Calling all Longmont folks! On Tuesday, August 9th, the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, join us in speaking at the Longmont City Council meeting, urging them to pass a proclamation in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!When: Tuesday August 9th, at 7:00pm
Where: City Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark St., Longmont, CO
1. Speak in Person at the City Council Chambers on August 9th at 7:00pm. Please reference the background information below and customize your own statement.
Background: The U.S. has conducted more than 1,000 nuclear bomb tests, the vast majority were on Western Shoshone land at the Nevada Test Site. The Federal government plans to spend approximately $2 trillion over the next 30 years on nuclear weapon modernization. Among many locations, this includes uranium mining (often exploiting the land of indigenous people), uranium processing at Oak Ridge Tennessee, plutonium pit production at Las Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and a new plutonium bomb plant at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. As U.S. Citizens, we do not want trillions of our taxpayer dollars going to weapons of mass destruction. And the Citizens of the World agree. The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons thus far has been ratified by 66 nations and counting.
We must speak out locally to move the Federal government to action and stop the escalation of a new nuclear arms race. On 3/22/21 Denver City Council passed a proclamation in support of this treaty. August 6th and 9th this year marks the 77th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Now is the ideal time for a proclamation to commemorate this moment in history. Please join in solidarity with our neighbors in Denver and pass a resolution supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
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