Dump Trump and Ban the Bomb

Yellow box with text - Nuclear Weapons are illegal. The treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons bans the development, testing, production, manufacture, acquisition, possession or stockpiling, transfer, control or receipt, use or threat to use, stationing or deployment of nuclear weapons.

by Charlotte Casey, SJPJC Coordinating Council member

At this perilous moment in history, Democratic Party leaders are citing Trump’s easy access to nuclear weapons as a reason to remove him from office. It should not have taken the president’s obvious derangement to remind us of the existential threat posed by the US stockpile of 3800 nuclear warheads.

On January 22, 2021, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will go into effect. Commemorations around the world will mark the day when nuclear weapons are considered illegal under international law. Bay Area commemorations are listed on our calendar.

None of the nuclear-armed states (U.S., Russia, England, France, China, India, Israel, Pakistan, North Korea) have signed the treaty. We must demand that the incoming Biden administration pursue a policy of disarmament to ban these weapons whose use would have catastrophic humanitarian consequences.

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