WAMM Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons
By Marie Braun WAMM Newsletter Summer 2021 Vol. 39 Num. 3
We have lived under the threat of nuclear annihilation for 75 years. The Parliamentary Pledge for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons offers our elected officials an opportunity to personally support the treaty as we pressure the U.S. and the other eight nuclear-armed nations to sign it. In Minnesota, U.S. Congresswomen McCollum and Omar and Minnesota State Senator John Marty have already signed.
Please send a copy of the Parliamentary Pledge to your city council member, Minnesota state representative and senator, and/or U.S. Senators Klobuchar and Smith and ask that they also sign the pledge.
Copies of the ICAN Parliamentary (Legislative) Pledge for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons can be obtained online at nuclearban.us/icanpledge, or by calling the WAMM office: 612-827-5364.
FFI: pledge.icanw.org [The Pledge is a project of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)]
Here is the text of the pledge:
Legislators are in a key position to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in every country, pushing for its signature and ratification or promoting it abroad. Over 1600 elected officials all around the world have committed to do so through the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge.
“We, the undersigned parliamentarians, warmly welcome the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 7 July 2017 as a significant step towards the realization of a nuclear-weapon-free world.
We share the deep concern expressed in the preamble about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons and we recognize the consequent need to eliminate these inhumane and abhorrent weapons.
As parliamentarians, we pledge to work for the signature and ratification of this landmark treaty by our respective countries, as we consider the abolition of nuclear weapons to be a global public good of the highest order and an essential step to promote the security and well-being of all peoples.”