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What Is Women Against War?

Women Against War brings together Capital District women to work for peace. We advocate for changed US foreign policies through lobbying, leafleting, vigils, media outreach & educational events.

Women Against War offers speakers, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year. One of the WAW project groups, Grannies for Peace, holds annual vigils or demonstrations on Valentines Day (“war breaks Grannies hearts”), Mothers Day, and Veterans Day. The Iran project group advocates for negotiations with Iran by handing out leaflets, lobbying our legislators, and vigiling and leafleting with banners and photos of Iranians, at the popular August food festival at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. These are just examples of WAW’s busy schedule. Please join us!

To find some other recent news you can visit our current Project pages [see right sidebar for individual projects]

See our project pages for information about past and upcoming events.

Women Against War yard sign, 2015-2016Free Yard Sign Campaign:  All during 2016 Women Against War has made these yard, vigil, or window signs available.  We only produced 250 signs. You will now see them at vigils and demonstrations sometimes accompanied by a large banner with the same message.

July 12th: Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality170626_battle_net_day

What will happen on July 12th?

Websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. We’ll provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your followers / visitors to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we’ve shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!

Although July 12th is the world-wide day designated to save the internet, there are more opportunities to register a comment with the FCC and to make phone calls during this entire week and beyond
UPDATE
For an outstanding look at the millions of responses to the FCC and Congress and a gallery of different campaigns by advocacy groups you can follow this link.

July 12th, emails to Congress July 12th FCC commentsJuly 12th calls to congress

35 days left until the final deadline, stay tuned

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