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Marilyn Clement.

As we went to press we learned of the passing of WILPF's former executive director Marilyn Clement. This remembrance was written with the help of Marilyn's friends and colleagues, who sent fond messages and tributes. Marilyn served as WILPF's director from 1994-1997. She promoted the 1995 Peace Train and helped bring a delegation of 230 women (and 10 men) on a three-week journey across Eastern Europe, thereby contributing to a Platform of Action which has resonated as a touchstone of activism for almost 15 years. She co-organized WILPF's Sister-to-Sister Cuba project, helped build the Drugs and War tour, and engaged in many other projects that helped build WILPF. She was the founder and national coordinator of Healthcare NOW! She died in August after a long battle with cancer. Despite being ill, she never stopped campaigning for healthcare reform. You can read more about Marilyn and hear a talk she gave at www.health-care-now.org. I was lucky enough to work with her and remember her generous spirit and fierce commitment.

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--T.P.

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