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Peace Action New York State

a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization

Peace Action New York State (PANYS) is the state affiliate of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace network with chapters and affiliates across the country placing pressure on Congress and the Administration to promote peace. We are a 501(c)4 membership organization that uses lobbying and direct political action to complement the work of the Peace Action Fund of New York State. We connect activists in community and campus chapters for coordinated action to demand U.S. foreign policy that promotes diplomacy and human needs, and to challenge militarism at home and abroad. With chapters across the entire state, Peace Action New York is able to mobilize and organize thousands of students, community activists and policymakers. State-wide actions are coordinated through the state office, and we bring the voice of New York to the national level. In election years, PANYS also coordinates the Peace Voter campaign to educate voters, endorse candidates who support peaceful policy, and get out the vote across New York!

Peace Action Fund of New York State

a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

The Peace Action Fund of New York State (PAFNYS) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting the non-violent resolution of conflict, the abolition of nuclear weapons, halting the global spread of conventional arms, building a human rights culture and supporting human needs instead of militarism. We pursue these goals through the production and dissemination of educational materials for the public, activists and policy makers, as well as through community organizing initiatives and public outreach. Since 2012, PAFNYS’ Student Organizing Program has provided educational resources and mentorship to undergraduate students who establish campus-recognized Peace Action chapters on their campuses.

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a history of activism

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