Hiroshima

Alert: Tell the President to go to Hiroshima, but with a purpose!

The Cenotaph at ground zero in Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped the first nuclear bomb 71 years ago

The Cenotaph at ground zero in Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped the first nuclear bomb 71 years ago

There is still time before he leaves office for President Barack Obama  to reduce the danger of nuclear weapons, as he advocated in his Prague speech in 2009.

Working with our Japanese colleagues, Peace Action has called on the president to go to Hiroshima, but not just for symbolic sake. We call on President Obama to visit with Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) to learn from their powerful witness, and to take further steps toward nuclear disarmament, including:

-further nuclear reductions in the U.S. arsenal, in concert with Russia;
-initiating negotiations for the verifiable global elimination of all nuclear weapons, as the U.S. and other nuclear states are required to do by Article VI of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty;
-canceling the 30 year, $1 trillion planned boondoggle to completely overhaul the U.S. nuclear weapons complex.

We expect an announcement from the White House soon.  So, please call the President today – 202.456.1111.

Peace Action and our allies continue to press the issue through our grassroots network and in the media.  You can listen to a radio interview I did last Sunday on KPFA or you can read an op ed that I wrote and was published last Saturday in Greenville, NC’s Daily Reflector.

Most importantly, please call the President today – 202.456.1111.

Peacefully yours,

Kevin Martin
Executive Director
Peace Action

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