Contact city alders and be sure they have all of the following information and links.
We/I write to ask you to support a City of Madison Back from the Brink (BftB) Resolution. It calls on the federal government to honor the Nonproliferation Treaty of 1970 (NPT), embrace the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) of 2021 and take the following steps to reduce the risk of nuclear war:
Actively pursue a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
Madison, Wisconsin declared itself a nuclear free zone in a 1983 ordinance and passed a proclamation in 2019 commemorating August 6th as Hiroshima Day and August 9th as Nagasaki Day. The 2019 proclamation also called on the US to live up to its obligations under the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty and cancel the nuclear weapons modernization program.
We are asking for the City to make a financial commitment that aligns with its history of advocacy for nuclear disarmament. The Madison Back from the Brink Resolution includes a pledge by the City to end investments in and contracts with companies involved in nuclear weapons production such as those listed in the 2022 Don’t Bank on the Bomb “Hall of Shame”. We look forward to developing a workable plan with City of Madison staff.
Over sixty-five US cities have passed the Back from the Brink Resolution.
Fifteen US cities have so far passed resolutions committing themselves to nuclear weapon free investments and/or contracts.
We are working together to abolish nuclear weapons and advocating for common sense nuclear weapons policies to secure a safer, more just future. (PSR) Talk to people. Write a letter. Ask your local organizations and friends to endorse the campaign.
“The threat of nuclear war is real and growing, yet many people are unaware of the danger, or the harmful here-and-now impacts of developing and maintaining our nuclear arsenal. Others may be concerned but don’t feel as if they have any say on the issue or a meaningful way to get involved and make a difference. As a result, policymakers don’t hear concerns about nuclear weapons from their constituents and feel no pressure to act.”
The Golden Rule is a project of Veterans for Peace that promotes a peaceful world without nuclear weapons.
hat tip to Phil Fransen for many of pictures on this web post.
“The Golden Rule sailboat, the very same boat sailed by four Quaker sailors toward the Marshall Islands in 1958, will arrive at the Riverside Park Levee in La Crosse at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Mayor Reynolds will welcome the boat and crew with an official declaration from the City. Representatives from Veterans For Peace, Women in Black, and others will speak… The welcome event will kick off a series of events that day, all with same message as in 1958: Abolish Nuclear Weapons.”
– Wisconsin Public Radio
●Clinton: Arrives the evening of Oct. 12; leaves the morning of Oct. 14
●Quad Cities: Arrives the evening of Oct. 14; leaves the morning of Oct. 17
●Muscatine: Arrives the afternoon or evening of Oct 17; leaves the morning of Oct. 19
●Burlington: Arrives the morning of Oct. 19; leaves the morning of Oct 21
●Keokuk: Arrives the evening of Oct 21; leaves the morning of Oct. 23.
For more information about the Golden Rule Project and its Great Loop Voyage, visit vfpgoldenrule.org. You can follow the boat’s progress on a map that updates every 10 minutes at http://share.garmin.com/goldenrule
Groups can schedule an educational presentation by Jaccard at [email protected] or (206) 992-6364.
We joined Wisconsin Physicians for Social Responsibility for this family friendly event to commemorate the lives lost in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 77 years ago and make sure that such nuclear attacks never again take place. We remember the past, so that we can envision and work for a peaceful, just and nuclear-free future.
Open to public at 6:30pm for people to create lanterns
Program starts at 7:30pm
Lanterns start going out at dusk approximately 7:45-8:00pm
The event will be open to the public to attend at Tenney Park outside of the John Wall Family Pavilion and (weather & temperature depending) the entire event will be held outdoors. You are welcome to mail in your lantern if you cannot be in attendance. Please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated and maintain social distancing.
2022 Event Sponsors:
– The Friends Meeting of Madison
– Interfaith Peace Working Group (IPWG)
– Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability
– Madison Raging Grannies
– Madison Veterans for Peace
– Madison Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)
– PC Foundation
– Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin
– United Nations Association of Dane County
– Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars
– Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice
*PS: PSR WI has reused the styrofoam bases, candles and skewer sticks for the lanterns for at least 6 years. PSR WI removes all the materials from the Tenney Park Lagoon and we leave no trace.