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The East Bay Citizens for Peace (EBCP) is a grassroots organization made up of individuals from Rhode Island’s East Bay area that are committed to peaceful solutions to conflict and to social and economic justice through the promotion of open, respectful dialogue. We strive to accomplish these goals through public forums on topics relevant to our mission, publication of position papers and community activism. We also seek to promote changes in U.S. policy by lobbying our representatives in Washington DC on issues of concern. EBCP operates by consensus and does not as a group subscribe to any one political ideology or party.

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EBCP holds ongoing peace vigils on the second Saturday of every month from 11 AM to noon outside the Bristol Post Office. Please join us. 

Read EBCP position statements on Gitmo, ISIS, Iraq, Syria, terrorism, and Afghanistan and download our presentation entitled War, the Economy and the Health of Our Communities. What’s your take on the issues? Contact your congressmen and local media and let them know.

Subscribe to the EBCP email list and become a member.

EBCP endorses The People’s Budget, the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget for fiscal year 2016, which increases funding for diplomacy and invests in defense industry job transition programs.

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Visit the EBCP photo gallery and Facebook page!

Learn about Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace network, of which EBCP is an affiliate, and read their Foreign Policy For All working paper.

On September 16, 2014, EBCP and Barrington Public Library co-sponsored a talk by George Kassis entitled SYRIA & IRAQ: HOLY WARS AGAIN? about this conflict, its historic roots and on-going evolution. Watch it on-line now!

On April 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM, EBCP presented a talk by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. entitled The End of the American Empire: Foreign Policy without Diplomacy. Click here to read Ambassador Freeman’s entire speech.

Come to RI Coalition Against Gun Violence's 2nd annual STAND UP AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Rally on April 28 from 3:00 - 4:00 at the RI State House. Show RI legislators that decreasing gun violence is a priority and that gun safety bills must get a vote this year! Bring your organization's banner to help demonstrate your support of gun safety efforts. Encourage family, friends, colleagues, coworkers, political leaders, students, and more to attend. RSVP and help promote the event on Facebook and go to the RICAGV website for more information or to volunteer. Endorsed by EBCP.

EBCP presents Democracy Now!: The War & Peace Report (Peace, Justice & the 2016 Elections) on May 5 at 7 PM at Rogers Free Library, Herreshoff Community Meeting Room, 525 Hope St., Bristol, RI. The viewing of the news segments will be followed by discussion and is free and open to the public. This is part of a series of monthly viewings of “Democracy Now!“ broadcasts.