Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, located near Rochester, New York, was formed in May, 1972. GVPC is a nonviolent activist group, maintaining close contacts with national groups such as MoveOn, Peace Action, and Nicaragua Network. Membership consists of concerned individuals from Livingston, Genesee, Monroe, Ontario, and Wyoming counties.in New York state. The organization was originally founded to help bring an end to the war in Vietnam. Since that time, the organization has worked for amnesty for war resisters, for nuclear disarmament (with particular emphasis on Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, New York), and for a change in national priorities to stress human needs rather than military spending. Members have protested U.S. intervention in Central America, demonstrated against war toys and against the draft registration. GVCP helped defeat the establishment of an ROTC program on the SUNY Geneseo campus. GVCP members participated in the Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice in 1976 and the Great Peace March in 1987, and iin peace rallies and demonstrations in Washington D.C., in New York at: New York City; Seneca Army Depot; Rochester; Syracuse; and Griffiss Air Force Base; in Pennsylvania at Harrisburg and Valley Forge, and Niagara Falls, Ontario. GVCP members have organized local peace walks and vigils in communities around the Genesee Valley.