Ann Wright has been a part of the peace community for 20 years and serves as a member of the CODEPINK Board of Directors.
Before that, she was in the US Army/Army Reserves for 29 years and retired as a Colonel. She was also a US diplomat and served in US Embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. She resigned from the US government in March 2003 in opposition to Bush’s war on Iraq.
She has been active member of CODEPINK for 20 years and has been on CODEPINK trips to Gaza, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Yemen and Cuba. She is an advisory board member of Veterans For Peace, International Peace Bureau, World BEYOND War, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, NO to NATO, Hawaii Peace and Justice, Pacific Peace Network and Women Cross DMZ. She was on the 2015 Women Cross DMZ trip to North Korea and South Korea. She speaks and writes frequently on US militarism in Asia and the Pacific. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is the co-author of “Dissent: Voices of Conscience.”