We are excited to announce that on July 30th, NJPA’s Director, Madelyn Hoffman, will fly to Japan to represent Peace Action’s national organization and all of its affiliates at the 70th commemoration of the dropping of the A bomb on Hiroshima and three days later on Nagasaki. Madelyn’s trip is sponsored and paid for by the Japanese peace group New Japan Women’s Association and the Planning Committee for the World Conference for A and H Bomb Survivors, who will be arranging home stays with Japanese nuclear abolition activist families. Madelyn will be working closely with these groups as she brings messages of peace from Peace Action affiliates across the U.S. to the people of Japan. Please download, sign and return this postcard to the New Jersey Peace Action office at 673 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 by July 28th if you’d like Madelyn to deliver your wishes to Japan. Clicking on either of the pictures above will download the postcard, which can then be printed.
This is a significant year for the nuclear abolition movement. While just three nations that are parties to the Treaty, Canada, the U.K., and the U.S., blocked any kind of international agreement at the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference held at the U.N. in May, 108 non-nuclear nations have now signed the Humanitarian Pledge calling for total nuclear abolition, first issued in Austria a year or so ago.
Madelyn Hoffman worked with the International Planning Committee for the Peace and Planet mobilization, a conference, march and rally attended by about eight thousand individuals, including approximately one thousand Japanese who traveled to the U.S. to urge the world to abolish nuclear weapons.
New Jersey Peace Action has never lost sight of its original focus — the abolition of nuclear weapons. We need your help to continue to keep this terrible threat in the public consciousness. While more money ($3.1 trillion) is allotted by this administration to the storage, upkeep and modernization of nuclear weapons, many of our fellow citizens believe that nuclear weapons are already gone. Please help us make sure that the truth about nuclear weapons is widely known.