Jackie Cabasso

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Jacqueline Cabasso has been Executive Director of Western States Legal Foundation since 1984. She has been involved in nuclear disarmament, peace and environmental advocacy at the local, national and international levels for over 30 years and is a leading voice for nuclear abolition. She was a “founding mother” of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons in 1995. Since 2007, she has served as North American Coordinator for Mayors for Peace. She also serves as National Co-convener for United for Peace and Justice and convenes its Nuclear Disarmament/Redefining Security working group. She is a co-author of Nuclear Disorder or Cooperative Security? U.S. Weapons of Terror, the Global Proliferation Crisis and Paths to Peace (2007) and the co author of Risking Peace: Why We Sat in the Road (1985), an account of the huge 1983 nonviolent protest at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory and the subsequent mass trial conducted by Western States Legal Foundation. She received the International Peace Bureau’s 2008 Sean MacBride Peace Award, and the Agape Foundation’s 2009 Enduring Visionary Prize. In 2014 she and Western States Legal Foundation were awarded the United Nations Association – USA East Bay Global Citizen Award for Effective Contributions to Peace and Human Security.