Disarm-End Wars Working Group and Events           

Nancy Price

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

February 11
February 25
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

See NoForeignBases.org and worldbeyondwar.org/gitmo/

April 14-15: No Foreign Bases Conference

WILPF members are invited to help plan for this conference.

Contact our coalition member Nancy Price nancytprice39@gmail.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 robinlloyd8@gmail.com 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 et@prop1.org 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.


For further info contact the co-chairs: Robin Lloyd (robinlloyd8@gmail.com); Ellen Thomas (et@prop1.org); Barbara Nielsen (bln.sf.ca@gmail.com)


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