5 Ways to Engage with AFSC on North Korea Assistance and Advocacy

5 Ways to Engage with AFSC on North Korea Assistance and Advocacy

1.) Sign the Korea Peace Appeal

Korea Peace Appeal is an international campaign calling for an end to the Korean War and a transition from armistice to peace on the Korean Peninsula. Collected signatures will be delivered to the UN and to the governments of the countries involved in the Korean War, including the Republic of Korea (South Korea), the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea), the United States, and the People's Republic of China. Sign the petition.

2.) Tell Congress to pass the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act and invest in our communities instead of weapons and war.

Let’s urge our leaders to take concrete steps toward peace in Korea and prioritize human needs over militarism in our federal budget -- instead of continuing vicious cycles of military provocation, arms races, and ​wasteful spending. Send messages to your members of Congress supporting peace on the Korean Peninsula and a reduced Pentagon budget.

3.) Join the Virtual Korea Peace Advocacy Week from June 3-9, 2023.

Every year, Korea Peace Advocacy Week brings together hundreds of people around the country to build Congressional support for peace on the Korean Peninsula and improved U.S. policy towards North Korea. Participants of the 2023 Korea Peace Advocacy Week will join two or three virtual meetings with their Congressional offices, sharing stories and urging members to support legislation focused on peace and humanitarian issues. An online training session will be offered before the lobby meetings. Register to join us.

4.) Mobilize for peace in Korea this July 27th.

This July 27th will mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice. The failure to replace the armistice with a permanent peace agreement has kept the Korean Peninsula locked in a perpetual state of war, kept the Korean people divided, and is the root cause of continued tensions and militarism in Korea. Supporters of peace in Korea will mobilize in Washington, DC this summer to call for a long overdue peace agreement, an end to military provocations that derail diplomacy, and a reallocation of resources from our ballooning military budget towards genuine human security. Sign up to receive more information.

5.) Educate yourself and your community on the continued struggle for peace in Korea and continued humanitarian challenges.

Our recent poll found that most American adults don't know that the Korean War never officially ended. Learn more about U.S. policies towards the DPRK, people-to-people exchange programs, and our insights from decades of humanitarian engagement in the DPRK in AFSC's Engaging DPRK publications