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This campaign ended on August 09 at 11AM
Take Action for a Nuke Free World Now!
In June in Berlin, President Obama said, “So long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe.”
And that is why we are asking you to join over 20 national organizations to urge President Obama to join in multilateral negotiations to achieve the global elimination of nuclear weapons.
We must compel our government to take action now to eliminate nuclear weapons. It will only happen, if we maximize public pressure on the Obama administration.
Please take a look at the letter below outlining the immediate steps we urge the Obama administration to take. Between now and 2015 there are opportunities for the US to engage with countries around the world and the United Nations in multi-lateral negotiations to end nuclear weapons proliferation and reduce the stockpiles that stand in the way of a nuclear free world.
In a letter to the White House we said:
As representatives of national organizations working for the global elimination of nuclear weapons, we respectfully urge that you speak at the September 26, 2013 High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament at the United Nations and:
President Obama – our country is counting on you to be bold in your second term actions and put your principles into practice. The time is right; the world is ready.
No more Hiroshimas! No more Nagasakis! No more Hibakusha!
John Burroughs, Ph.D., Executive Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Joseph Gerson, Disarmament Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee,Kevin Martin, Executive Director, Peace Action, Jacqueline Cabasso, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation, Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute, David Krieger, Ph.D., President, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Catherine Thomasson, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Susan Shaer, Executive Director, Women's Action for New Directions, Paul F. Walker, Ph.D., Director, Environmental Security and Sustainability, Global Green USA, Katherine Fuchs, Program Director, Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, Marylia Kelley, Executive Director, Tri-Valley CARES (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment), Ralph Hutchison, Coordinator, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Jay Coghlan, Executive Director, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, Joni Arends, Executive Director, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Harvey Zendt, 2020 Vision Campaigner, Mayors For Peace, Mark Johnson, Executive Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation, David Swanson, Co-Founder, WarIsACrime.org, Valerie Heinonen, OSU, Leadership Team, Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk - US Province, Odile Hugonot Haber, Co-Chair, Middle East Committee of WILPF-US, Alan Haber, Megiddo Peace Project, Ann Arbor Grey Panthers, Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN, Executive Director, Pax Christi USA , Ellen Rosser, President, World Peace Now, Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D., Program Director, Hibakusha Stories, Steven G. Gilbert, Ph.D., DABT, Executive Director, INND (Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders)
The Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. called the struggle for civil rights in the US, “a long and bitter, but beautiful struggle for a new world.”
He could have been describing the 68-year journey of the Hibakusha, the survivors of the criminal bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who have made their lives a long and bitter, but beautiful struggle for a new world free of nuclear weapons.
Flora Pino García