Jon RainwaterExecutive 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:
U.S. News & World Report – Trump Needs Real 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

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