Follow-up on U.S./Saudi Arms Deal, Camp Peaceprints, Speak-Out and more!


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

-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.

Tonawanda Tomorrow Celebration
June 21, 6:30-8pm

Contemplative Water Walk
Water is Life!
Friday, June 23, 9-11am.

For the 41 still at Guantanamo: Stop Torturing Them!!
Monday, June 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:10 pm

Speak-Out re Ethical Peace Officers
Tuesday, June 27, 5:30:30pm

World Refugee Day in WNY
Saturday, July 1, 8am-8pm.

Impeachment March
Sunday, July 2, 1:30-3pm.




Follow-up:  U.S./Saudi Arms Deal
The Senate vote to stop the arms deal to Saudi Arabia was very close: 47 to 53, with both Senators Gillibrand and Schumer voting to block. While this effort did not yet win the day, it is an indication that next time we will! The Military-Industrial-Congressional-Media-Plus Complex is beginning to crumble.
Never before has the Senate taken as strong a stand to stop the militarism that threatens populations overseas and at home, through violence and the assumption that might is right, and that US-sponsored or permitted violence is not violence.
A monumental 47 Senators voted to protect innocent civilians and Yemeni citizens, and block the $110 Billion Saudi Arms Sale being moved forward by the current administration. The war crimes being perpetrated in Yemen must be stopped. Unfortunately the effort missed the mark by 4 votes.
We applaud sponsor Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Al Franken (D-MN), as well as our own Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the other 42 who had the courage and vision to vote against this outrageous and huge arms sale to a country that is known for war crimes and state-sponsored violence. We are grateful to the many citizens who called and the national groups such as CodePink, Friends National Service Committee, PeaceAction, Yemeni Peace Project, and more – who organized to pressure US Senators to do the right thing.


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, desperately needs toiletries, razors, toothbrushes, sanitary napkins/maxipads, storage shelves, baskets for storage and of course, CASH.
(Checks to Jericho Road/VIVE) 50 Wyoming St., Buffalo, NY 14211, 892-4354.

Also please support the Sanctuary Church, Pilgrim St. Luke’s UCC, (Utica and Richmond, Buffalo, NY 14222), with CASH to support the construction of showers.
For more info, call Rev. Justo Gonzales, (989-9207 OR 885-9443).

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

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 Island.

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 June 20. Meeting with discussion, action planning, and striving for the Good Mind, at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut . 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 Building, 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.

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

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


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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!