Our Mission

Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) provides resources and opportunities for empowerment through active grassroots participation in the growing global movement for economic and environmental justice. The earth and its inhabitants are endangered by the twin threats of global climate change and nuclear war, either of which could end the world as we know it.

• We embrace a world free of the growing devastation of global climate change.

• We work to reduce and eliminate the danger of nuclear weapons and excessive military spending.

• We promote peace and reject warfare as a valid method of resolving conflict.

• We confront the core, systemic injustices of political and corporate institutions that support ever-increasing financial inequities and block opportunity for all to share in the earth’s bounty.


Peace Action is the nation's largest grassroots peace network with chapters and affiliates in states across the country. We organize our network to place pressure on Congress and the Administration through write-in campaigns, Internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action. Through a close relationship with progressive members of Congress, we play a key role in devising strategies to move forward peace legislation. As a leading member of various coalitions, we lend our expertise and large network to achieving common goals.

At Peace Action, we believe that war is not a suitable response to conflict, that every person has the right to live without the threat from nuclear weapons and that America has the resources and responsibility to both protect and provide for its citizens.

Find out more about Peace Action National here.

The Issues: Military Spending

Bloated military spending is out of control. We need to re-prioritize.

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