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Rally for Nuclear Disarmament Legislation

Tue June 20, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The 39-foot sailboat Golden Rule is sailing the coast of New England during June to alert us to the need for a world without  nuclear weapons.

In 1958, an intrepid crew of Quaker peace activists sailed the Golden Rule to the South Pacific, to try to “get in the way” of massive nuclear tests the U.S. was planning there. They were arrested in Honolulu, but they left a lasting legacy.

Now, a new crew from Veterans for Peace is using this historic ship to campaign against the madness of nuclear weapons.  They will be in Boston June 18-21.

Tuesday, June 20

Nuclear Disarmament rally and outreach, 1:30 pm, State House steps inside Boston Common, leading up to Beacon Street.

Join us at the Massachusetts State House as we call on legislators to support the three bills in our Nuclear Disarmament Initiative:

Back from the Brink Initiative (S.1487)

Nuclear Weapons and Climate Commission  ( S.1488/H.738

Nuclear Weapons Divestment ( S.1651/H.2480)

Welcome Proclamation

SpeakersGolden Rule project members Helen Jaccard and Garry Condon

Advocates: Ira Helfand, Timmon Wallis, Kathleen Hamill, Eileen Kurkoski, Paul Shannon, Jonathan King

Electeds: Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Rep. Mike Connolly, Boston City Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune

Music: Toussaint the Liberator; Voices of Hope

See background information on the Golden Rule’s voyage and view other activities planned during her visit to Boston.

Details

Date:
Tue June 20, 2023
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Organizer

Massachusetts Peace Action
Email
info@masspeaceaction.org
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Venue

Massachusetts State House Steps – inside Common
Beacon St and Park St
Boston, MA 02108
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