The Walpole Peace and Justice Group had a booth at Walpole Day on Saturday, May 12. Thanks to the Walpole Recreation Day for a great job organizing the day, which went off fine despite the rain. Many people took our penny poll, showing how they would spend the Federal Budget if they had the choice. Ora made peace cranes and we had a visit by State Senator Paul Feeney. Our booth was next to our friends from Action Together Western Norfolk County, Walpole. (We wore our new shirts with our new professional logo designed by Adam Czachorowski.)Read More →

POSTS ON FACEBOOK and TWITTER IN LEAD UP TO TAX DAY RALLY 4/7: 50 yrs ago, in 1968, motivated by a desire for economic justice, Dr. MLK helped organize the Poor People’s Campaign march. Dr. King said, “…the highest patriotism demands the ending of the war and the opening of a bloodless war to final victory over racism and poverty.” #GCOMS 4/8: Ban Ki-Moon, UN General Secretary, said, “Massive military spending and new investments in modernizing nuclear weapons have left the world over-armed and peace under-funded.”  #GCOMS 4/9: Global military spending levels have risen steadily in recent years. In 2016, the world’s military spending amountedRead More →

Bio — Savina Martin Savina Martin, Eastern Massachusetts Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, will be the keynote speaker at the Walpole Tax Day Rally for Peace and Economic Justice on Saturday, April 14. Sponsored by the Walpole Peace and Justice Group, the rally will start at 10:00 AM on the Walpole Common at the Gazebo. After serving in the military shortly after high school, Savina Martin became concerned about issues related to homelessness among veteran women. In 1980, she launched a campaign on homelessness and housing in Boston which ultimately led to acquiring abandoned properties to provide housing to homeless single women. In herRead More →

The World Is Over-Armed and Peace Is Under-Funded Walpole Tax Day Rally for Peace and Economic Justice  On Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Walpole Peace and Justice Group will hold a Tax Day Rally at the Gazebo on the Walpole Common. Rally speakers will address the destructive consequences of exorbitant military spending at the expense of human needs. Our keynote speaker will be Savina Martin, Eastern Chair of the Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign.  We will be urging our elected leaders to: Address the widening gap between rich and poor Promote adequate funding for vital human services in the FederalRead More →

The Walpole Peace & Justice Group is holding a Tax Day Rally with speakers, informational handouts, & a multi-color 40-foot budget banner. Free. Open to the public. Saturday, April 14, 10-11:30 am, Walpole Common Gazebo. (Speakers at 10:30 am.) #walpolepeace #GDAMS #GCOMS Read More →