“Remembering Hiroshima, Preventing Nuclear War” Sunday Aug 4th at the State Museum

Remembering Hiroshima, Preventing Nuclear War:
An Educational Experience
SUNDAY Aug 4th, 2PM-4PM

The State Museum, Gervais Room (2nd Floor by Main Staircase)
301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201
Join us for the 29th Annual Hiroshima Vigil/Remembrance in Columbia, SC.  This year we’ll feature an interactive exhibit featuring storytelling, arts and craft making (peace cranes, lanterns), video and more remembering the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and highlighting efforts to prevent nuclear war.  Drop in!
Free and open to the public.  $1 Admission to the rest of The State Museum.
Facebook Event
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)

ACTION ALERT: Netanyahu Speech Undermines Diplomacy with Iran


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fearmongering speech to Congress today undermines President Obama and our allies’ efforts to negotiate a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.  Containing naked fearmongering, outright lies, illogical statements, unrealistic demands and even a few valid points, Bibi Netanyahu’s speech is at best an Israeli election year ploy and at worst an attempt to inject a foreign government’s agenda into Congress, sabotaging an Iran peace deal. The time to speak out is NOW…

TAKE ACTION! Tell Your Congressman to Support Diplomacy with Iran

1. Take Netanyahu’s Speech with a Grain of Salt

2. Support President Obama and our Allies’ Diplomatic Efforts for a Nuclear Deal with Iran.

Email & Call your Congressmen! A list of contact information is below.

*Representative James Clyburn (SC-6) was the lone South Carolina Congressman to have skipped the speech.  Please thank him for taking a stand and voice your support for diplomacy.

Willing to write a letter to your newspaper on this?  Or meet with your Rep’s local office?

Contact us info[AT] carolinapeace.org

Look up your Congressmen & Learn More…


1. Write one email message; copy and paste to send to your 1 Representative in the House & two Senators. Three birds, one stone.  Keep it short and to the point, but put it in your own words.

2. Call your Rep in the House, and then call the two Senators if you have time. Reps are more responsive to phone calls.  They will ask for your name, city/address.  Make your points briefly, short and to the point.  They are likely just keeping a tally so they don’t need to hear your opinion in depth.

South Carolina Congressional Contact Info:

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Phone: Washington DC Office (202) 224-5972

Email: http://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.EmailSenatorGraham

Local Offices: http://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.OfficeLocations

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)

Phone: Washington DC Office (202) 224-6121, Toll Free: (855) 425-6324

Email: http://www.scott.senate.gov/contact/email-me

Local Offices: http://www.scott.senate.gov/office/washington-dc


Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1, R)


Phone Washington DC Office: (202)

Email: http://sanford.house.gov/contact/email-me

Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2, R)

Phone Washington DC Office: (202) 225-2452

Email: http://joewilson.house.gov/contact/email-me

Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-3, R)

Phone Washington DC Office: (202) 225-3216

Email: https://jeffduncan.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4, R)

Phone Washington DC Office: (202) 225-6030

Email: http://gowdy.house.gov/contact/default.aspx

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-5, R)

Phone Washington DC Office: (202) 225-5501

Email: https://mulvaney.house.gov/email-mick

Rep. James Clyburn (SC-6, D)* Skipped the Speech, Thank Him!

Phone Washington DC Office: (202) 225-3315

Email: https://clyburn.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Rep. Tom Rice, (SC-7, R)

Phone Washington DC Office: (202)

Email: http://tomriceforms.house.gov/contact/

Learn More…

FCNL (Friends Coalition on National Legislation) Kate Gould: “What Netanyahu Got Wrong” http://fcnl.org/blog/2c/netanyahu_wrong/

Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now, “11 Lies Netanyahu Told Congress”: http://m.forward.com/blogs/forward-thinking/215878/-lies-netanyahu-told-congress-on-iran/

Arms Control Association:  Netanyahu on the Iran Nuclear Deal, A Reality Check: http://www.armscontrol.org/Issue-Briefs/2015-03-03/Netanyahu-On-the-Iran-Nuclear-Issue-A-Reality-Check

Judge for Yourself [Netanyahu Speech to Congress 2015 FULL TRANSCRIPT]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/03/03/full-text-netanyahus-address-to-congress/

Congressmen who skipped the speech: http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/26/politics/democrats-missing-netanyahu-whip-list/index.html