Coalition for Peace and Justice

About the Coalition for Peace and Justice

           The Coalition for Peace & Justice (CPJ) and our sister group, the South Jersey campaign for Peace & Justice (SJCP&J) are regional chapters of Peace Action, the country's largest grassroots peace and justice organization, with over 120,000 members nationwide.
           CPJ covers southern New Jersey from southern Ocean County to Cape May to Salem to Glassboro. We work on these issues: Ending the war in Iraq and bringing the troops home; alternatives to war; nuclear weapons abolition; cutting our bloated military budget and increasing investments in human needs; weapons trafficking; ending the death penalty; the assault on weapons ban; conflict resolution.
          We hold weekly and monthly peace vigils and events in our area. We lobby Congress; we write letters to the editor and call in to local talk shows; we organize buses to protests in Washington D.C., and do outreach at town fairs, concerts, and the NJEA convention.
          SJCP&J covers Camden, Burlington, and (parts of) Gloucester Counties. Currently we are focused on ending the occupation of Iraq and bringing the troops home. Among other issues we are involved in are: acheiving a just resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian question; participating in the annual Cuba Caravan to deliver humanitarian supplies there; and stopping U.S. intervention throughout Latin America and elsewhere.
          We have a weekly vigil in Cherry Hill (opposite the Cherry Hill Mall). we also frequently leaflet at the PATCO high speed line stations, sponsor programs on timely topics, and join demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and other locations.

Executive Director: Norman Cohen

About Norm: Norm was born in Philadelphia and grew up in the South Jersey area. He has been involved in the Peace movement for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he is currently married with two daughters, ages 17 and 14, and three pets: a cat, a beagle, and a guinea pig. In his spare time he enjoys watching basketball and baseball, watching his younger daughter's soccer games, chess, cooking, and Scrabble.

Assistant: Mike Turco

Web Designer: Natalie Cohen

Oldest of Norm's daughter, Natalie is 17 and a senior at Mainland Regional High School. She enjoys, singing, softball, shopping, hanging out with friends, the beach, swimming, camp, traveling, playing piano, acting, NJDFL, movies, talking on the phone, NYC, the boardwalk, the snow, and can make the best pancakes ever (unlike Norm who burns them). Natalie wishes Norm would pay her for doing the website. *thats a hint dad*

For more information, please email Norm at


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