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Thursday, October 13, 2011

National Peace Action director to speak in Kansas City

Kevin Martin
Kansas City, Mo. ― Kevin Martin, the Executive Director of Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund, will appear at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Kansas City on Oct. 16, at 1:00 p.m.

His address is entitled “Endless War, Endless Costs, Endless Nuclear Weapons: The Crying Need to Change America’s Flawed Military and Economic Priorities.”

Martin has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC-TV and radio, and many other local, national and international radio and television outlets.

Peace Action is the nation's largest grassroots peace network, with chapters and affiliates across the country, including PeaceWorks, its Kansas City-based chapter.

According to Henry Stoever, Chair of the PeaceWorks Board of Directors, “We are bringing Kevin Martin to Kansas City to call attention to what our city has done—sold up to $815 million in municipal bonds to private investors to finance the new nuclear weapons plant.”

“Kansas City,” Stoever said, “is the only city in the world so involved in creating and financing a nuclear bomb production plant.”

Members of PeaceWorks and Kansas City Peace Planters, a coalition of regional groups, are petitioning to place two initiatives on the April ballot. One measure calls for development of a plan to create alternative jobs for the plant’s workers, while the other seeks an end to Kansas City’s role in financing the production of parts for nuclear weapons. For more information on these petitions, go to  http://www.peaceworkskc.org/.

Peace Action was founded in 1957 through the merger of The Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.

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