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CAPE COD FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION
Announcing Sarah Thacher as our
2016 Olive Branch Award Winner!
Sarah has given a whole new meaning
to the word “activist”: If you should ever be looking for Sarah Thacher, just go where the action is, whether it’s a march, a picket line, boycott or civil disobedience Sarah is there. In the tradition of Martin Luther King, her actions are never violent, but are designed to call attention to the activities of their opponent and influence public opinion.
Most of her actions are concentrated between Cape Cod and Plymouth, but some go much farther. When activists from all over the country converged on George. W. Bush’s summer “White House” in Crawford, Texas, to support Cindy Sheehan’s protest of the war in Iraq, Sarah was there.
For many years, Sarah has been organizing and participating in actions at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. She has attempted to deliver petitions and statements to plant management and the NRC, which required trespassing on plant property. This resulted in her spending several nights in the local jail, the subject of many newspaper articles and TV items. She has also organized an annual Mother’s Day March. On Thanksgiving Day, she joins Native Americans in Plymouth to observe their Day of Mourning.
Sarah has been a long-time member of CC-FOR and organizer of many FOR activities. Every July 4th would find her marching behind the FOR float followed by several grandchildren in the Chatham parade.
It is with great pleasure that we recognize Sarah’s lifetime activities for justice and peace with the 2016 Olive Branch Award.