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Connie Hogarth, Who Spent Decades Fighting for Peace and Justice, Dies at 95

HeadlineFeb 14, 2022

Connie Hogarth, a longtime advocate for peace and social justice, has died at the age of 95. In 1974, Hogarth co-founded the group WESPAC in New York’s Westchester County, where she spent decades working to end racism, stop the Vietnam War, abolish the death penalty, abolish nuclear weapons and close the Indian Point nuclear power plant. In the 1980s, she served on the board of the National Rainbow Coalition and was active in both presidential campaigns of Rev. Jesse Jackson. Hogarth was a supporter of Palestinian rights and fought to end apartheid in South Africa. She co-founded the Climate Crisis Coalition in 2004 and worked to slow the unfolding climate catastrophe.

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