Marie Braun lives in Minneapolis, MN. She is a long time peace and justice activist and has been a member of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) for 35 years. Following a trip to Iraq in 1998, she became involved in grassroots organizing against the sanctions and later against the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria and in protesting many other U.S. threats of war. Marie was awarded the Activist of the Year Award by Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action (MAPA) in 2003; and more recently received the Augsburg College Courageous Woman Award. She, together with herhusband, John, also received the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) Peacemakers of the Year awardand the Vincent L. Hawkinson Peace and Justice award. She is currently spearheading the WAMM Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons and is involved in several local peace and justice coalitions.