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

WILPF History: On 28 April 1915, during World War I, a unique group of 1,136 women from warring and neutral nations gathered in The Hague, the Netherlands, to discuss how to end the war and ensure permanent peace. The meeting ended with the foundation of the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom.

The organisers of the congress were prominent suffragists, who saw the link between their struggle for women’s right and the struggle for peace. They believed that the full and equal participation of women in the decision-making processes was necessary to achieve sustainable peace.

And they were right.

Today, more than 100 years later, WILPF is still advocating that women lead the way to change and that peace is only possible when more women with feminist approaches hold more positions of power, responsibility, and influence.

The Monterey County Branch of WILPF welcomes your membership in an international women’s peace organization that has advocated for peace for more than 100 years. As a WILPF member, you will receive occasional e-mail updates as well as the National WILPF magazine, Peace and Freedom, published semi-annually. Annual dues paid to our local branch are sent directly to WILPF U.S. to support the work and mission of both the National and International WILPF organizations. Please consider increasing the modest annual dues to include a gift to further the work of our Monterey County branch.

Download a copy of the WILPF membership application by clicking HERE.

Upcoming events:

Letter Writing to voters in Texas and Arizona for Vote Forward.  In person.
Wednesday, May 18, 1:30pm to 2:30 pm
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955

Vote Forward is a national organization that concentrates on getting out the vote in low voter turn-out areas across the country.  Statistics show an increase in voting in areas where encouraging letters have been sent by volunteers.  At this session, we will write to individuals in Texas and Arizona.  All materials will be provided.  Please bring your own blue pen.  

Monterey County Branch meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm Pacific Time, virtually. To obtain the Zoom link, contact Beverly Bean, Chair, at beverlygb@gmail.com.

Click HERE to download a pdf application to join WILPF.

Annual Membership Dues: 
Individual – $35.00
Household – $40.00
Life Membership – One time gift of $1500.00

Current Monterey County Branch Chair:
(2021 – 2022)
Beverly Bean
(831) 484-2451

WILPF Monterey County Branch is a member of the Peace Coalition of Monterey County

For more information about PCMC, visit the website: http://peacemonterey.org or contact PCMC Chair, Sidney Ramsden Scott, sramsdenscott@hotmail.com