Meet each organization that makes this coalition possible.
AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. The vision of AFT Washington is a just society with access for all to unions, education, health care, and social programs that provide equal opportunity. To that end, they will encourage and provide resources for potential members to become members, members to become activists, and activists to become leaders, growing the union, its scope, and its depth, so that our members see the power of the union, are drawn to it, and realize that the power comes from them, their commitment and involvement.
The Church Council has its roots in the worldwide ecumenical movement which began to flourish in the early 20th Century. The Seattle Federation of Churches was formed in 1919, and this ultimately became the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Over the years the Council has embraced all denominations and many interfaith partners. It has also developed a distinctly activist character in keeping with the Pacific Northwest’s pioneering spirit and the Christian call for compassion.
Earth Care not Warfare (ENW) is a network of local groups working for a just peace and against U.S. Wars. They seek to build a safe, just, sustainable community and world by exposing the harmful environmental, financial, and human impacts of war. ENW joined this coalition to stop the new nuclear arms race and to abolish nuclear weapons.
JCMA's mission is to serve Jefferson County by encouraging and equipping the body of Christ through local churches and ministries and the people who support them. This will be accomplished through regular fellowship gatherings, prayerful discernment, and education.
El Centro de la Raza is a voice and a hub for Seattle and Martin Luther King, Jr. County’s Latino community, as they advocate on behalf of their people and work to achieve social justice. They work to raise awareness with the general public, and government, business and civic leaders about the needs of the Chicano/Latino community in the United States. The organization has a strong commitment to the struggle for civil rights for all persons, regardless of race, and a rich history of services to the community. Along with their local work, they maintain an international perspective and connections and continue to work for positive social change in the global community.
Fire Mountain Chapter of FOR has been part of Western Washington FOR since 1985. They are a small group in conjunction with Veterans For Peace Rachel Corrie Chapter. The two organizations have continued a weekly peace vigil in front of the Centralia Library since mid-October 2002. They offer a public discussion group called Lewis County Community Conversations monthly bringing together folks with various political views.
Seattle FOR is the local chapter of an international faith-based pacifist organization. The regional organization is Western Washington FOR, which is also linked to National FOR. Over 40 countries belong to the International FOR.
Tacoma FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, equality, peace and justice. The organization links with Western Washington FOR and National FOR.
WWFOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, equality, peace and justice. It links and strengthens FOR members and chapters throughout Western Washington in promoting activities consistent with the national FOR statement of purpose. WWFOR helps members and chapters accomplish together what we could not accomplish alone.
From Hiroshima to Hope commemorates the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war and violence. They educate for peace, non-violent conflict resolution and nuclear disarmament through a public outdoor event on August 6th each year with music, speakers and a lantern-floating ceremony.
The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action was founded in 1977. The center is on 3.8 acres adjoining the Trident submarine base at Bangor, Washington. The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action offers the opportunity to explore the roots of violence and injustice in our world and to experience the transforming power of love through nonviolent direct action. They resist all nuclear weapons - especially the Trident ballistic missile system.
Health Alliance International (HAI) is recognized globally as an organization that combines a service ethic and solidarity with the critical thinking and rigor of its academic base. For 30 years, HAI has provided substantial support and solidarity to our government partners to strengthen primary health care. Central to HAI's mission is supporting the public sector, which is especially important in the face of decades of austerity and privatization imposed on these governments
Lewis County is extremely conservative politically. Lewis County Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons' mission is to educate (and possibly agitate) citizens of Lewis County in the facts about nuclear weapons and to create an environment in which open dialogue, regardless of political persuasion, can take place.
We are a local group of peace activists focusing our efforts on Information and Advocacy for Nuclear Disarmament. We gather information about nuclear history and the weapons industry that has subsequently grown so powerful, and try to make that information comprehensible and available for concerned citizens, through meetings, print and digital presentations, and collaborative activities with other groups.
The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons includes members of local Veterans for Peace chapters, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and other concerned local activists. In collaboration with WANW, the coalition carries out educational campaigns and grassroots advocacy to engage the public and influence local elected officials. The coalition includes Fellowship of Reconciliation - Olympia, and Veterans for Peace chapter 109.
OPP - Olympic Peninsula Progressives - emerged out of the 2016 Presidential primary season, with a commitment to continue to work for the very same issues, which led them to support Bernie Sanders. The new organization embraced the International Campaign for Nuclear Abolition (ICAN) by holding an empowering event to celebrate ICAN's receiving the Nobel Peace Prize; which provided a presentation by Ground Zero Non Violence Center and other supporters who have been in the Nuclear Abolition Movement for many decades. From this, OPP gave a new & renewed voice on the NOP towards Nuclear Abolition.
Grounded in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, Pax Christi USA (PCUSA) is a membership organization that rejects war, preparation for war, every form of violence and domination, and personal and systemic racism. As PCUSA, a section of Pax Christi International, they are a Catholic peace and justice movement that seeks to model the Peace of Christ in their witness to the mandate of the nonviolence of the Cross.
Surrounded by the ebb and flow of downtown Seattle, Plymouth Church UCC resides at the heart of progressive spiritual experience steeped in service to our community and world. Their spiritual connection with Christ moves us toward one another to: Do Justice, Love Kindness and Walk... Humbly.
The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane engages everyday people to build a just and nonviolent world through community organizing and leadership development for human rights, economic justice, and peace. They organize against militarism and war, and oppose nuclear weapons because they want to protect people and the planet.
Phinney Neighbors For Peace & Justice (PNPJ) formed in December 2002, just prior to the invasion of Iraq. They have been affiliated with the broader SNOW Coalition for many years. PNPJ responded quickly with their support of the WANW Coalition, to express deep concern over the rising issue of nuclear weapons. The organization hopes that their efforts will help “connect the dots” that can tie together the peace/anti-war, environmental, Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights and other movements for fundamental social and economic change.
Port Townsend Friends Meeting (PTFM) is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and attends a Monthly Meeting of the North Pacific Yearly Meeting in the town of Port Townsend. Quakerism has strong Christian roots and currently is inclusive of Buddhist, Wiccan and other spiritual threads. Simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality are central to their religion. PTFM is inclusive, and advocate for non-violence.
Snohomish County Peace Action is a part of the local SNO-KING Meaningful Movies project to inform people in the community about various issues of interest to us all. SNO-KING Meaningful Movies presents social justice documentary films on the 2nd Saturday of the odd number months of the year - along with a forum for open community discussions. Their purpose has been to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. They are an all-volunteer, community-owned organization.
Social Equity Educators is a rank and file caucus of Seattle Education Association educators that focuses on democratic, anti-racist, and anti-oppression policies and practices in our classrooms, schools, and communities. SEE engages in local, national, and international social movements for liberation and radical change by building alliances and addressing the roots of institutional racism and other forms of injustice.
The South Seattle Climate Action Network is a community of concerned citizens who seek to elevate the importance of climate justice via community building, educating our elected officials, and partnering with allied organizations. They also seek to develop strong relationships with our South Seattle State Legislators to support meaningful environmental and climate legislation, and to promote a sustainable and equitable future for our people and the planet. They recognize that nuclear weapons are a threat to our environment and our planet and, as such, we also ask our legislators to work to reduce and ultimately ban nuclear weapons.
The UN Association in Seattle are dedicated to inspire, educate and mobilize the members of the Greater Seattle community to support the principles and fundamental work of the United Nations, along with our advocacy for the full engagement by the USA in the United Nations. The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968) and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (2017) are two of the United Nations important achievements. The full implementation of these treaties is a vital goal of the United Nations and of UNA-USA.
Bellingham's Veterans For Peace Chapter 111 is part of an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. They are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war. Since a cornerstone of their statement of purpose is to work to end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons, their chapter wholeheartedly supports the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (WANW) coalition and its goal of preventing nuclear war and abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide.
Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. Our mission statement includes ending the arms race and eliminating nuclear weapons. The Rachel Corrie Chapter 109 Veterans For Peace in Olympia, Washington .joined the Washington Coalition Against Nuclear Weapons because they recognize fulfilling this mission, requires working together.
Veterans For Peace, Greater Seattle Chapter 92 is part of an international veterans organization dedicated to peace and non-violence. Having gone to war, members have come home to expose the human, environmental, and financial cost of war - to work to refrain our government from intervening in the internal affairs of other nations, and eliminating war and nuclear weapons as a means of resolving conflict.
Spokane VFP Chapter #35, was founded in 1989. Rusty Nelson, past co-director of the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane is President. Peacefully working for Peace expands the interests of members in our community. Current projects include a Nuclear Free Zone for Spokane, Truth In Recruitment in Spokane Public Schools, Separating the Lilac Festival from the nation's largest Armed Forces Torchlight Parade held each May, and converting Fairchild AFB to a public interest enterprise (Peace) campus.
WPSR’s work focuses on preventing the major threats to human health. Their advocacy is rooted in science, sustainability, compassion, peace, and justice/equity. As health professionals, they are scientists and only rely on evidence to guide their work. WPSR is a proud coalition member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). They won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in passing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, in which over 120 countries voted to enact an international ban on nuclear weapons. The U.S. was not one of those countries. WPSR believes we must send a strong message to our government that we can no longer tolerate these inhumane and indiscriminate weapons and the threat they pose.
The neighborhood group formed when SNOW (Sound Non-Violent Opponents of War) organized to oppose the build up to the Iraq war in December 2002. As they worked together to try to prevent that war, they realized that they all generally agreed on: war not being a good solution to disputes, and that humans would do well to avoid war - especially nuclear war. So, the group continued to work together to promote peace. To incorporate the idea of how injustice generates all kinds of problems including wars, West Seattle Neighbors for Peace amended their name in 2005, and are now West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice.
The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center works to create a voice for peace and social justice in Whatcom County, through partnerships with local community and religious organizations, direct action, public witness, and education on alternatives to violence and war. They call on our government and society to disavow policies of violence and seek a culture of peace.