Maryland Peace Action Annual Membership Meeting

Below is our Current Board Members, it will depend on the MDPA members who attend the Nov 4 event who will be board members next year.

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Brief Summary of Chapter Activities of MDPA, 2023

The Golden Rule:

The Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat sailed to Annapolis, Baltimore, and Havre de Grace in May, and several chapters of Maryland Peace Action welcomed the sailors.  The Anne Arundel chapter organized an official welcome ceremony, and the Baltimore chapter secured a welcome plaque from the City Council.

Annual commemoration of U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Frederick, and Prince George’s County chapters commemorated the bombings in different ways, including vigils, online presentations, meetings with members of Congress, and the showing of a film.

Activities of individual chapters:

Anne Arundel members concluded the 24th peace writing contest for Maryland Middle School students.

Baltimore members demonstrated at the offices of Congressional representatives; campaigned outside election polling places for peace; protested outside the White House; joined the Peace in Ukraine coalition and participated in actions in October.

Frederick members visited and donated rose bouquets to embassies in DC of those nations that had signed the Treaty to Prevent Nuclear Weapons.

Montgomery County members co-sponsored a visit from the director of a youth arts program in Bethlehem; challenged the County’s resolution to adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism; engaged in community outreach efforts, including leafletting at the film “Oppenheimer”; was part of the peace float delegation at the Annapolis Military Bowl parade in January; and organized a “Modi Not Welcome” protest.

Prince George’s County members sponsored a talk by a native Ukrainian that drew an audience of 44 people; held a Ukraine vigil every Sunday; and distributed 200 fliers at screenings of “Oppenheimer.”

Maryland United for Peace and Social Justice members advocated for the reduction of military spending in the U.S. budget; advocated at the Federal level for repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (HR 932); worked with Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland to support the “Back from the Brink” resolution, resulting in the Prince George’s County Council unanimously passing a “Back from the Brink” resolution; wrote letters to Representatives Ivey and Raskin that helped to secure their sponsorship of HR 77, repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force.


Don’t miss our annual membership meeting!

November 4, 1:30 pm

Sandy Spring Friends Meeting,
17715 Meeting House Road, Sandy Spring, MD