A Nuclear-Free Future? Yes we can!

Statue at United Nations
Let us beat our nuclear swords into plowshares.
Statue at the United Nations in New York where the NPT Review conference will take place in May 2010.

President Obama recently gave a historic speech in Prague where he said "One nuclear weapon exploded in one city - be it New York or Moscow, Islamabad or Mumbai, Tokyo or Tel Aviv, Paris or Prague - could kill hundreds of thousands of people. And no matter where it happens, there is no end to what the consequences may be - for our global safety, security, society, economy, and ultimately our survival."

Obama has pledged to make the U.S. a leader in nuclear disarmament and abolition. You can help make sure that promise is kept.

Sign the online international petition for nuclear weapon abolition that was developed by WILPF and our partner organizations in United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ).

Take Action The petition will be delivered to Obama and presented at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the U.N. next year. WILPF, AFSC, Peace Action and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation are already gathering signatures. United for Peace and Justice will officially launch the petition in the U.S. at the start of August's Nuclear-Free Future month.

There is also a version of the petition available for printing here. Local affinity groups or WILPF branches should feel free to put their own local address on the petition instead of the national office, but all petitions should be mailed to WILPF's National Office at 11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA  02116. Deadline is April 15, 2010.

What Else Can You Do?

1) Learn more about the UFPJ petition and Nuclear-Free Future Campaign

2) Report on your Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day events to WILPF DISARM! Dismantle the War Economy at nffchairs@wilpf.org

3) Explore the WILPF DISARM UPDATE for Education and Action resources useful for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day memorials, and much more.

Remember, your time and financial contributions are the bedrock of our organization. Please consider donating to WILPF or give a tax-deductible donation to our sister organization, Jane Addams Peace Association, earmarked for the US Section.

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