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.

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.

Sunday, March 22: PASMC Presents Barbara Lubin of the Middle East Children’s Alliance

03/22/2015 19:00
03/22/2015 21:00
America/Los Angeles

Since 1988, when she went to Palestine and Israel at the beginning of the first Intifada, peace, justice and disability rights activist Barbara Lubin has seen a great many reasons to be concerned, and bring aid, to people – especially the children – in the Middle East. Thus it was that year that Barbara, along with Howard Levine, founded the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA).

Sunday, February 22: PASMC presents Marylia Kelley, Executive Director of Tri-Valley CAREs

02/22/2015 19:00
02/22/2015 21:00
America/Los Angeles

In the area of nuclear weapons, there is a lot to consider just lately. President Obama just submitted his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal – including spending for the nuclear weapons complex. This Spring will see, in New York, the next 5-year review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) that binds many of the world’s nations in an evolving formula for humanity’s survival – if enough of the nuclear weapons states can take steps toward disarmament.

Sunday, January 18: Free screening of the documentary film “Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes”

01/18/2015 19:00
01/18/2015 21:00
America/Los Angeles

A FILM ABOUT OUR ELECTION SYSTEM AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Sunday, January 18: Free screening of the documentary film “Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes”

01/18/2014 19:00
01/18/2014 21:00
America/Los Angeles

A Film About Our Election System

Sunday, December 14: PASMC's Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner

12/14/2014 17:30
12/14/2014 21:00
America/Los Angeles

Peace Action of San Mateo County would like to, as we try to do every December, give all of our members and friends a chance to retreat from the shopping malls and the same trite holiday songs (but keep listening to the ones you like!), with our annual Holiday Potluck dinner.

This is the time to gather and feel the season with your “peace-loving” friends. We will sit and eat together…please bring a dish to share, various beverages will also be on hand.

Sunday November 23: Environmental activist Judy Borcz speaks on fracking, climate change, and drought in California

11/23/2014 19:00
11/23/2014 21:00
America/Los Angeles

With formerly easy-to-retrieve oil and gas deposits largely in decline, energy companies are increasingly turning to ever more complicated methods of bringing these petrochemicals to the surface and eventually to market. One of these methods is hydraulic fracturing, also called “fracking”. This is a well-stimulation process that involves blasting huge amounts of water mixed with a special form of sand and dozens of chemical components deep into the earth, breaking up underground rock formations to free up oil and gas trapped beneath that rock.

Sunday, October 19: Paul George, Executive Director of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, speaks about “ISIS, American Exceptionalism and Perpetual War”

10/19/2014 19:00
10/19/2014 21:00
America/Los Angeles

PPJC’s Paul George on the “New” War

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