• Jon Rainwater Executive Director

    Jon Rainwater is Executive Director of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund. For over 30 years, Jon has been active in campaigns on issues of peace, nuclear disarmament, social justice and environmental sustainability. An experienced policy advocate, he has worked on nuclear issues for Greenpeace, advocated for victims of domestic violence for the California Alliance Against Domestic Violence and served as director for the California League of Conservation Voters. Jon has also been involved in the electoral arena in dozens of campaigns for progressive candidates and ballot measures. Jon has worked in the environmental field helping to pass groundbreaking legislation on global warming emissions and environmental justice in California. Prior to becoming executive director of Peace Action, he was executive director of Peace Action West. His writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Progressive, San Francisco Chronicle, The Hill, The San Jose Mercury News, Orange County Register and The Golden Gate Law Review among other outlets. Jon now helps lead Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund’s efforts to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons, to end U.S. involvement in the wars in the Middle East and shift spending from the bloated Pentagon budget to human needs.

    Jon’s Work:
    Huffington Post – The Whys and Hows of Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea
    The Hill – Don’t Let Congress Amend the First Amendment
    East Bay Times – Must End U.S. Complicity in Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

    Contact Information:
    1-800-949-9020 ext. 106
    jrainwater@peaceaction.org

  • Paul Kawika Martin Senior Director, Policy & Political Affairs

    Since 1993, Paul Kawika (ca vee’ ca) Martin, Peace Action’s Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs, has worked with numerous environmental, peace, animal rights and human rights organizations including the Rainforest Action Network and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Paul worked with a Clinton Presidential Commission and spent a year campaigning in twenty countries on Greenpeace ships including the Rainbow Warrior. His extensive travels include Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran and Lebanon. His work or writing has appeared in all major U.S. newspapers, on all the major TV and radio networks, and many international outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Nightline and Democracy Now! Paul uses his expertise on nuclear weapons, international relations and U.S. foreign policy to mobilize Peace Action’s 200,000 supporters and lobby Congress for social change. Peace Action is the largest grassroots peace organization in the U.S.

    Paul’s Work:
    The Hill – Trump’s North Korea Strategy Requires an Intervention from Congress
    ThinkProgress – Conservative Forces in Washington Are Trying to Eliminate the Iran Deal
    Baltimore Sun – U.S. Should Extricate, Not Escalate, Afghanistan Presence

    Contact Information:
    (301)565-4050 ext. 316
    (951)217-7285 mobile
    pmartin@peace-action.org

  • Kevin Martin President

    Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund, joined the staff on Sept 4, 2001. Kevin previously served as Director of Project Abolition, a national organizing effort for nuclear disarmament, from August 1999 through August 2001. Kevin came to Project Abolition after ten years in Chicago as Executive Director of Illinois Peace Action. Prior to his decade-long stint in Chicago, Kevin directed the community outreach canvass for Peace Action (then called Sane/Freeze) in Washington, D.C., where he originally started as a door-to-door canvasser with the organization in 1985. Kevin’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Village Voice, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Progressive, Z magazine and many other publications. He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC-TV and radio, and many other local, national and international radio and television outlets. Kevin has traveled abroad representing Peace Action and the U.S. peace movement on delegations and at conferences in Russia, Japan, China, Mexico and Britain. He is married, with two children, and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Kevin’s Work:
    USA Today – Experienced Diplomats Badly Needed
    Counterpunch – Let’s Come to Our Senses on Nukes

    Democracy Now – Obama to Make History With Hiroshima Visit, As U.S. Quietly Upgrades Nuclear Arsenal

    Contact Information:
    301.565.4050 ext. 307
    kmartin@peace-action.org

  • Gabe Murphy Communications Associate

    Gabe Murphy, Communications Associate for Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund, has worked with the organization in a host of capacities since 2013. In 2016, he worked with the Bernie Sanders Campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada on behalf of Peace Action, which endorsed Senator Sanders in the presidential primary. His writing has appeared in Common Dreams and Groundswell, Peace Action’s blog. He received a bachelor’s degree in Community Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). His current position was made possible with funding from the Puffin Foundation.

    Gabe’s Work:
    Common Dreams – To Support Diplomacy with North Korea, Defend Diplomacy with Iran
    Common Dreams – The Trump Administration’s Penchant for Escalation in Syria Must Be Challenged
    Groundswell – Grassroots Campaign Has Made Cluster Bombs Unprofitable

    Contact Information:
    (800)949-9020 ext. 133
    (510)501-3345 mobile
    gmurphy@peaceaction.org

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