(Extensions of Remarks - May 30, 2014)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E892]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                              CAROL URNER


                          HON. EARL BLUMENAUER

                               of oregon

                    in the house of representatives

                          Friday, May 30, 2014

  Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to join with my colleagues to 
honor Carol Urner, a community leader in Portland, Oregon who has 
worked for decades to promote peace, social justice, and global safety 
through nuclear disarmament.
  Carol first voiced concerns about nuclear weapons testing in the 
1960s and imagine her surprise when she found hundreds of other women 
who shared her passion that something must be done.
  She co-founded Women for Peace, based in Portland, OR, which served 
as a model for grassroots groups around the country, each working to 
promote the first nuclear test ban treaty.
  In 1963, Carol traveled to Japan and took one thousand white roses 
that she exchanged for one thousand peace cranes to honor the nuclear 
disarmament work of Women Strike for Peace.
  Throughout her life, Carol survived many tragedies. Yet she always 
persevered and overcame difficult circumstances to continue her work.
  For 35 years, Carol lived abroad with her husband and raised two 
children. In the midst of this, she sought to improve human rights for 
some of the world's poorest citizens.
  Today she is still an active leader with the Portland Chapter of the 
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Oregon 
Physicians for Social Responsibility.
  It is a great honor to recognize Carol. She remains a dedicated 
leader and mentor in our community and her vision for a safer world is 
one we will continue to aspire towards.