September 18, 2019
Political actions you can take to ban the bomb and cut down the war machine
Contact your City Council member to support the following legislation on nuclear weapons:
Res. No. 976 calling on the New York City Comptroller to instruct the pension funds of public employees in New York City to divest from and avoid any financial exposure to companies involved in the production and maintenance of nuclear weapons, reaffirming New York City as a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, and joining the ICAN Cities Appeal and calling on the United States to support and join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Int. No. 1621 Local Law in calling for the creation of a nuclear disarmament and nuclear weapons-free zone advisory committee
Contact your City Council member to support the following resolution to move the money away from military spending:
Res. No. 747 calling on the federal government and its legislators to move significant funds away from the military budget to fund human needs and services and that in-depth public hearings are conducted on the dollar amounts that the City needs but that get diverted to the Pentagon.
Contact your member of Congress to support nuclear abolition bill submitted by Eleanor Holmes Norton: HR 2419 Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic Energy and Conversion Act of 2019.
Ask your member of Congress to sign the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge here.
Look up your member of Congress here.
Ask the US Presidential Candidates to sign the pledge in support of the Ban Treaty.
Distribute the important new study Warheads To Windmills, How to Pay for the Green New Deal addressing the need to prevent the two greatest dangers facing our planet: nuclear annihilation and uncontrolled catastrophic climate destruction. See more here.
Sign the World Beyond War pledge add your name to the critical new campaign to make the end of
Report back your results on contacts with Council Members and/ or
About Alice Slater
Alice Slater serves on the Board of World Beyond War, is the UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000. She serves on the Board of Nuclear Ban US and works with the NYC Working Group for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in the Nobel
She is a member of the NYC Bar Association and serves on the Coordinating Committees of the People Climate Committee, New York working for 100% Green Energy by 2030 and on the Board of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.
Ms. Slater has written numerous articles and op-eds, with frequent appearances on local and national media.