Throughout the month of April we have focused on the "Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference" at the United Nations. This is an historic opportunity to make progress toward nuclear non-proliferation. Activists around the world are filled with cautious optimism in this regard, due to President Obama's public statements on nuclear disarmament in Prague last April. However, we know these statements mean nothing unless acted upon. It is our desire to bring public attention to this issue and, in so doing, increase pressure on our elected officials to support initiatives that will bring us closer to nuclear disarmament.
Many of you have asked for a sample "Letter to the Editor" on the issue of nuclear disarmament and the upcoming Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference. (To view our sample letter click on read more below)
As a long-time reader of your publication, I look forward to your upcoming coverage of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference.
I am sure you know this is a critical moment in the history of International cooperation for nuclear disarmament. Five years ago, the world fell backwards when 13 points of agreement from 2000's conference wound up in shreds.
President Obama has spoken publicly about his commitment to creating a nuclear weapons-free world. Creating global optimism and hope that 2010's conference will be much more productive thatn 2005's.
Global activists have spent years preparing for this moment. Japanese peace groups have obtained 5 million signatures on a petition to President Obama to uphold his commitment to a nuclear weapons-free world.
NJ activists plan many events for April leading up to the Review Conference. These events include special vigils, an organizing/educational conference, an April 29th action titled "Sign Up for Nuclear Disarmament", and a Peace Treain into New York City on May2, to participate in what promises to be a huge rally and march for nuclear disarmament.
This is indeed an exciting time! I look forward to your complete coverage as these events unfold.
Your loyal reader,