Rebecca Griffin: With a few clicks of a mouse, you can see every vote your representatives have taken on everything from wasting billions of dollars on missile defense to throwing up roadblocks to closing Guantanamo Bay.
Rebecca Griffin, Political Director, Peace Action West
In her role as political director, Rebecca Griffin tracks the pulse of Capitol Hill, as well as the perspective of regular Americans on America's top foreign policy challenges. She travels extensively through the western states and Washington, DC, organizing communities and bringing their message to policymakers.
She has directed campaigns to shift to a nonmilitary strategy in Afghanistan, end the war in Iraq, fund and reform civilian engagement through diplomacy and development, shift to a more balanced security budget through cutting wasteful military spending, and promote diplomacy with Iran. She also runs campaigns to educate and elect pro-peace congressional candidates through the Peace Action West Voter Fund.
In May 2009, Ms. Griffin traveled to Iran with a citizen diplomacy delegation to build people to people relationships and mobilize support for diplomacy between the US and Iran.
Ms. Griffin grew up in Springvale, Maine, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She has worked with Peace Action West since 2003.
Hector Villagra: We think it’s clear that because California has no stop identify and statute — and, therefore, in the words of the Supreme Court, has not created a legal obligation requiring a suspect to answer questions — you cannot be arrested for failing to provide identification when detained by a police officer.