WESPAC

We have been a leading force for progressive social change in Westchester County, New York, since 1974.  We have been educating, agitating and organizing for a more just and peaceful world, an end to militarism and racism and a more fair economy that works for all.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Affinity Groups: Can They Advance Racial Equity?

    May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. Renewable Heat Now Press Event

    May 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  3. Slavery in Westchester County

    May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Anti-Asian Hate

    May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Rally for Healthcare on Friday!

    May 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Thomas Palley on Ukraine

Ukraine: What Will Be Done and What Should Be Done?    Thomas Palley Antiwar.com February 26, 2022   The inevitable has happened. Russia has invaded Ukraine. It was inevitable because the US and its NATO partners had backed Russia into a corner from which it could...

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Connie Hogarth, Founder of WESPAC, has passed away

Dear all, I write with the news that after a very full and rich life of 95 years, our founder, our friend, our mentor and our leader has passed away.  Connie Hogarth passed away peacefully in her sleep last night at home surrounded by loved ones.  A lifelong peace,...

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Buffer in a Bag Program

DEC Announces Annual 'Buffer in a Bag' Program The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that the application period for the Trees for Tribs' "Buffer in a Bag" Program is now open. Qualifying private and public landowners may apply...

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Jewish Educator Fired Over Blog Critical of Israel Sues

Please see relevant documents attached including an open letter to Westchester Reform Temple:   PRESS RELEASE  Jewish Educator Fired Over Blog Critical of Israel Sues  January 25, 2022 New York –    Jessie Sander today filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State...

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Act Now to Support Indigenous Schools

Act Now to Support Indigenous Schools New York State has consistently underfunded the three schools serving Indigenous students on their own nations for decades   Use Our Easy Online Letter Writing Tool Ahead of next week's national holiday celebrating the birth of...

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Si Spiegel

Many of you know Kazuko Ono. This article is all about her father, Si. He’s been a WESPAC supporter for many years and has an amazing story to tell!He Bombed the Nazis, Outwitted the Soviets and Modernized...

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Westchester Town Hall on Eviction Prevention

Dear Friend, There are 5.5 million tenants across NYS who are unregulated and have no eviction protection. More than 74,500 eviction cases have been filed post-pandemic. Westchester is second only to the NY Boroughs in numbers of evictions filed. We desperately need...

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צפו בטקס יום הזיכרון הישראלי-פלסטיני 2022 Watch The Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Ceremony 2022h شاهد مراسم يوم الذكرى الفلسطيني الإسرائيلي 2022[תגובות לא ראויות ימחקו] מיד בסיום הטקס אנחנו מזמינים אתכם להצטרף אל אחד מ-8 מפגשי הזום השונים. הפרטים כאן:www.theparentscircle.org/live_ceremony_2022-heb/مع نهاية المراسم ندعوكم للإنضمام الى 8 لقاءات زووم مختلفة. التفاصيل هنا:www.theparentscircle.org/ar/live_ceremony_2022-arb/At the end of the ceremony, you are all invited to join one of our 8 Zoom meetings.Details here: afcfp.org/post-memorial-zoom/ אנא המשיכו לתמוך בנו: bit.ly/3jbsFBgPlease, keep supporting us: bit.ly/3KA6lgH الرجاء استمروا بدعمكم لنا: bit.ly/3KA6lgH ... See MoreSee Less
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We all breathe what the Wheelabrator incinerator burns, especially the frontline Environmental Justice community of Peekskill, which is disproportionately impacted. Join us in the countywide discussion to address urgent questions and solutions to achieve environmental justice for Peekskill and cleaner air for everyone: Where does your garbage go? What are the environmental, health and climate impacts of burning trash? What does zero waste mean? What is Environmental Justice? What are the solution steps? EVENT DETAILS When: Tuesday, May 3, 6:30pm (Closed Captioning)What: Westchester County is gathering together on Zoom to screen the short environmental justice film The Sacrifice Zone, and discuss ways to move us away from trash incineration and towards sustainable, zero waste alternatives. Join countywide experts in a discussion about achieving environmental justice for Peekskill, and cleaner air for everyone.Where: On Zoom, register at zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lf-6rrDwtG9cWSSqL3t6ydTwlukRX1e7M ... See MoreSee Less
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State lawmakers are in their final two weeks of the legislative session! Join Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, Campaign for NY Health and partners at our state lawmakers’ offices in the Bronx and in Yonkers to demand a vote this session on the New York Health Act:

Important Congressional bill introduced by Congressmember Rashida Tlaib: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/1123/text

Send a message to NY lawmakers urging them to pass the Birds and Bees Protection Act, critical legislation that would safeguard pollinators, waterways, people, & the future of our food supply by banning unnecessary and harmful neonic uses. via @NRDC_AF https://on.nrdc.org/3CAeTj7

New Israeli Border Policies Track, Trace, and Restrict Palestinian Visitors to the West Bank @JewishCurrents https://jewishcurrents.org/new-israeli-border-policies-track-trace-and-restrict-palestinian-visitors-to-the-west-bank Ughh

BREAKING: 170+ orgs, including @MSF, @Oxfam, @amnesty, @PCGTW urge the Biden admin to reject the @wto’s bogus COVID text and push for the #TRIPSwaiver the world needs for access to vaccines, tests & treatments. http://ow.ly/5F8y50J3Vry

Westchester friends--don't miss this film and panel tonight (Monday) for #ParoleJusticeNY @WESPAC_NY @SURJ_914
https://bedfordplayhouse.org/the-interview/

New Yorkers protect your vote! Join me TODAY. Tweet NY Assembly Speaker @CarlHeastie & Chair of Committee on Election Law @TheRealLatriceW to pass A1115C. We must maintain the option to use hand-marked paper ballots, while protecting voters w/#disabilities. Call 718-654-6539 & RT

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