Leadership

The PCMC Steering Committee is comprised of one representative from each of the PCMC Member Organizations. Four of these representatives are selected to serve as PCMC administrative officers for a one-year term ending in December. Officers:

The 2018 term:

  • PCMC Co-Chairpersons:  Sidney Ramsden Scott (scramsdenscott@hotmail.com) and Deborah Warcken (dwarcken@comcast.net)
  • PCMC Secretary: Deborah Warcken
  • PCMC Treasurer: Lawrence Samuels (lawsam1951@hotmail.com)

If you would like to bring an issue or action to the PCMC Steering Committee, we ask that you first approach one of the PCMC Member Organizations for their sponsorship. That organization’s PCMC representative can then bring the issue to the PCMC Steering Committee.

PCMC Reps — Description:

If you want to have information posted on the PCMC website, the people to talk to are in the list below. Each of the PCMC Member Organizations designates one person to post their organization’s business on the PCMC website. Each can post items to the planning calendar, the actions/petitions/boycotts tools, and edit their organization’s profile page.

Representation

  • George Riley (Green Party, Monterey County)
  • Deborah Warcken (Humanist Association of the Monterey Bay Area — HAMBA)
  • David Henderson or Lawrence Samuels (Libertarians for Peace of Monterey County)
  • Katharina Harlow  (Middle East Study Group)
  • Jan Black (Monterey County Democratic Central Committee)
  • Joyce Vandevere (Monterey Peace and Justice Center)
  • Judy Karas (Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting–Quakers)
  • Steven Goings (Quazar)/Akin Miller (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Monterey County Branch)
  • Angela Johnson (National Lawyers Guild, Monterey Bay Area)
  • Sidney Ramsden Scott (Occupy Monterey Peninsula)
  • Celia Bosworth (Peace Corps Volunteers  (Returned) of Monterey Bay)
  • Josh Stewart (Progressive Democrats for America)
  • Karen Araujo (Unitarian Universalist Church, Monterey Peninsula, Social Justice Committee)
  • Tom Lee (Veterans for Peace, chap. 46)
  • Lorita Fisher (United Nations Association/USA, Monterey Bay Chapter)
  • Stefani Mistretta (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch)

 

Membership Organizations

Green Party, Monterey County

The Green Party Monterey County (GPMC) works toward building a political system accountable to the people and consistent with the principles of freedom, equality, fairness, sovereignty, human rights and uncorrupted democracy.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/205135566199820/

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Humanist Association of the Monterey Bay Area

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

Visit their website: http://www.hambaonline.weebly.com/

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Libertarians for Peace, Monterey County

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
We are Libertarians who are committed to promoting an end to United States military intervention which we believe carries out an imperialist agenda that benefits powerful government and corporate special interests at the expense of the lives, liberty and prosperity of Americans and of peoples worldwide. We are opposed to the militaristic view that violence can resolve all conflicts, and to the massive surveillance of innocent civilians, especially those engaged in political activity against war and government civil liberties abuses.

Libertarians believe that the Americans must show the world the light of liberty — not the fist of a new world order. We must emphasize to the people of the world that true peace can only come when governments, where they are constituted, use militaries only for self-defense and stop using them to repress internal dissent, squash separatist movements and threaten other nations. We also hold to the Non-Aggregations Principle (NAP) where “no one may threaten or commit violence (‘aggress’) against another man’s person or property.”

We are committed to World Liberty through World Peace. To Peace through Freedom.

Visit their website:  http://www.libertarians4peace.net/

Monterey County Democratic Central Committee

What Is A Democratic Central Committee?

County Central Committees are in charge of the Democratic Party campaigns in their county, under the general direction of the State Democratic Party. Central Committees raise funds, plan election activities, and may open campaign headquarters. Several County Committees have permanent offices and staff. In addition, the Monterey County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) charters local Democratic Clubs with dues paying memberships of a minimum of 20 registered Democrats.

Representatives to the MCDCC are elected every two years (in even numbered years). Representation on the MCDCC is based on the number of registered Democrats within each County Supervisorial District and members must live in the Supervisorial District which they represent. Members can be local Democrats elected to the Committee, as well as partisan-level Democratic nominees or Democratic Elected Officials (ex-officio members) who live in the county.

Visit their website: http://www.montereycountydemocrats.org/

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Monterey Peace and Justice Center

The Mission of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center is to educate, inspire and mobilize the people of Monterey County to cultivate peace, social justice, nonviolence, democracy, and environmental sustainability in our community and the world.

We invite you to visit our website, join us on Facebook, contact us about programs and upcoming events, or become a supporter.

MPJC
1364 Fremont Boulevard
Seaside, CA 93955
831-899-7322

montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

Visit their website: https://peacecentral.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/montereypeaceandjusticecenter/

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Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Religious Society of Friends (Quarters) founded organization working for peace and social justice in the United States and around the world. AFSC was founded in 1917 as a combined effort by American members of the Religious Society of Friends to assist civilian victims of World War I. It continued to engage in relief action in Europe and the Soviet Union after the Armistice of 1918. By the mid-1920s it focused on improving racial relations in the U.S., as well as exploring ways to prevent the outbreak of another conflict before and after World War I. As the Cold War developed, it moved to employ more professionals rather than Quaker volunteers, and over time attempting to broaden its appeal and respond more forcefully to racial injustice, women’s issues, and demands of sexual minorities for equal treatment.

Visit their website:  http://www.afsc.org/

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Occupy Monterey Peninsula

Occupy Monterey is a peaceful, all-inclusive group acting in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and the 1000+ movements in affiliated cities worldwide.

Occupy Monterey Peninsula has been established to show our solidarity with the worldwide movement. We, the 99% of Occupy Monterey, through collective action and organization, set out to bring to light the actions of those individuals who have blatantly abused, socially and economically, our capitalist system.

We currently hold General Assemblies at 2:30 PM on Saturdays at Colton Hall in Monterey at 570 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940..

Visit their website: http://www.occupymontereypeninsula.org/

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Progressive Democrats of America, Monterey

The Progressive Democrats of Monterey seek to build a Democratic party that prioritizes people and not corporations. We favor policies that promote peace and economic opportunity for all, while respecting civil and human rights as the foundation of a free and just society.

We welcome progressive Democrats and others who are aligned with our values and mission. Our 2014 local goals include working on the following issues:

  • Campaign Finance Reform and Move to Amend
  • Prison-Justice Reform
  • Fracking Moratorium
  • Progressive Solutions to Homelessness

For more information, “Like”our club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MontereyPDA/

Visit their website:  www.montereycountydemocrats.org/progressive-democrats-monterey

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Unitarian Universalist Church, Monterey Peninsula, Social Justice Committee

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula is a community of people with varying religious beliefs who come together to learn from many religious and philosophical traditions. We do this through the use of stories, music, poetry, drama, science and the writings of many learned people from the past and the present.

Instead of centering our religion on specific beliefs, we gather around shared moral values that include the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Social justice is one of the principles upon which Unitarian Universalism is based. The areas of service that we are currently concentrating on are:

Gateway Center project will work to preserve the community initiated program which provides housing, a developmental levels program, community involvement and family style living for the developmentally disabled at Gateway Center.

Green Sanctuary program will involve the congregation in earning UUA Green Sanctuary Accreditation. green@uucmp.org

I-HELP/Shelter Plus. I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) provides dinner and overnight housing for 20 homeless men at the church on the second Sunday each month. Shelter Plus maintains a 16 bed facility in Seaside that provides shelter and services to women and their children experiencing homelessness. ihelpshelter@uucmp.org

LEAP (Literacy Early Action Project) will partner with the Panetta Institute Monterey Reads Program in recruiting volunteers to serve the children and learn about the enormous problems and potential solutions to literacy failings in Monterey County. leap@uucmp.org

Legislative Ministry works to assemble as many people as necessary to conduct educational forums and letter writing and telephone campaigns for legislation supported by the California Unitarian Universalist Ministry. Current issues include health care reform, marriage equality and climate change/water justice. legislativeministry@uucmp.org

Peace Coalition of Monterey County, of which UUCMP is a founding member, is a coalition consisting of community organizations dedicated to finding peaceful solution to local and world problems.peace and justice calendar

Visit their web site: http://www.uucmp.org/

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Veterans for Peace, John Steinbeck IV, Chapter 46 of Monterey Peninsula

Veterans for Peace (VFP) is a national organization of veterans and associate members who advocate for the ultimate abolishment of war through non-violent educational and humanitarian means. These members make up 135 nationwide chapters and dozens of international affiliations. Our local chapter 46 serves Monterey County. Your VFP chapter 46 contact person is Phillip Butler, 831-649-1336, email butlerphil@comcast.net.

Visit their web site: http://www.veteransforpeace.org/

Local: https://www.facebook.com/JohnSteinbeckIV/

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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meets at the Peace Resource Center on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. For details see our website www.wilpfmontereycounty.org or phone 831-372-5762

WILPF International:
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the oldest women’s peace organization in the world. It is an international NGO with Sections in 37 countries, covering all continents. The International Secretariat is based in Geneva with a New York UN office.

Jane Addams Peace Association (JAPA)
The Jane Addams Peace Association is the 501(c)(3) education affiliate of WILPF. It was founded in 1948 “to foster a better understanding between the people of the world toward the end that wars may be avoided and a more lasting peace enjoyed.” In addition to serving as fiscal sponsor for WILPF and administering several funds for peace work, JAPA annually gives Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards to honor publications from the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.

WILPF at the United Nations
WILPF has had consultative status (category B) with the UN through the Economic and Social Council since 1948. WILPF also has Special Consultative Relations with the Food and Agricultural Organisation in Rome, the International Labour Organisation in Geneva and the United Nations Children’s Fund in New York. WILPF is represented at UN headquarters in New York, in Geneva and in Paris.

The PeaceWomen Project
The PeaceWomen Project monitors and works toward rapid and full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. It is based in the WILPF UN Office in New York.

Reaching Critical Will
Reaching Critical Will is an initiative from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom that started in 1999 with a single focus: to increase the quality and quantity of non-governmental organization preparation for and participation in the 2000 Review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. At that time, leaders in the peace and disarmament movements identified the need for a critical mass of political will to be exerted to encourage a positive outcome of the 2000 meeting of 187 governments. Since then, the initiative has expanded to provide primary resources and information around other disarmament fora, namely the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, and the General Assembly First Committee which is focused on Disarmament and International Security.

Visit their website: https://www.facebook.com/WILPFMonterey/

National: http://wilpfus.org/

 

 

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