NJ Peace Action

66th Anniversary of Atomic Bomb

NJ Peace Action Honors the 66th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6 and 9 mark the commemorations of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki.  66 Years is enough!  It is time to retire all nuclear weapons.  Especially In this time of budget crisis, it is unthinkable that we continue to find funding for these unneeded weapons while cutting essential programs that support our nation. 


Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently wrote, "It is deeply troubling that the US has allocated $185 billion to augment its nuclear stockpile over the next decade, on top of the ordinary annual nuclear-weapons budget of more than $50 billion."


NJ Peace Action remains dedicated to the reduction and ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons. This has been our primary mission since our founding in 1957. NJ Peace Action asks that people take time over the next few days to attend events commemorating the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and write letters to the editor about the need to retire nuclear weapons and move the money to programs that address community needs.


Our nation's priorities have been skewed toward the military for far too long. If we took just 25% of our military budget we could eliminate hunger and poverty worldwide!