Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Panel Presentation: The Effects of U.S. Sanctions on Iraq, Iran and North Korea

Monday, December 10, 2012

Candlelight Vigil: Seeking Two Million Friends to End the War in Afghanistan



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Past Events: 2010

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We are proud of our political/social education, fundraising, community outreach, and other activism events! The events listed below were presented, hosted, or strongly supported by Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace or our members during 2010.

Spring 2010

Demonstration Against Escalation of Afghanistan War

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

4:00–5:30 p.m.

Office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Blair Arcade Building, 165 Western Avenue North (at Selby Avenue), St. Paul, MN

Tell Representative Betty McCollum that the people of Minnesota do not support the war in Afghanistan. Urge her to vote against funding for the escalation of the war.

Join Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace, along with the Twin Cities Peace Campaign, the Anti-War Committee and Women Against Military Madness in a demonstration outside Congresswoman McCollum’s office in St. Paul.

Congress will soon vote on a $33 billion supplemental funding bill for the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The funds will be used to escalate the war, including an attack this summer on the Afghan city of Kandahar. Betty McCollum has made it clear that she intends to support this additional $33 billion for the war.

The war in Afghanistan will not make the world safer; the escalation can only lead to more horrendous loss of life and increased hostility toward the United States.

We also ask that you call her office today to tell her to Vote "NO" on the $33 billion supplemental funding for the war in Afghanistan: (651) 224-9191 (St. Paul) and (202) 225-6631 (Washington, D.C.).


Click here to view and print a flyer for this event.


Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace, Women Against Military Madness, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and the Anti-War Committee

More Information

Anne Benson at or (651) 647-0580


Summer 2010

Minnesota Neighbors for Peace Metro-Wide Potluck Picnic

Sunday, August 8, 2010

4:00–8:00 p.m.

Newell Park, 900 North Fairview Avenue (corner of Fairview and Pierce Butler Route), St. Paul

All friends and neighbors interested in supporting efforts for peace and justice are welcome! Please join us for this fun annual picnic — a time to feast and socialize with friends old and new while enjoying a beautiful summer evening.

Please bring a dish to share, as well as your own beverages. Grills are available at the park and charcoal will be provided. Plates, utensils, napkins, and cups will also be provided.

Notes: No alcohol is allowed in the park, and dogs must be on a leash at all times. Politicians and public office-holders are welcome to attend and socialize, but no stump speeches, please.

Whether this is your first Neighbors for Peace picnic or your ninth, we look forward to seeing you!


Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace

More Information

Krista Menzel or Anne Benson at, (651) 641-7592, or (651) 647-0580.


Fall 2010

8th Annual Winter Solstice Peace Vigil8th Annual Winter Solstice Peace Vigil
Light a Candle for Peace on the Darkest Night of the Year

Sunday, December 19, 2010

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Corner of Snelling and Summit Avenues, St. Paul, MN

Bring a candle and join neighbors from throughout the Twin Cities to quietly witness for peaceful solutions to world problems.

After the vigil, warm up and socialize at a local Grand Avenue restaurant or coffee shop (to be determined).

If you can't attend the vigil, light a candle in your window for peace and be with us in spirit.

Note: This event will not be held if the temperature is below 10°F.
Note (December 19): The vigil is on, and there will be media coverage! Bring your family and friends and let's fill the snowy islands with candles and peace signs!


Click here to view and print a flyer/poster for this event.


Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace

More Information

Krista Menzel or Anne Benson at, (651) 641-7592, or (651) 647-0580.

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