Meredith Aby has been an anti-war and international solidarity activist since 1994. She started out doing student activism at Macalester College and with CISPES (the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador). In 1998 she helped found the Twin Cities Anti-War Committee which has helped lead the peace movement locally in challenging U.S. war and militarism in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Colombia, Palestine and Afghanistan. She has been on human rights delegations to Palestine and Colombia and leads work nationally through the Colombia Action Network. In 2008 she helped lead protests at the RNC on days one and four of the convention. Meredith does her activism as volunteer work and is a teacher in a Twin Cities high school. She is also the proud mother of the world's cutest toddler.