Edie Wilkie promoted world peace in both her personal and professional lives, working as an arms control activist and congressional staff member. From 1978 - 1995, she was the director of the bipartisan and influential Congressional Arms Control and Foreign Policy Caucus. Previously she worked as the Chief of Staff for Rep. Pete Stark and Rep. Ogden R. Reid. After her retirement from Capitol Hill in 1995, she remained active at the Center for International Policy. She worked to put an end to the development of new nuclear weapons, end funding for proxy wars in Central America, and gain support for the United Nations to strengthen human rights across the world. Ms. Wilkie was a devoted donor to the Center for International Policy as well as an active board member. She passed away in 2011 at the age of 64.
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