Re-titled legislation to be introduced in House of Representatives early this year!
Tell Congress: Sign-on as co-sponsor!
The Peace Alliance has announced that soon after commencement of the 113th session of Congress, Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) will introduce legislation calling for establishment of a cabinet-level United States Department of Peacebuilding. This is a new title for the Dept. of Peace bill, but it will follow very closely to H.R. 808, previously introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich.
Please urge your member of Congress to become an original co-sponsor of this critical legislation or register his or her support with Representative Lee's office today. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/696/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12206
For those of you with newly elected House Members, you will not be able to use this tool, which will not be updated until later this month. Instead, call or write your Congressperson. Find your Congressperson at http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.
The time to prioritize peacebuilding is now. A U.S. Department of Peacebuilding would save lives and money by promoting and supporting effective policies and programs that address the root causes of violence and help all citizens to develop peaceful conflict resolution skills.
For more information, go to http://www.thepeacealliance.org/issues-advocacy/department-of-peace/index.html.