Building political support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty
April 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) went into effect on January 22nd. Everything to do with nuclear weapons is now illegal in 50 countries, and that number will continue to rise. In countries where governments are not yet ready to sign this treaty, their elected officials are pressuring them to do so. Over 250 parliamentarians in Italy have signed the ICAN Pledge, nearly 200 in Germany, over 100 in Australia and almost every member of the Scottish Parliament.
So far, ten members of the US Congress have signed the ICAN Pledge. Join us on April 24th to hear from Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, and from ICAN campaigners around the world, on how they have successfully used the ICAN Pledge to build support for nuclear abolition in other countries.
We will discuss how to get many more members of the US Congress to sign, and how this could really change the conversation about nuclear weapons in Washington towards a clear call for the abolition of these weapons. We will also look at how getting state and local legislators to sign the Pledge can help build the pressure on Members of Congress to also sign. Register to attend.
Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director, ICAN
Brando Benifei, Italian Member of the European Parliament
John Finnie, Member of the Scottish Parliament
Vicky Reynaert, Member of the Belgian Parliament
US Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia
Massachusetts State Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa
Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, Mayor of Easthampton, MA
In addition to NuclearBan.US, Massachusetts Peace Action and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), this event is co-sponsored by: Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, Nuclear and Carbon Free Future Coalition, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Hampton Roads Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Kansas City PeaceWorks, Kansas City PSR, Nukewatch, Center for Nonviolent Solutions, WILPF US, World Beyond War, WAMM, CodePink, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Coalition for Peace Action, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, PEACInstitute, Maryland Peace Action, Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27, Northampton Friends Meeting (Quakers), Sierra Club, Oregon PeaceWorks, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, New York Catholic Worker, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Greater Boston PSR, Nuclear Hotseat Podcast/Broadcast, New Hampshire Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Peace Action Maine, Peace Action New York State, War Resisters League, and Beyond Nuclear.