carousel for more info and

-Remember, June is Gun Violence Awareness Month!

-For more events – including those being added daily! – go to

See more below, including campaigns and regularly scheduled events. We’re all in this together! Many thanks for all your work,
wishes, and support!

Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes, Love.

Resist Militarism!/Peaceful Conflict Resolution
*Help stop the U.S. sale of $110 Billion arms to Saudi Arabia!*

Tomorrow, the Senate will vote to stop an arms deal to Saudi Arabia. We need help to block this arms deal approved by this administration, because Saudi Arabia is using these arms against civilians in Yemen, and these civilians are starving & sick.

Please call 202-224-3121 and be connected with both of our Senators. Please call both: Sen. Gillibrand to thank for her support of this measure; and Sen Schumer to urge Him to support it:

Ask them to co-sponsor SJR 42, which would stop this arms sale today & subject it to a full vote on the Senate floor.


You can also send messages on their websites (necessary for Schumer, who doesn’t have a voicemail!)


Click here to message Schumer:

Click here to message Gillibrand:

This arms deal is the largest arms deal in U.S. history, and it’s being
offered to a country that’s been indiscriminately bombing Yemen with U.S.
support for over two years, killing thousands of civilians in the process.
Thankfully, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is planning to introduce a bill anytime
now to block a key component of the arms deal; the portion containing
munitions being used against civilians in Yemen. Thanks to the Arms Export
Control Act, Paul can actually force a vote in the Senate, making this a
crucial time for your Senators to hear from you. You can call Sen. Schumer
(716-846-4111) and Sen. Gillibrand (716-854-9725), and/or write to your
representatives at the following address:

Indigenous Women’s Initiatives Fundraiser
Thurs, June 8, 5-8pm, NRC Bldg, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209.
Support the Indigenous Women’s Initiatives’ work for peace and justice.
Enjoy food, music with Alex Mead, poetry with Elizabeth Mariani, and
speakers- Maria Maybee- West Valley Action Network; and more (incl the
WNYPC). Suggested donation of $10. Nya weh for your support of our
continuing existence as Indigenous Peoples.

“The Tent of Abraham” and “The Walk of Abraham,” presented by the Muslim Public Affairs Council of WNY.
Thurs, June 8 @ 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm 7:30 PM Muslim Community Center (Islamic Center) 745 Heim Road, Amherst ***** An evening of friendship and conversation of our shared values as we “break the fast” together. Enjoy an ethnic dinner with your friends and neighbors. More info, including on walk, in calendar. Walk starts 5:30 at North Presbyterian Church, North Forest, Williamsville. See calendar listing.



Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce
Please call your NYS Assembly Members and ask them to support NYS ASSEMBLY
Bill #4050. The subject Greenlight program restores access to drivers’
licenses to all community members, to avoid abusive immigration
enforcement.  For more info, please go to

Vive la Casa, shelter for people awaiting documents and/or sanctuary,
(checks to Jericho Road/VIVE) 50 Wyoming St., Buffalo, NY 14211, 892-4354.

Also please support SANCTUARY CHURCH, PILGRIM ST. LUKES UCC, (Utica and
Richmond, Buffalo, NY 14222), with CASH TO SUPPORT THE CONSTRUCTION OF

For more info, please go to


We urge those of you reside in Sen. Chris Jacobs NYS Senatorial District
to communicate with him on the Farm Workers Fair Labor Law. It supports
farm workers, and includes them in fair labor bills in New York State.
Sen. Jacobs WNY phone number is: 716-854-8705 or


Resist Militiarism! Taskforce

Thurs, June 8, 1-2:30pm, WNYPC, 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & parking round back), regular taskforce planning meeting re vigils, National Bird showing(s), Infringement events, etc.
and also
3:30-4:30pm. Vigil at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Lockport Road Entrance. Call Russell 716-570-5200 for carpooling.

Please check out this petition from Roots Action calling for a ban of weaponized drones. Our government is setting up killer drone bases all over the country and all over the world. The 107th Attack Squadron at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is slated to begin assassinations from there by the end of the year, possibly the end of the summer. It is past time to grow the opposition to these horrors.
Ban Weaponized Drones:



REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Progressive program and potluck.
Sundays, 4-7pm. Programs vary, and include a go-round, discussion,
sharing, and potluck. Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand

Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY
Mondays, 1-3pm. Go to or

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt
Every other Tuesday, 6-8pm – next is Tues 6/6. Meeting with discussion, action planning, and striving for the Good Mind, at 420 Connecticut St, Burning Books. Also supported by Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, NACS, Sierra Club, WNYPC.

Interfaith Peace Network
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 8-9:30am, Network of Religious Communities Bldg, 1272 Delaware Ave. Discussion, sharing, and planning.

Resist Militarism! Taskforce
2nd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm, WNYPC, 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & parking round back), regular taskforce planning meeting re vigils, National Bird showing(s), Infringement events, etc.
2nd and 4th Thursdays of month, 3:30-4:30pm. Vigil at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Lockport Road Entrance. Call Russell 716-570-5200 for carpooling.

Fridays 2-3pm: Protest Liquid Nuclear Waste Shipments, Front Park (see more above).

Fridays, 6pm: Stop The Violence Coalition, United Way Bldg, Delaware and Summer Sts.

Saturdays, Noon-1pm: Women In Black. Nonviolence vigil, Bidwell and Elmwood.


More listings on website ( and in previous email posts.
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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!