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We are never as well informed individually as together. Please check out our team of speakers covering all of our campaign issues and more.


Anne Wright

Areas of expertise:
-Afghanistan
– Call to disarm
– Ukraine
– War is not green

Ann Wright is a 29-year veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserve who retired as a colonel and a former U.S. diplomat who resigned in March 2003 to oppose the war in Iraq. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. In December 2001, she was part of the small team that reopened the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is co-author of the book “Dissent: Voices of Conscience”.

Contact: [email protected]


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Koohan Paik Mander

Areas of expertise:
war is not green
– Call to disarm

Koohan Paik-Mander is a board member of World BEYOND War. She is also a board member of the Global Network Against Space Nuclear Weapons and Energy, a member of the CODEPINK “China is not our enemy” working group, and a member of the project’s advisory committee. Global Just Transition from Foreign Policy in Focus. . She was previously campaign director for the Asia-Pacific program of the International Forum on Globalization. She is co-author of The Superferry Chronicles: Hawaii’s Uprising Against Militarism, Commercialism and the Desecration of the Earth, and has written on Asia-Pacific militarism for The Nation, The Progressive, Foreign Policy in Focus and other publications.

Contact: [email protected]


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Danaka Katovitch

Areas of expertise:
Saudi Arabia and Yemen
– Palestine
– Call to disarm
– Divest
– Ground drones

Danaka earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from DePaul University in November 2020. Since 2018, she has worked to end US involvement in the war in Yemen. At CODEPINK, she works on youth outreach as a facilitator of the Peace Collective, CODEPINK’s youth cohort that focuses on anti-imperialist education and divestment.

Contact: [email protected]


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Jodie Evans

Areas of expertise:
China
– Feminist foreign policy
– Local Economy of Peace

Jodie is co-founder and board member of CODEPINK and has been an activist for peace, the environment, women’s rights and social justice for fifty years. She has traveled extensively to war zones to promote and learn peaceful conflict resolution. She works locally for governments, universities, churches and pension funds to disengage from war and to cultivate local economies of peace by engaging with those who have felt the violence of the war economy locally and who have the vision of the future that humanity and the planet need.

Contact: [email protected]


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Medea Benjamin

Areas of expertise
-Afghanistan
-Cuba
– Iran
– Latin America
– Ukraine

Medea is a co-founder of CODEPINK and the fair trade advocacy group Global Exchange. She has been an anti-war activist for several decades and is the author of various books, including Drone Warfare and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection. In 2012, Medea received the Peace Prize from the US Peace Memorial Foundation; she is also the recipient of the 2014 Gandhi Peace Prize and the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Contact: [email protected]


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Nancy L. Mancias

Areas of expertise:
– Divest
– Ground drones
– War is not green

Nancy has worked for over 15 years in the non-profit sector, focusing on social services, social justice and theatre. She is CODEPINK’s coordinator for its War if Not Green campaign and a PhD candidate in anthropology and social change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Nancy holds an MBA from Dominican University in California and a BA in Drama from San Francisco State University.

Contact: [email protected]


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Shea Rainbow

Areas of expertise:
– Cut the Pentagon
– Divest
– Ground drones
– War is not green

Shea Leibow (they/she) lives in Chicago, coordinates the Divest from the War Machine campaign and has worked for CODEPINK since the summer of 2021. Shea is originally from Seattle, WA and has a BA in Environmental Science and Policy and Gender Studies .

Contact: [email protected]


Marcy Winograd

Areas of expertise:
– Call to disarm
– Cut the Pentagon
– Ukraine

Marcy is a longtime anti-war activist and served as the 2020 DNC delegate to Bernie Sanders and co-chairs the Progressive Democrats of America Foreign Policy Team. A member of Veterans for Peace’s Climate Crisis and Militarism project, Marcy’s activism began in high school when she marched against the Vietnam War and later joined the defense team of Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. A retired English and government teacher, Marcy blogs about militarism and foreign policy.

Contact: [email protected]


Olivia DiNucci

Areas of expertise:
– Cut the Pentagon
– War is not green

Olivia’s experience includes years of work in social and climate justice organizing and education in parts of the United States and the Global South with the School for International Training. She also worked as an organizer with RootsAction after returning to the United States to work on the Bernie 2020 campaign. She is currently based in Washington, DC, and directs Cut The Pentagon, one of CODEPINK’s global campaigns.

Contact: [email protected]