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Cries from every Corner: Fund Healthcare, Housing, Jobs- Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Sat September 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Cries from Every Corner

United Nations logoSeptember 26, 2020 – The UN’s “International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

“Nuclear weapons present an unacceptable danger to humanity. The only real way to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons is to eliminate nuclear weapons.”

– UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Join us in this intersectional event demanding elimination of nuclear weapons releasing billions of federal dollars to fund life sustaining needs for people and the planet.  Nuclear warheads, weapons of mass destruction, threaten world security and promote the risk of nuclear suicide.

On September 8, the Air Force awarded a $13.3 billion contract to Northrop Grumman to build the Minuteman 3 missile.

Students in Mumbai, India participate in a peace rally to mark the 69th anniversary of US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, August 6, 2014. (Source: AP)
Students in Mumbai, India participate in a peace rally (Source: AP)

Badger your Congressional Representation. both state and federal, demand action to eliminate nuclear weapons.  Start immediately by reducing the Federal nuclear budget.  Put those dollars to use in life sustaining actions, healthcare for all, renewable energy, affordable housing, re-imagining policing, immigration reform to name a few.

Coronavirus 19 laid bare the inadequacies of existing systems of human support.  The death of George Floyd carried the wight of 400 years of systemic/structural racism that our country now teeters on. It is time to be outraged; it is time to say enough; it is the time to demand change.

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Events are scheduled so far in Bedford, Bridgewater, Brookline, Cambridge, Easthampton, Fall River, Greenfield, Ipswich, Needham, Newton, Northampton, Roslindale, Springfield, Sunderland and Worcester, Massachusetts, and also in Chicago; Milwaukee; Binghamton, NY; Montclair, NJ; Portland, ME; and Maloy, IA.  See below for details.  Please also note that CodePink has also posted the event including additional rally locations in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Taos, NM, Dallas, TX, Baltimore, MD, San Pedro, CA, and Seattle, WA.

As an event host you choose the location, time and place, of your event.   When your event is approved, you’ll receive a link to a page for your local event, that you can then use to share with friends and neighbors to attract more participants.  The event will also be listed on this overall page.

Social distancing and masks are required at all events.  On the day, bring signs or banners and arrive 15 minutes early so that other participants can join in with you.   For those in Massachusetts, if you need signs, contact Mass. Peace Action at iinfo@masspeaceaction.org or 617-354-2169 to borrow some of ours.  Due to Mass. Peace Action’s annual movement building event at 5pm, the recommended event time in Massachusetts is 11am to 1pm.   We invite groups across the U.S. and the world to join in and schedule your events!

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