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May 24 2023 Ceasefire Petition Delivery

Washington, D.C.

Peace in Ukraine activists deliver ceasefire petition and satirical blank check for the Pentagon to Senate Minority Leader (GOP-KY) Mitch McConnell’s office. (From left to right, Michelle Ellner, Carol Gilbert, Olivia DiNucci and Medea Benjamin.)

Chicago, IL

CODEPINK and Chicago Area Peace Action members deliver the ad to offices in Chicago. Click here to watch the video!

Madison, WI

Janet Parker, Dave and WISC Friends with Madison for World Beyond War deliver the Ceasefire Petition/Ad to Sen. Johnson, Senator Baldwin & Rep. Marc Pocan.

Milwaukee, WI

Activists delivered the petition to the offices of Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson and Congresswoman Gwen Moore.

San Francisco, CA

Gwen Epstein & David Harsough deliver petition and ads to offices of Ukrainian Consulate & Senator Alex Padilla.


Santa Barbara, CA

DSA-SB and CODEPINK present the Ceasefire in Ukraine petition to Esmeralda Estrada, foreign policy staffer in the district office of Congressman Salud Carbajal, a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

Bay Area, CA

Peace in Ukraine and CODEPINK activists deliver the ceasefire petition to Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office.

Harlem, NY

Alice Sutter delivered the copies of our petition for the ad and the Eisenhower Media Center ad with our cover letter to staff members of Congress Member Adriano Espaillat. Staff members Shana Marks, Dir. of Govt. and Community Affairs, Nina Norwood (in the photo) and Rolando Cespedes were very gracious and took time to listen.

Palo Alto, CA

The Peninsula/Palo Alto branch of WILPF delivered the two ads and the The Hill screenshots this afternoon to their Congresswoman  Anna Eshoo, CA 16th District, and went over the cover letter with her field rep Nicholas Hargis, who said he'd get all the materials sent  to Eshoo in DC "right away."

Dallas, TX

Dallas Activists from CODEPINK, VFP, and the Dallas Peace and Justice Center visited the North Texas offices of Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, and Representative Colin Allred to deliver petitions and the New York Times full-page ad urging diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine.

Philadelphia, PA

Jean Haskell and Nancy Cunningham, both members of the Granny Peace Brigade, Philadelphia, stand in front of Senator Robert Casey's office building and hand the petition to is legislative assistant.

Minneapolis, MN


Boston, MA 

Joseph Gerson & Paul Shannon deliver Ceasefire Petition-Ad to Senator Warren's Office.


Delivery to Cong. Ruben Gallegos (AZ) - Virginia Haulflaire, Judy Coburn, Suzanne Distaso.

Somerset, KY 

Virginia Meagher and Chet Sygiel delivered the petition and cover letter, as well as an enlarged copy of the ad in The NY Times on May 16 from the Eisenhower Media group, to the Hazard office of their US Representative, Hon. Harold “Hal” Rogers, KY 5th District.

Durham, NC 

Laura Gibney delivered the petition posted in the Hill and the letter in the NYT to Robyn Winneberger, Director of Constituent Services for Rep. Valerie Foushee, 4th District (Durham), North Carolina.

Huntsville, AL

Shawna in Dale Strong’s Huntsville office accepting the petition delivered by Joy Johnson.


Office of Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester

Newton, MA

Activists with Massachusetts Peace Action deliver ceasefire petition to a staffer for Congressman Jake Auchincloss.

Salem, MA

MAPA activist delivers ceasefire petition to staffer for Rep. Seth Moulton.


Peace Action Maine delivers petition to Rep. Pingree.


Roxanne Abbas explains the importance of the Hill and NYT ads to Emma Youngquist, District Director for Rep Dean Phillips, MN3.  Emma will convey our message to Dean and asked that we not publicly address Dean’s position on the issue.

Bellingham, WA

Gene Marx presents our petition to Chris Dingle (left), staffer for Congressman rick Larsen (D-WA 2).

Pasadena, CA

Lena Platt delivers petition/ad to Congresswoman Judy Chu's office.

Chester, PA

Mary Gay Scanlon’s staff member Hafiz Tunis, Jr. accepted the letter from Genie Silver and Cherrill Spencer.

Los Angeles, CA (Zoom)

Petition Delivery to Congressman Ted Lieu's Deputy District Director Joey Apodaca. L to R: Marcy Winograd, Reggie Wong, Sara Roos, Melanie Cohen, Mary Ruth, Jennifer Chung, Carolyn Waters, Joey Apodaca, Bill Reynolds, Jane Affonso.

Baltimore, MD

Delivery of peace petition to Rep. Kweisi Mfume of Baltimore. Shown in Photo is Charlie Cooper. Photo by Richard Ochs. Both constituents are members of Baltimore Peace Action.

Fresno, CA

Local peace activists representing Peace Fresno, the Fresno branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Coalición Primero de Mayo (May 1st Coalition) lobbied the Fresno staff of U.S. Senators Diane Feinstein and Alex Padilla, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, negotiations for a lasting peace there, and an end to military aid in the region.

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  • Virginia Meagher
    commented 2023-06-01 11:05:31 -0400
    Wow! It’s nice to know that so many others did the same as we did. I hope we all made an impact!