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MARCH 4, 2021 • 11 AM EST ENDING NUCLEAR WEAPONS
BEFORE THEY END US
Opportunities Under the Biden Administration to Take Action
REGISTER TODAY! Dear Maryland United for Peace and Justice: In January 2017, then-Vice-President Biden said: “As a nation, I believe we must keep pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons—because that is the only surety we have against the nightmare scenario becoming reality.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Over the last month, there has been a monumental shift in the direction of nuclear weapons policy, with the inauguration of President Biden, the Entry into Force of the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and New START extension all having major implications for the survival of our species.
While these changes will reduce the likelihood of nuclear war in the short term, it is unlikely that the new administration will pursue global nuclear abolition as a top priority, despite knowing the existential threat that these weapons pose to humanity. This is a critical moment for activists around the country to engage at the local level to build pressure on the new administration to make the elimination of nuclear weapons and reduction of nuclear risk an urgent priority.
To that end, we’re excited to invite you to an upcoming event, Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us: Opportunities Under the Biden Administration to Take Action which will be March 4th at 11am EST / 8am PST. The conference is jointly sponsored by Back from the Brink and our Nobel Peace Prize-winning colleagues at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. It will feature an expert panel and Q&A followed by interactive workshop sessions to provide activists with the tools and information required to make change under this administration. The workshops will cover a variety of topics, from Nuclear Weapons & Racism to Divesting from Nuclear Weapons.
Click here to view the full program and register.
As we continue to engage the new Administration and Congress, we know that public support for nuclear abolition will be critical in influencing decision makers. We hope you’ll join us to learn what opportunities exist to finally eliminate these weapons, and what you can do to help.
Please share this announcement with your networks and on social media. If you have any questions about the campaign or the event, please send them to Alex at email@example.com.
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