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Judith Le Blanc
Field Director
Peace Action

Judith in her capacity as the Field Director for Peace Action, works with 35 affiliates representing 100,00 members for a demilitarized US foreign policy. Peace Action’s primary focus is the Move the Money Campaign, an effort to organize grassroots coalitions of community, labor and peace groups to change national spending priorities through local resolutions, legislative pressure and electoral activities. Ms. LeBlanc is currently helping to coordinate the activities of the New Priorities Network, a national network of community, labor and faith groups who are working to end the militarization of the federal budget to fund human needs. She has worked on a national level for the last 30 years on campaigns ranging from organizing labor marches, legislative lobbying to peace, disarmament and solidarity activities. Ms Le Blanc began her national political activity in 1973, working with the legal defense committee for the Wounded Knee occupation on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She is also an award winning, independent video and print journalist. Ms. Le Blanc has traveled extensively in the Middle East. In 2006, she participated in a peace delegation to the Middle East meeting with Iraqi parliamentarians in Amman, Jordan. She and others from the delegation went to Lebanon and spent the last week of the 2006 war, meeting with non-governmental organizations, displaced families in South Beirut, and labor and community leaders on the humanitarian efforts to respond to the crisis.

Judith is a member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma. She lives in Harlem, New York. Contact at jleblanc@peace-action.org. Cell phone: 917-806-8775.

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Friday, May 4, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Difficult Days Ahead in Afghanistan and at Home Commentary on President Obama's speech from Afghanistan. Impact of continued occupation on US and Afghan people.