In 1962 a committee of the House of Representatives decided to question Women Strike for Peace about supposed “un-American activities.”
But the committee was not prepared for the response. Every time a woman was called to testify, all the women in the room stood up or clapped to support her.
One woman clearly pointed out that the group was started, not by radicals who were trying to overthrow the government, but by mothers who loved their children.
When another woman was asked if Communists could join the group, she answered, “Unless everybody in the world joins us in this fight, then God help us.”
The House committee soon called off the investigation.