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for immediate release February 2nd, 2023
BOULDER CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS THE GLOBAL TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
When: Thursday February 2nd at 6:00pm
Where: City Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
What: On January 19th, 2023, community members made statements during open comment and presented a petition with 150 signatures to Boulder City Council. In solidarity with a national nonviolent action, local activists conducted a nonviolent action called a banner drop, unveiling a banner that says “Nuclear Weapons Are Illegal”. Boulder City Council responded, and will now officially support the Treaty with a declaration scheduled to be approved today, 2/2/2023.
BACKGROUND: The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has 86 total signatories and has been ratified by 68 nations. None of the nuclear nations have signed on. However, States, Municipalities, and elected officials throughout the U.S. continue to express public support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. More than 75 municipalities and states have passed resolutions supporting the TPNW. Nonviolent actions have been conducted throughout the nation to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Treaty’s entry into force on January 22nd 2021.
The signed declaration from Boulder City Council is available upon request
Video of the 1/19/2023 Boulder City Council meeting is available on bouldercolorado.gov