- Organize in your community
- Collect signatures on the Abolition Now! petition
- Enroll your mayor in the World Mayors Emergency Campaign to Eliminate
Nuclear Weapons and urge him/her to join the Mayors delegation in NYC in May
- For updates and a menu of action items visit: www.abolitionnow.org
Contact: Jackie Cabasso, U.S. Abolition Now! Coordinator
Western States Legal Foundation
1504 Franklin St. Suite 202,Oakland, CA 94612
- Sponsor the march and rally: $25 - $5,000 dollars (sliding scale) OR
$25-plus in-kind donation of staff time or services (e.g. printing)
- Get involved in planning and outreach: join the May Day 2005 committee
by sending a blank e-mail to MayDay2005firstname.lastname@example.org
- Go to New York May 1!
Contact: Monika Szymurska, Coordinator, Abolition 2000
215 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1001
New York , NY 10016
(212) 726-9161 x17
- Endorse each of the actions individually; make a financial contribution if you can.
- Participate in your local planning coalition starting now!
- advance articles in your group's newsletter.
- Organize buses to your nearest action.
Some of our Major Goals: Stop the development of a new generation of nuclear weaponsunderway in the U.S.; Demand that the U.S. Comply with international law and fulfill its obligations to end the nuclear arms race and negotiate the elimination of nuclear weapons, as required under the NPT; Strengthen strategic alliances between different sectors of the peace and justice movement regionally, nationally and internationally; Deepen our understanding of and commitment to nonviolence.
Some of our Main Messages: Honor the Hibakusha. Hiroshima-Nagasaki; Never Again!! Disarm and democratize! The U.S. continues to design and develop the ultimate weapons of terror. We must mobilize now, or risk the U.S. using nuclear weapons in one of its "wars on terror." The U.S. is the only nation that has used a nuclear weapon in war. Global disarmament starts at home; it is time to disarm America.
Livermore, California, Aug. 6, 2005: "Seeds of Change;" sunflower logo. Sponsoring groups are asked to contribute $50 - $100. Initial co-sponsors include Livermore Conversion Project, Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (CAREs), Western States Legal Foundation. Contact: Tara Dorabji, Tri-Valley CAREs: email@example.com; (925) 443-7148.
Los Alamos, New Mexico, Aug. 6, 2005: Los Alamos is the largest facility for weapons of mass destruction in the world in dollar terms. It was the design and assembly site for the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If you want to visit here to help organize opposition to nuclear weapons, we'd like to talk to you. Unless we are besieged by applicants, we can provide housing, food, and companionship in a dedicated community of fellow activists and scholars to help make your stay enjoyable, productive, and educational. Event Sponsor: Los Alamos Study Group Contact: Greg Mello, Los Alamos Study Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 265-1200
Nevada Test Site: Aug. 4 8, 2005: August Desert Witness; retreat/conference in Las Vegas; Nevada Test Site witness/presence, Saturday, Aug. 6. Initial sponsors include: Nevada Desert Experience (NDE), Pax Christi USA, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Citizen Alert, Western States Legal Foundation. Contact: Amy Schultz, NDE: email@example.com; (510) 849-1540; cell: (510) 501-3608.
Y-12 nuclear facility, Tennessee: Aug. 6, 2005: "Stop the Bombs!" Contact: Ralph Hutchison, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance: firstname.lastname@example.org; 865-483-8202.
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