Peace Action of San Mateo County

Welcome to Peace Action of San Mateo County - Here you will find a listing of our latest activities in organizing a citizen movement working toward the elimination of war and violence as acceptable means of resolving conflict at home and abroad. All action begins at a local level.

Here we seek to engage in public education, the active organization of demonstrations and protests,informing the media and lobbying our legislators toward the goals of ending the international arms trade, for significantly reducing worldwide military expenditures and implementing an effective program of economic conversion. We believe in a future where wealthy countries no longer profit from the suffering of others through an obscene arms trade. We believe in a future free from the constant threat of nuclear annihilation. We believe in a future where we no longer squander billions of dollars every year on unnecessary and menacing weapons.

And remember that a peace vigil happens every Saturday…here in San Mateo we will be at 3rd Avenue and El Camino Real (in front of the Bank of America Building) from 3-4 PM.

Come join us!

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Peace Action of San Mateo County

Welcome to Peace Action of San Mateo County - Here you will find a listing of our latest activities in organizing a citizen movement working toward the elimination of war and violence as acceptable means of resolving conflict at home and abroad.

Sunday, October 25: Andy Lichterman of Western States Legal Foundation gives a talk about the nuclear deal with Iran.

10/25/2015 19:00
10/25/2015 21:00
America/Los Angeles

In July, the P5 + 1 (five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany) signed a deal with Iran to halt Iran’s ability to build a nuclear weapon for at least 10 years. After years of negotiations, diplomacy prevailed over the notion of war, and – while Iran’s actions bear watching from both a strategic and political perspective – we have proof such an agreement can be reached. The deal could be a meaningful step along the path to a more peaceful Middle East.

Thursday, September 10: Local vigil for Peace and Diplomacy with Iran

09/10/2015 18:00
09/10/2015 19:00
America/Los Angeles

Members of Congress will soon take one of the most important votes of their career – will they support peace and diplomacy with Iran, or put us on the path to another war?

We're on the verge of a hard-fought and historic victory for diplomacy. But nothing is settled until the votes actually happen, which reports are now saying will be late this week.

Sunday, September 20: Dr. Tom Newman of Physicians for Social Responsibility talks about the Humanitarian Effects of Nuclear Weapons

09/20/2015 19:00
09/20/2015 21:00
America/Los Angeles

Over the last couple of years, many among the international community of nations have taken steps to point out both the potential and real humanitarian effects of nuclear weapons. Most specifically three international conferences have taken place on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons.

Thursday, August 6: Carpool to Annual Protest at Livermore Lab

08/06/2015 08:00
08/06/2015 12:00
America/Los Angeles

70 years ago this August 6, an atomic bomb dropped from the U.S. B-29 bomber Enola Gay exploded over Hiroshima, unleashing a nuclear firestorm and destruction never seen before.

Sunday, July 19: PASMC Annual Potluck and Celebration

07/19/2015 17:00
07/19/2015 21:00
America/Los Angeles

All of our Peace Action of San Mateo County members and friends are invited to an annual midsummer dinner for good food, good music, a bit of business (electing our next Board and Officers) and a good time among old and new peace-loving friends.

That is the program for our annual Potluck Dinner, when we get as many of us together as we can and positively affirm our work and our existence – as just one chapter in the national organization Peace Action.

Sunday, June 28: Nancy Neff of the California Clean Money Campaign talks about the California DISCLOSE Act

06/28/2015 19:00
06/28/2015 21:00
America/Los Angeles

Money in Politics: What We Can Do About It

Sunday, May 31: PASMC Screens Part 5 of Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the U.S.

05/31/2015 19:00
05/31/2015 21:00
America/Los Angeles

Last year Peace Action of San Mateo County offered “The Bomb”, Part 3 of Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone’s widely acclaimed Untold History of the United States. We are following up that showing with another free screening of Part 5: “Eisenhower, The Bomb and The Third World”. This will take place on Sunday, May 31, 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue in San Mateo. Admission is free, contributions will be welcome. The episode lasts about an hour.

Saturday, April 18: Fundraising Dinner with Talk by Israeli Peace Activist Amos Gvirtz

04/18/2015 18:00
04/18/2015 21:00
America/Los Angeles

PASMC is co-sponsoring an event being presented by Rebuilding Alliance and the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto’s Peace and Justice Task Force. On Saturday, April 18th, Amos Gvirtz, long-time Israeli non-violent peace activist, will speak at a special Rebuilding Alliance dinner at FCCPA, to benefit Rebuilding Alliance’s newest project, the Backpacks for Gaza’s Children Campaign.

Wednesday, April 15: Local Tax Day Action

04/15/2015 10:00
04/15/2015 16:00
America/Los Angeles

Don’t forget about our annual Tax Day leafleting on, well, Tax Day – this Wednesday, April 15. The downtown San Mateo Post Office – 2nd and Ellsworth Avenues – is the place, 10 AM-4 PM is the time.

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