New Jersey Coalition Against War on Iraq



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The following are organizers, committees and organizations, based throughout the New Jersey area that are actively organizing against the war on Iraq. While many of the listed groups are active members of the NJ Coalition Against the War on Iraq, most of the activities are being coordinated on a grassroots level.

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Atlantic | Bergen | Burlington | Camden | Cape May | Cumberland | Essex | Gloucester Hudson | Hunterdon |Mercer | Middlesex | Monmouth | Morris | Ocean | Passaic | Salem  | Somerset | Sussex | Union | Warren


Norm Cohen, Executive Director
Coalition for Peace and Justice
 321 Barr Ave Linwood NJ 08221
South Jersey, basically the 2nd Congressional District
Phone 609-601-8583 Fax 609-601-8583 (call 1st)
Open list serve for group activities (subscribe address): 

[email protected]
(discussion list)
(announcement list, low volume)
(student list)

Founded in 1981, the Coalition is a regional chapter of Peace Action. We've held peace vigils and have lobbied our Congressperson. More vigils planned.  We are currently working on a day for an interfaith vigil.


Bergen Action Network  
contact: Chris Whalen

Working to develop the vast potential inherent among the young towards the creation of a broad, grassroots, youth-based network capable of serving as an outlet for political expression and a catalyst for radical social change.  We develop, evaluate, support and disseminate campaigns that foster the ethical, social and intellectual empowerment of those involved by actively promoting economic, environmental and human justice causes while exploring their local and international links.  We are dedicated to maintaining a specific emphasis upon the youth of Bergen County, NJ and to operating as a decentralized non-hierarchical organization.

For information on BAN's opposition to the provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act which force school districts to provide military recruiters with personal information on high school students, visit .

Clean Money United

1932 Chandler Drive, Fairlawn, NJ 07410 (201) 797-1482


Student Social Action Coalition - Hackensack High School
Contacts: Senia Barragan & Alison Keenan (201)845-7870
Bulletin Board Updates, Fliers, Attend protests, etc

Steve Cooper
NJ Independent Alliance
Independents and the Socialist Party of New Jersey

Ramapo College, Mahwah
(201) 315-9338 /

list serve:

An unofficial group at Ramapo College, we exist to educate the students
about the war, globalization, and equality. We exist to burst the bubble at
Ramapo College.  Contingency Plan: A massive act of civil disobedience
if the US goes to war



Greater Camden Unity Coalition (GCUC)
Camden/Burlington/Gloucester Counties


Progressive Student Alliance
Mollie Herman, Jessica Le Beau, 19 Bryce Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Voorhees, NJ Eastern High School, 856-751-7533, 856- 424 - 3385
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Group was just recently formed, however we have a list of objectives. right now we are organizing weekly meetings and hoping to have a number of students attend the rally on January 18th.  A few members regularly attend the Route 38 vigils near the Cherry Hill Mall.  Joining the Greater Camden Unity Coalition on their bus for the January 18th rally, anyone high school student interested should see a contact person.

Meetings: Voorhees, NJ - Thursdays, 2:20pm @ Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, NJ, off of Laurel Oak Road in the Senior High School Room 410.  Eastern High School students are gathering for our first meeting on how to actively resist the war as teenagers, any high school student is welcome; come directly to the room .


Michael Scheinberg c/o
South Jersey Campaign for Peace and Justice

824 Eldridge Ave, Collingswood NJ 08107
Base: South Jersey (Cherry Hill, Camden area)
Voice: 856-854-5618

Every Saturday, noon to 1 pm, Peace Vigil at Rt. 38 and Cherry Hill Mall Drive, Cherry Hill

Rowan University

The Rowan Universitiy Progressive Student Alliance
703 Haddon Ave 2nd Floor, Collingswood NJ 08108
Rowan University

We are a peace and justice group which works on and off campus to create positive social change.  We also work with the Greater Camden Unity Coalition (GCUC).

Cape May

See Coalition for Peace & Justice, Atlantic County


See Coalition for Peace & Justice, Atlantic County



Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director
Co-chair of NJ State Coalition Against War in Iraq
NJ Peace Action
89 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 (973)744-3263  Fax 973-509-9774

Six Member Steering Committee c/o
Essex Action Network for Justice and Peace

28 Harrison Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone 973 744 8068
E-MAIL Address(es)
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Joanne Ceraso

Weekly Vigil Coordinator
Contact: Phone: (973) 746-9576

Montclair State University

Mike McLean

Rise Up & Resist!
Phone: (201) 887-0983 /

Organizers list:
Meetings: Sunday's 8pm, Tuesday's 1pm in the Arab Students Lounge, Students Center 1st floor.
Loose network with other campus groups: Arab Students Org., Muslim Students Org., Org. of Students for African Unity, WAVES (Women Achieving Victory Equality and Solidarity), MSU Green Party
Past Events: October 31st 60 person rally against war on campus (coverage B.  Record, Herald News, Montclair Times); protest to free the detainees and stop the war on November 9th in Paterson (coverage B Record, Herald News); protest  for Starbuck's divestment from Israel Nov. 13th (coverage Montclairion). Media coverage please see 

Newark / Montclair

Larry Hamm

Peoples Organization for Progress (NJ-POP)

Post Office Box 22505, Newark, N.J. 07101
Call: The Newark Coalition for Neighborhoods (973)-643-7711 or (973)-801-0001
NJ-POP Statement Urging African Americans to Embrace Peace Movement with Same Vigor As Civil Rights Movement

List serve:

Rutgers, Newark

Nadia Akbar c/o

Rutgers Acts for Peace and Justice (RAP*J)

Rutgers Newark

E-MAIL Address(es): ,

List serve subscribe addresses:

Organizers list:

Student announcements list (moderated):

Rutgers faculty list:

RAP*J aims to promote discourse among the Rutgers and Newark community about issues of war, peace, and justice impacted by U.S. foreign and domestic policy.    We have information tables and play documentaries most Mondays in Robeson Campus Center from around 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In Planning:


The Solidarity Singers of the New Jersey Industrial Union Council
Bennet D. Zurofsky, Esq.
744 Broad Street, Suite 1807, Newark, NJ 07102 / 973-642-0885
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Statewide membership.  We rehearse in Union, NJ
We are a street chorus willing to appear at demonstrations, meetings, etc., against the Bush Iraq policies.  We appear at events scheduled by others.

Reitman Parsonnet, P.C.
Bennet D. Zurofsky, Esq.
744 Broad Street, Suite 1807, Newark, NJ 07102 / 973-642-0885
We are a law firm.  Bennet Zurofsky will provide pro bono legal advice to groups and individuals organizing against President Bush's Iraq policies.  He has particular expertise in First Amendment issues relating to demonstrations, etc.


See Coalition for Peace & Justice, Atlantic County


Black Telephone Workers for Justice
Ron Washington, President,
176 Belmont Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201 435 3362,  

See statement.

Hudson County Coalition for Peace & Justice
Contact: Faraz, P.O. Box 67, North Bergen, NJ 07047
primary base: Jersey City
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Food Not Bombs Hoboken

PO Box 713, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Louis Fundora: 201-553-0906 /

email: /

"DJ" Neva E. Wartell, Music for the Masses
28 Beach St., Jersey City, NJ 07307 /

DJ Neva Wartell has offered her services for fun(d) raising, awareness, dance party in support of the effort to stop the war.
She specializes in Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, African, Caribbean & Celtic musics.


Contact: Holly Hatch, 908-284-9034,


Lawrence Coalition for Peace Action
Carol Lerner 609-883-8878
Naomi Drew 609-844-1138 for related activities


Bob Moore, Executive Director
Coalition for Peace Action
40 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Voice: (609) 924-5022 Fax: (609) 924-3052
A regional chapter of Peace Action, has coordinated lobbying, demonstrations, buses to Washington DC and other
activities against the war. 

Princeton Peace Network Princeton University 
Organizers list:
Student announcements list (moderated):

Trenton Area

The College of NJ (Trenton State College)

Walt Weber

Progressive Student Alliance


The Progressive Student Alliance is a group of students that work for peace and justice on The College Of New Jersey campus. We welcome all
progressives, on and off campus, to work together on these issues. 

We are organizing on campus against the war. Last week we had a successful peace vigil, this week we had a teach-in. We are planning more
actions in the future, and I hope that anyone in the Trenton/Princeton area may be interested in coming to our events. 

John Kirkland

Local Organizer

PO Box 721, Trenton, NJ 08604, 609-394-7617

National Writers Union - NJ Local

NJ NWU, PO Box 55121, Trenton, NJ 08638-55121

Jeannette Gabriel, NWU - NJ Local Organizer
/ 609 406-7857 / Fax: 609-406-7851


Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Contact : Marc Shapiro, 732.220-1927


Middlesex Students for Social Justice at Middlesex County College

New Brunswick

Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War

Rutgers Progressive Student Alliance
Base: Rutgers, New Brunswick
Phone: (732) 470-5166 ~(Suman)

Open list serve for group activities (subscribe address):
We are a new broad-based student organization at RU NB, not yet official, involved in the emerging anti-war coalition at NB. 

New Jersey Solidarity

101 Bleeker St #52, Newark, NJ 07102 / (973)297-0161 / /

New Jersey Solidarity is a grassroots organization dedicated to resistance and action in solidarity with the Palestinian people's
struggle for justice and liberation. As such, we stand in solidarity with all struggles against oppression and for justice, and
regard the threat of war against Iraq as a pressing concern; in order to express our concern, we will protest, demonstrate and
join with others in coalition to stand against such an attack.


Red Bank / Lincroft

Central New Jersey Coalition for Peace & Justice
c/o Social Action Committee / UUCMC /1475 W. Front St., Lincroft, NJ 07738-1118 / 1-732-345-8400
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Eleanor Mason

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

Susan Berkowits

Vigil Coordinator



Toms River
Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation
Peter Hansen, 732-657-9046

Coalition for Peace & Justice, Atlantic County





Somerset Voices for Peace and Justice
Susan Johanesen
908-281-9496 / 

Montgomery Township

Bob Witanek
PO Box 1214, Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Phone / Fax: 908-281-7873

List serve for Iraq anti war organizing:

Youth Against Exploitation War And Racism (YAEWAR) Started by Montgomery HS students but other area youth are joining.
Contact: Mark Rahman
and Matt Laney

Youth Peace Chorus
PO Box 1214, Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Phone / Fax: 908-281-7873

Organize and teach children traditional and new anti-war songs so that they can lead us in song at anti-war demonstrations.  Click here for more information.


Sharleen Leahy

"Songs for Peace"

Topical Singer / Guitarist / Songwriter / Activist

"transforming our lives through music"

PO Box 606, Somerville, NJ 08876

908-253-6964 /

Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Contact : Marc Shapiro, 732.220-1927

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Newton / Sparta / North West NJ

Northwest NJ Peace Fellowship
Contact: Litsa Binder, 11 Golf View Terrace, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 726-3245
list serve:

Established in October 2002 to oppose war against Iraq.  Holds peace vigil every Friday 6-7pm
at Newton Square, meets periodically to hear speakers, view videos, participates in peace
activities of NJ Peace Action, encourages members to write letters to the editor, etc.

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Leigh Davis
908-451-5688 or

Paula Borenstein
/ 908.289.3584

Springfield / Elizabeth / Plainfield / Westfield
Sylvia Zisman
Hiroshima Remembrance Committee / Union County Peace & Social Action Committee
PO Box 402, Springfield, NJ
Phone: (973) 376-5629 / Fax (973) 912-7260

Central Jersey Coalition Against Endlkess War
Contact : Marc Shapiro, 732.220-1927

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Philadelphia Area

Robert Allen

Campaign to End the Sanctions
215 438 4187

Robert M. Smith
Brandywine Peace Community
P.O. Box 81, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone / Fax: (610) 544-1818

25-year-old faith-based peace and nonviolent resistance group who ongoing focus of nonviolent direct action is Lockheed Martin, the world's largest weapons corporation, and which includes regular protests and nonviolent civil disobedience at Lockheed Martin weapons facilities in Valley Forge, PA and Moorestown, NJ. By way of the war against Iraq, the Brandywine Peace Community is the regional (including South Jersey) of the national Iraq Pledge of Resistance campaign in which people are pledging to do nonviolent civil disobedience (and/or legal protest in support of those doing civil disobedience).

Students and Youth Against Racism at Penn State U

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Middlesex Co. College | Montclair State U. | NJSCC | Penn State | Princeton U. | Rowan U. | Rutgers, New Brunswick | Ramapo College |
Rutgers, Newark | The College of NJ (Trenton State)

NJ NY Campus Anti-War Network


Hackensack | Montgomery Voorhees Eastern

Bergen Action Network
New Jersey Sierra Student Coalition (NJSSC)

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This list is a resource for high school student organizing against the war. 
We encourage participation of any high school students or parents of same
who might be interested in organizing against the war.
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Anti War Network

NY/NJ CAN (Campus Antiwar Network)
Contact: Minou Arjomand,1161 Lerner Hall, Columbia University,
New York, NY 10027
(212) 853-7244   /
list serve:

CAN is a network of campuses in and around NYC and NJ created in order to coordinate actions and share resources

Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER Coalition) / /
New York 212-633-6646 / Washington 202-332-5757 / Chicago 773-878-0166 / Los Angeles 213-487-2368
San Francisco 415-821-6545
Sign up to receive updates (low volume):

Become the Change

Campaign to End the Sanctions

Code Pink Women's Preemptive Strike for Peace

Common Dreams

Education for Peace in Iraq Center

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Garbl's Iraq Links

Green Party

Human Shields

Iraq Action Coalition
Excellent Sanctions Resource

Military Families Speak Out

Move On

National Campus Antiwar Network

National Network to End the War Against Iraq

National Youth and Student Peace Coalition

NJ Labor Against the War

New Jersey Sierra Student Coalition (NJSSC)

No Blood For Oil

No To The War

Not In Our Name

Peace Action

Queers for Peace and Justice
Contact: list serve:

United for Peace

United States Labor Against the War 

Veterans Against Iraq War

Veterans for Common Sense

Veterans for Peace

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Voices in the Wilderness

Vote to Impeach

War Resisters League

Working for Change

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Kate and Paul Band | Music for the Masses | Sharleen Leahy | Solidarity Singers | Youth Peace Chorus

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Ben Zurofsky

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