CNVA to Merge


Fifth Estate # 40, October 15-31, 1967

The Committee for Nonviolent Action has issued an urgent request for additional financial backing. CNVA and the War Resisters League are mutually considering a merger and the CNVA Executive Committee has already authorized the partnership. The major obstacle, however, seems to be the current CNVA deficit of about $7500 which must be greatly reduced before the merger can be completed. UPS member, WIN magazine, currently behind in its printing bills, will be unable to publish an October issue unless new and immediate financial help becomes available. CNVA staff members have not received salaries for the last several weeks.

It is imperative that these obligations be cleared up immediately, for it is believed that the union of CNVA and WRL will create a more powerful organization with an expanded program of peace education, nonviolent direct action and services to local groups.

In the past CNVA has been responsible in carrying out the voyage of the “Golden Rule,” The Polaris Action, the Omaha Action Project, the Everyman voyages, the San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace and numerous other non-violent activities promoting peace.

CNVA believes that the essential problem in the current peace and human rights movements is to create an understanding that radical action must be nonviolent in order to accomplish radical goals.

Contributions can be mailed to CNVA, 5 Beekman Street, New York, N.Y. 10038.