Petition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
A PETITION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION
We're working with United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) and the Houston chapter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) to help collect signatures across this country by January, to present to President Obama before the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferaton Treaty Review Conference. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the "read the rest" link below, or the title of this article, for details and to download the petition.
Be part of the growing international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons! Your signature will be among millions collected on this and similar international petitions presented at the May 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations in New York. This U.S. petition will also be delivered to President Obama:
"One nuclear weapon exploded in one city -- be it New York or Moscow, Islamabad or Mumbai, Tokyo or Tel Aviv, Paris or Prague -- could kill hundreds of thousands of people. And no matter where it happens, there is no end to what the consequences might be -- for our global safety, our security, our society, our economy, to our ultimate survival."
-- President Barack Obama, Prague, April 5, 2009
The petition text includes the above quote, and the following:
Dear President Obama,
We wholeheartedly applaud you for declaring in Prague, “I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” We commend you for your courageous and historic recognition that “as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act.” We call on you to make good on that commitment and fulfill that responsibility by announcing at the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference your initiation of good faith multilateral negotiations on an international agreement to abolish nuclear weapons, within our lifetimes! Yes we can!!
Click on the link below to download the petition, then print it and ask your friends to sign.
In the Houston area, please return them by Jan. 20, 2010 to:
Houston WILPF, c/o Lynn Furay, 9700 Glenfield Ct. #206, Houston TX 77096
For more information, see the UFPJ web site at http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=4071 You can also click on the "national petition drive" link on that page to sign the petition online.