In our Winter Peacestock Breakout session, Veterans For Peace discussed strategies for 2021. Leveraging our unique position as veterans who seek peace and justice to increase the awareness of the costs of war.
Veterans For Peace (VFP) was founded in 1985 by 10 U.S. veterans in response to the global nuclear arms race and U.S. military interventions in Central America. The organization rapidly grew to more than 8,000 members in the buildup to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
VFP now has veteran and associate members in every U.S. state and several countries. VFP has over 120 chapters, including international chapters in Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Ireland. The organization holds a permanent Non-Governmental Organization seat at the United Nations. VFP is also the first military veterans’ organization invited to be a member of the International Peace Bureau based in Geneva, Switzerland. For all press inquiries, please contact Colleen Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-889-4515
VFP Supports Peacestock!