The petition reinforces the efforts of global leaders who are involved in peace initiatives and reflects the growing U.S. public skepticism about continued U.S. support for the war. It calls on Representative Eshoo to issue a public
statement calling on Biden, Putin and Zelensky to support an immediate ceasefire and peace negotiations without preconditions.
U.S. peace activists will bring the petition to the upcoming International Summit for Peace in Ukraine on June 10-11th in Vienna, a global gathering to amplify the urgent call for a ceasefire in a war that poses the risk of nuclear annihilation.
The petition featured in the ad was signed by leaders of national and international organizations such as CODEPINK, Defuse Nuclear War, Veterans for Peace, U.S. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,rogressive Democrats of America, RootsAction, World Beyond War and the Ukrainian Movement of Pacifists.
The petition was also signed by prominent authors, historians and diplomats, among them Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower; Medea Benjamin, co-author, “War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict;” Jeffrey Sachs, economist, global leader in sustainable development; Matthew Hoh, Eisenhower Media Network, former Marine Corps officer and State Department and Defense official; Col. Ann Wright, former State Department official; Jack Matlock, former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union; Norman Solomon, founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, Dr. Cornel West, author, “Race Matters”-”Democracy
Matters, and others.
There is obvious that there is a stalemate in the fighting in Ukraine and
neither side will prevail, so to avoid even further loss of life and infrastructure damage the two sides should call a ceasefire and commence serious negotiations for a peaceful resolution.”