Who We Are
Peace Action of Michigan is an affliate of Peace Action (formerly SANE/FREEZE), the United States’ largest peace and disarmament organization, with over 100,000 paid members and nearly 100 chapters in 36 states.
We work to abolish nuclear weapons, promote government-spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary solutions to international conflicts.
Peace Action of Michigan is a democratic, grassroots movement organizing locally to achieve a new foreign policy leading to a just world without violence.
- A demilitarized, sustainable economy
- The abolition of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction
- Diplomatic resolutions to global conflict
We share a vision of world peace: where the menace of nuclear weapons has forever been erased from our planet, where war has been abolished as a method of solving conflicts, where all human beings are assumed the wherewithal to live in health and dignity, where no one is denied the opportunity to participate in make decisions that affect the common good.
- Peace through Non-violence
- Understanding and Compassion
- Commitment and Persistence
- A Sustainable Planet
- Responsible National Security Spending
Peace Action National
Peace Action celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2017. Peace Action traces its roots to the founding of the Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy in 1957 with the goal of banning the above ground testing of nuclear weapons. The first action take by SANE was to place a full-page ad in the NY Times on November 15, 1957, with the banner headline: "We Are Facing a Danger Unlike Any Danger That Has Ever Existed."
We feel like we could run that ad tomorrow, and it would be just as relevant. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has a Doomsday Clock. It is now only 2 1/2 minutes to midnight because of the failure of the world's leaders to curtail climate change and the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
The Campaign for a Nuclear Freeze was another of Peace Action's roots in the 1980s. But we need more than a nuclear freeze because only the abolition of nuclear weapons will guarantee they will never get into the hands of a terrorist group or ever be used.
Many members of Congress have watched from the sidelines while U.S. foreign and military policy has grown increasingly aggressive and the public less safe. When our progressive allies in Congress speak out, they are expecting us to have their back. Most of all, they look to the peace movement to help increase their number in Congress.