Cathy Deppe

Cathy-DeppeA retired teacher and lifelong peace and justice activist, Cathy Deppe co-coordinated the Dutchess County (NY) Peace Center, an affiliate of the War Resisters League, from 1980-1994. Since 1994 she has co-founded two California chapters of 9to5, National Association of Working Women ( and currently serves as co-treasurer of the Southern CA War Tax Resistance Alternative Fund ( and board member of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Council ( She has a Masters in Secondary Education from Duke, is married with 4 grandchildren, and lives in Los Angeles.

Spreading Peace

Hiroshima Anniversary

Cathy Deppe: The Japanese peace movement delivered more than 6 million signatures from all over Japan, calling for an international convention for the abolishment of all nuclear weapons.

Gov. Brown Signs Weak Minimum Wage Bill


Cathy Deppe: What needs to happen is an immediate rise in the minimum wage to a living wage, with an immediate annual indexing to inflation that will end the senseless need to refight this battle every five to six years.