Campaign for Peaceful Settlement in Korea
The National Campaign for Peaceful Settlement in Korea
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of Korea¡¯s liberation from the Japanese colonialism, and also the 70th anniversary of Korea¡¯s division into two occupying zones that led to a tragic war and divided states, with seemingly perpetual animosities and conflicts.
2015 is also the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice, an armistice that has not been replaced with permanent peace treaty that will officially end the Korean War. Without a peace treaty in place, occasional military confrontations, spiraling arms race, collective suspicions and hostilities ensue without an end in sight.
As concerned citizens, we call for the signing of a peace treaty to end the Korean War as a prerequisite first step, and urge the stakeholders and policymakers to engage in negotiations aimed at reduction of tensions that will pave a way for a lasting peace settlement in the Korean Peninsula that includes normalization of relations, nuclear disarmament and conventional arms reduction.
Plan of Actions: (July 20 to August 16, 2015)
Letter-writing campaign to elected officials (local, state, national level)
Peace Advocacy Day on July 24 (visits to the Congress)
Rally on July 26 at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in DC
Rally at the White House on August 15
Symposium at the William Cho Peace Center, Fairfax, VA on August 15
Co-Initiators: National Association of Korean Americans (NAKA), Coalition for Korean Americans (CKA)
Endorsing Organizations: Good Friends USA, DC Methodist Church, Ham Seok-hun Society (DC), Korean Citizens Academy (DC)
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