Bob was a 20-year-old draft resister in 1971 when he was hired by the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence in Palo Alto where he learned about organizing and movement building, and especially about nonviolence. During his first trial for refusing induction, the jury was hung when one woman, dressed up to look like a juror, refused to convict. At his second trial, he was found guilty but he continued organizing against the war until it ended. In 1977, he co-edited The Power of the People, an illustrated history of “active nonviolence in the United States” with Helen Michalowski. His studio, Robert Cooney Graphic Design in Point Reyes Station, produced books and publications for over twenty years. In 2005, he published the award-winning book, Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement. Bob has worked on several documentary films including Ken Burns’ Not for Ourselves Alone, Ruth Pollak’s One Woman, One Vote, and Martha Wheelock’s California Women Win the Vote and Forward Into Light.