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Baltimore and Tucson Branches Remember Pat Birnie | WILPF

By Marliese Diaz
Former Chair, Baltimore Branch

May 2020

Baltimore and Arizona lost another extraordinary WILPF member on April 15, 2020, Pat Birnie. Pat turned 90 last September 2.

Through the 1980s and until she moved first to Florida and then to Arizona in 1993, Pat’s activism took her to protest at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physical Lab located between Baltimore and D.C.

We would get those reports at branch meetings and hear her stories of going to General Electric board meetings and taking on the stockholders about GE’s investments in weapons contracts. She owned some stock in GE and Pat took that issue seriously, as we learned firsthand.

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