How to Start a World Beyond War Chapter

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Volunteers have stepped forward to become World Beyond War country coordinators in over a dozen countries, and a group of activists in Vermont has proposed forming a World Beyond War chapter. So we’ve put together a short guide to creating your own chapter/group/club wherever you are (country/province/state/city/legislative district):

  1. Contact us and let us know. (Use form below.)
  2. Sign on as an organization to the peace pledge.
  3. Sign all members on as individuals to the peace pledge.
  4. Use flyers and signup sheets.
  5. Use event resources, and let us know to promote your events.
  6. Identify yourselves as World Beyond War using materials of your own making or our sky blue scarves, or our banners, buttons, shirts, hats, stickers, bags, cups, etc. (Let us know if you need materials in other languages.)
  7. Send us reports on your work.
  8. Send us ideas for campaigns, petitions, international collaborations, or any other advice or suggestions.
  9. Send us a link to your website or the content for a webpage on our site instead. Also send us the email address people who want to join your group can contact. (We’ll use a form like the one below so that you don’t get spammed.)
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10 Comments

  1. Chris Allegri says:

    Dear Folks ,
    I am currently on the planning committee of “From Hiroshima to Hope ” in Seattle, Wa. Our event is a one day gathering at a Seattle park commemorating the victims of the atomic bombs and all victims of war,violence,and aggression . As our event is only for one day I , personally would like to become more active in the peace movement. I have seen David Swanson speak and have read ” War is a Lie” 3 times now . I really admire what WBW is doing and would like to consider starting a chapter in Seattle . Could you please put me in touch with someone who has started a chapter so I can understand what is involved ?
    Thank you so much !
    Sincerely, Chris Allegri

    • Hi, Chris! I live in Maple Valley & am interested in joining with you.

      • Hi to both of you.
        We have a fulltime organizer starting January 16 who will be able to work with you. Until then you’re stuck with me. We have a guide to forming a World Beyond War chapter just above on this page.
        We’re just starting this, so any suggestions for changes to that guide would be much appreciated.
        A World Beyond War chapter can be a newly formed organization or an existing one that maintains its existing name and other affiliations.
        No dues need be paid.
        We’re considering the idea of putting together a package of scarves, buttons, flyers, books, DVDs, and sign-up sheets that chapters could purchase at a discount. If we do, would you be interested in that idea?
        We look forward to working with you!
        We do not yet have examples of chapters formed but I’ve just replied to emails from 7 that want to start, so there may be a list on this website soon.
        — David Swanson

    • annie didcott says:

      If you are female you could consider seeking out your nearest cell of the

      Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

      All the best.
      Annie.

  2. Sara Paulson says:

    I live in Connecticut. Anybody in CT interested? I’d like to hear.

  3. Sonja Mullerin says:

    I live in San Antonio and want to form a chapter, or join one if it already exists! Let me know!

    • We’re just beginning to form chapters and have heard from many but the chapters are not yet up and running. Yours can be among the first.
      We have a fulltime organizer starting January 16 who will be able to work with you. Until then you’re stuck with me.
      We’re just starting this, so any suggestions for changes to this guide would be much appreciated.
      A World Beyond War chapter can be a newly formed organization or an existing one that maintains its existing name and other affiliations.
      No dues need be paid.
      We’re considering the idea of putting together a package of banners, scarves, buttons, flyers, books, DVDs, and sign-up sheets that chapters could purchase at a discount. If we do, would you be interested in that idea?
      We can forward emails from chapter organizers to everyone on our email list in the area.
      We look forward to working with you!
      David

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