Peace Action Wisconsin (PAWI) is a peace and justice organization dedicated to making the connections between international issues and our local community. We work for a world with true economic and social equality, where the environment is preserved, and the threat of nuclear warfare has been abolished.
Founded as Milwaukee Mobilization for Survival in March of 1977, we were part of a national network of national peace and justice groups organized around the issues of nuclear weapons, nuclear power, the escalating arms race and the attendent decline in funding for human needs. National Mobilization for Survival grew to include over 125 peace and justice groups before its national office closed in 1992.
In January 1996 we affiliated with National Peace Action, which had been formed from the merger of SANE and the Nuclear Freeze Campaign. It is the largest grassroots peace and disarmament group in the country. In 1999 we became Peace Action-Wisconsin to reflect our statewide scope and membership.
At our annual membership meeting in December 2014, the Peace Action WI membership voted to transfer a majority of our campaign work to our sister organization, Peace Education Project of Peace Action Wisconsin, a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization