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Dept. of Peace Study Proposal

Proposing a new National League Study for the development of a Dept. of Peace and Nonviolence.

The Wheaton League proposed a new National League Study to consider the establishment of a Dept. of Peace and Nonviolence at the National Convention. The proposal was not adopted.

Proposing a New National Study on a Dept. of Peace and Nonviolence

The Wheaton League of Women Voters advocated a new national study on the establishment of a new department of Peace and Nonviolence. League members presented this proposal at the National Convention in Portland. Currently HR Bill 808, in the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, spells out the details of this proposal. Please follow the link on the left to see the full proposal. A leaflet with the same information is also available as a pdf file and a word document.

A Legacy of Peace

Thomas Jefferson's statements inspire our effort:

"I love peace, and am anxious that we should give the world still another useful lesson, by showing to them other modes of punishing injuries than by war, which is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer."

"War has been avoided from a due sense of the miseries, and the demoralization it produces, and of the superior blessings of a state of peace and friendship with all mankind."

"I value peace, and I should unwillingly see any event take place which would render war a necessary resource."

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