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Last modified: January 28, 2011, 6:31 PM
Peace Action grew out of the SANE and Nuclear Freeze movements of the 1980's and is the nation's largest and oldest grassroots peace organization, with over 100,000 members. Peace Action New York State has 18 chapters throughout NY, from Buffalo to Staten Island, with over 3,000 total members.
PANYS works to change U.S. policy - foreign and domestic - through education and grassroots lobbying and activism. We support a U.S. foreign policy that promotes human rights, international cooperation and arms control. PANYS actively works to abolish nuclear weapons, end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan & bring the troops home, close foreign military bases, and continue a strategy of diplomacy - not war - with Iran.
On domestic policy, PANYS participates in the New Priorities Network (www.newprioritiesnetwork.org) that is working to shift federal budget priorities to fund our communities over the military. PANYS also seeks to end the culture of militarism in the U.S., and end recruitment of junior high and high school students by the military.
Our office has just moved downtown to the financial district in Manhattan - close to government buildings and the former site of the world trade center. We share our space with Iraq Veterans Against the War (www.ivaw.org).