Building political support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty
April 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) went into effect on January 22nd. Everything to do with nuclear weapons is now illegal in 50 countries, and that number will continue to rise. In countries where governments are not yet ready to sign this treaty, their elected officials are pressuring them to do so. Over 250 parliamentarians in Italy have signed the ICAN Pledge, nearly 200 in Germany, over 100 in Australia and almost every member of the Scottish Parliament.
So far, ten members of the US Congress have signed the ICAN Pledge. Join us on April 24th to hear from Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, and from ICAN campaigners around the world, on how they have successfully used the ICAN Pledge to build support for nuclear abolition in other countries.
We will discuss how to get many more members of the US Congress to sign, and how this could really change the conversation about nuclear weapons in Washington towards a clear call for the abolition of these weapons. We will also look at how getting state and local legislators to sign the Pledge can help build the pressure on Members of Congress to also sign. Register to attend.