Veterans for Peace is an educational
non-profit organization dedicated to the
abolishment of war
Veterans for Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and associates. We accept veteran members from all branches of service. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war. Our networks are made up of over 140 chapters across the United States and abroad. Veterans for Peace is a 501(c)3 organization.
Statement of Purpose
We, as military veterans and associates, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serving the cause of world peace. To this end we will work with others both nationally and internationally…
- To increase public awareness of the causes and costs of war
- To restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations
- To resist racism and repression in our home communities
- To oppose the militarization of law enforcement
- To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons
- To seek justice for veterans and victims of war
- To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.
To achieve these goals, members of Veterans for Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.
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The Ventura County Chapter 112
The Ventura County Chapter 112 (VCVFP, chapter 112) was founded in August, 2004, as a result of the Iraq War begun in 2003. Once founded, Chapter 112 simultaneously began a focused program of disclosing military alternative careers to local area high school students. Known as counter recruiting we courteously invoke the designation, “informed enlistment”. VFP alternative to the military brochures can be found in local area high school career centers.
The local chapter continues to conduct educational forums and tabling informationals within the various County communities. Such informationals include tabling at events like the MLK, Jr. annual program, Earth Day, Multicultural Festival, Ojai Peace Day, Juneteenth Festival, Ventura College invitations, Native American Pow Wows, and more. When you join VFP, you join at the national office, subsequently, your membership is then routed to the roster of Chapter 112. Please visit the chapter 112 website at vfpvc.org. Click on Join to become a member. If you prefer to join by check, send check to: Veterans for Peace, 3407 S. Jefferson Ave., #219, St. Louis, MO 63118 website: www.veteransforpeace.org.
Resources for Students
The resources below are designed to help students. You will find brochures and handouts that discuss various motivations for enlistment, together with the realities of making the military a career choice. Included are careers in peacemaking and social change. This combination is recommended to you as “Informed Enlistment”.
Delayed Entry Program (Spanish)
The Military’s Not Just A Job (Spanish)
Adventures Working for Peace and Social Justice
CAREERS IN PEACEMAKING AND SOCIAL CHANGE