Disarm-End Wars Working Group and EventsPublished on February, 04 2018
Ellen Thomas tabling at the “Closing U.S. Military and NATO Bases in Foreign Countries” conference held in Baltimore on January 12-14, 2018. Photo: Nancy Price.
By Disarm-End Wars Committee co-chairs Robin Lloyd, Barbara Nielsen, and Ellen Thomas, and EWNE campaign organizing and capacity-building adviser Michael Ippolito
Our Disarm-End Wars Issues Committee has formed an outreach working group focusing on internal outreach to lay groundwork for connecting with other ICAN partner groups in the US, and to foster greater collaboration, toward our goal to End the Whole Nuclear Era.
Outreach Working Group
We will be focusing on internal outreach to WILPF members to encourage greater participation with national work. This internal outreach aims to lay the groundwork for a much broader general outreach campaign where we will be connecting with the 24 other US partner ICAN organizations to foster additional collaboration and coordination with those organizations and their members. We are taking these steps in 2018 to move toward our goal of #EndtheWholeNuclearEra.
Contact Michael@TeamGood.org if you would like to join the outreach working group.
From Now Until We Succeed
Sign & Share our Nuclear Ban Treaty Petition. As of the end of January 2018, our members have collected 2,400+ signatures on the paper petition and 2,100+ online signatures asking the US President and Senate to support the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty.
Good start! Keep going!!!
Our Committee is working with a newly formed organization based in Northampton, Mass. Introduced to us by Joan Ecklein (Boston branch), Vicki Elson and Timmon Wallis chair the organization. You can invite Timmon and Vicki to speak at your branch—they will be on tour this spring.
Disarm-End Wars Upcoming Events—Mark Your Calendars!
Next Disarm-End Wars Meetings @ 4:30 pm PST – 6:30 pm CST – 7:30 pm EST
Register here for the calls
Tweet Tweet Weekly WILPF Social Media Wednesdays
Every Wednesday @ 4:30 pm PST – 6:30 pm CST – 7:00 pm EST
All are Welcome!. We invite you to bring your friends, family, children, and grandchildren as this is a fun activity we do in collaboration to help build momentum for the nuclear weapons ban treaty and more. No technical knowledge is needed!
Register here for the calls
February 23: Guantanamo Solidarity
April 14-15: No Foreign Bases Conference
WILPF members are invited to help plan for this conference.
Contact our coalition member Nancy Price email@example.com to help, or for more info.
April 17: Tax Day
Handout for demonstration (Pie Chart):
Good info source: National War Tax Resisters
May 14-17: UN Nuclear Disarmament High-Level Conference
UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament in NYC
Focus will be the review of the progress being made by the nuclear-armed States on incremental disarmament measures to which they agreed in the Non-Proliferation Treaty conferences, but have not yet done so. More information available online.
Contact Robin Lloyd firstname.lastname@example.org regarding a possible action around this meeting.
May 20-23: ANA DC Days—Lobbying in Washington, DC
WILPF is a member organization of Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, which has been lobbying Congress since 1987 to shut down and clean up the nuclear weapons complex. Their annual spring “DC Days” is a “must-do” experience for anyone working to #EndtheWholeNuclearEra. We encourage members to learn and participate in this outstanding event. Register here and please let Ellen Thomas email@example.com know if you are attending.
August 6-9: Hiroshima—Nagasaki Memorials
This is also US Section Solidarity Day #3—many branches will be organizing/participating in events.