Media Release: January 18, 2021
contact: Hon. Lon Burnam, Peace Farm (817) 721-5846 email@example.com | Joyce Hall, Pax Christi, 214-357-2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
DELIVERING THE NUCLEAR BAN TREATY TO NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS: LOCAL RESIDENTS CELEBRATE TREATY’S ENTRY INTO FORCE
January 22, 2021, will be a historic day for nuclear weapons. On that day the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force, establishing in international law a categorical ban on nuclear weapons, seventy-five years after their development and first use.
The momentous occasion will be marked by actions, events, and celebrations around the globe and across the United States.
In Dallas, representatives of The Peace Farm, Dallas Pax Christi, and the Dallas Peace and Justice will mark the historic day by delivering copies of the treaty in person to 6 Texas State Congressional offices.
“Right now, the Treaty does not legally apply to the United States,” said Lon Burnam, “because we have not signed or ratified it. But that does not mean we will not be feeling the moral force of the Treaty. All nuclear weapons, including the 3,900 in the US stockpile, have been declared unlawful by the international community.”
The effort to deliver copies of the Treaty to congressional offices in Dallas is just one of many events happening around the country. At nuclear weapons production sites in Tennessee, Kansas City, New Mexico and California, banners declaring NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE ILLEGAL will be hung on fences at the plant entrance.
University campuses that are engaged in support activities for weapons production will be asked to reconsider their activities. Churches will ring their bells.
“The entry into force of the Treaty is a turning point,” said Mavis Belisle. “On the one hand, it is the end of a long process to outlaw nuclear weapons. On the other hand, it is just the beginning of a new movement to confront nuclear weapons states and demand they lift the dark shadow of nuclear annihilation that has loomed over the world for the last seventy-five years.”
For more information on other activities, see the facebook page Nuclear Ban Treaty EIF and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) events page at www.icanw.org/events. For more information on local activities, contact: Lon Burnam, (817) 721-5846.
There are over 150 Events for Global Action Day happening across the globe! View them all here
ITENERARY OF EVENTS
Friday Jan 22 2021
9:15 Rep Veasey staff 1881 Sylvan Ave, Dallas 75208 Chase bank building
10:00 Rep Johnson staff 1825 Market Center, Dallas 75207 Chase bank bldg
11:00 Rep Allred staff 100 N Central Exprsway, Richardson 75080 Chase bank bldg
1pm Sen Cornyn office 5001 Spring Valley Rd Dallas 75244
2pm Sen Cruz office 3626 N Hall ,Dallas 75219
3:30pm Rep Granger staff 1701 River Run Fort Worth 76107