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November 2021

We joined Veterans For Peace on Armistice Day. One speech was especially valuable: (might only work if you have facebook)

October 2021 Our raytheon vigil commemorated Keep Space for Peace week. The new administration is keeping the Space Force, but should not.

September 2021 We voted via emails to endorse state legislation to have Massachusetts encourage negotiations to control and reduce nuclear weapons.
(S.1555, H.3688), (S.1556)

Bread and Roses, Sept 6.

Phil attended some Palestine events

We joined Reading's vigil on 9/11

August 2021 Our Hiroshima vigil was accompanied by local musicians, playing a rain date. (There were many rain dates this summer.)

We individually watched "Secret Wars" Ag 24, a panel about ongoing conflicts
July 2021 Brian and Boryana sent post cards to Maine
Some of us met with State Sen. Barry Finegold's office re. a Massachuietts Saudi Divestment bill

June 2021 Mary Kate graced our Raytheon vigil today.

May 2021

Brian, Boryana, Phil, and Pat were at the Veterans for Peace Memorial service on the Boston Common.

Boryana and Phil were on the front page of the national Veterans For Peace Newsletter.

Mary Kate organized a zoom meeting with Arthur Brien, now living with his daughter in NH. We were happy to see each other.

April 2021

MVPP members participated at the annual Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty, held in Reading on Good Friday.

March 2021
  Barbara Haack and Masood Sheikh met with Seth Moulton's new senior foreign policy advisor, Schuyler Moore, on March 8. Sunny Robinson, who had arranged the meeting through MAPA, expressed the group's concerns about peace, justice, and military budget. but response from Ms. Schuyler Moore indicated that Moultin's only focus was 'National Security.'

We met with Congresswoman Lori Trahan's staffer Mark McDevitt. Dee Halzak set up the meeting. Kathy Robinson spoke bout our ideals, Allan Sifferlen described HR 669, theRestricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2021, Phil Noyce A remembered a military veteran's view, and Dee Halzack explained how money would be better spent on Public Health. Mr. McDevitt shared that Congresswoman Trahan's plans very much align with ours. Noting that Ms. Trahan favored restoring authority to declare war back to Congress.

Our weekly vigil at Raytheon had a St. Patrick's Day theme, including a frozen bagpiper.

Some of us joined demonstrations supporting Asians, after the murders in Atlanta, GA.

February 2021

Marguerite Brien died February 14, 2021, faithful and supportive member for 35 years.

President Biden reduced arms sales to Yemen.

January 2021

January 22 Raytheon vigil for the Nuclear Treaty Becoming International Law. We plan to make a similar banner.

January 25 Raytheon vigil to stop supplying the war in Yemen (very cold)



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Merrimack Valley People for Peace meets monthly, on the fourth Tuesday,
at 7:30 pm,
at North Parish Church, North Andover.

Contact Merrimack Valley People for Peace       (978) 685-1389
            P.O. Box 573
            North Andover, MA 01845

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