As you know, our network has been very active lately. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the major things we’re working on, with ways that you can help support and take action. Please have a look!
Supporting the Iran Deal
As you know, we are working hard to support the Iran deal. Here are some actionable things you can do to support the cause:
- Listen to streaming audio of our August 12th live national conference call on the Iran deal, with Phyllis Bennis, Tyler Cullis and Lara Friedman. The call was well attended with nearly 150 activists from around the country. Now it’s posted for you to listen to and share.
- Sign our joint petition to Congress, supporting the Iran deal.
- Check out our Iran resources page, with useful articles about what will happen and why urgent action is needed around the nuclear deal.
- Your Congressional Representative and Senators are home this month. Set up appointments at their local offices, deliver letters or petitions, or conduct a vigil with a few friends.
August wass Nuclear Free Future Month
Last month marked the 70th anniversaries of the United States’ atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Remember that for all of August we commemorated Nuclear Free Future Month, as we do annually.
So far, this year, activists like you have entered 200 events from around the globe into our calendar. Just because August is over does not mean that your organizing efforts should slow down. We need nuclear abolition, now! Find out about and instantly post your events at nuclearfreefuture.org.
Take Action on the Manhattan Project National Park!
Tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reject efforts by pro-nuke fanatics to weaken radiation standards, here.
Click here to tell the Department of Energy and the National Park Service that the new Manhattan Project National Park must include the perspective of the victims of the U.S. atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and the continuing legacy of the Manhattan Project.
Submit to Our Newsletter
UFPJ is still accepting submissions for the relaunch of our newsletter, which will reach 10’s of thousands of activists, organizers, and supporters of peace and justice around the country and other parts of the world. Would your organization like to be featured?
We are excited about starting our Newsletter again to feature the hard work of UFPJ’s hundreds of member groups. We all know that local activism can feel lonely, and we are not always aware that we are all part of a larger movement, all working toward the greater goal of peace and justice and a better tomorrow. Peace groups are persevering all across the country. We want to hear from you and get the news out about your work!
Announcing Annals of Nuclear Resistance
In honor of Peace and Planet Summer and Nuclear Free Future Month, UFPJ Coordinating Committee member, Thea Paneth has launched a blog to recall and tell the storied resistance to nuclear weapons and power.
Annals of Nuclear Resistance is collecting and posting the stories, photographs, educational materials, and creative works to tell the history and to be inspired anew to take action for abolition of nuclear weapons and to shut down nuclear power plants. This project will be updated through September 26, 2015 – International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
You can view the blog here: http//nuclear-resistance.blogspot.com/
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