August 6, 2020
August 6th and August 9th this week mark the 75th year since the United States used nuclear weapons on civilians living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombings killed over 200,000 people. To this day, survivors are #stillhere and fighting for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
As we remember the incredible violence of these days, which irreparably changed the course of history, we also look to the future. 75 years later, it is completely unacceptable that nuclear weapons still exist.
It's time to abolish nuclear weapons.
Here's how you can be part of the work to abolish nuclear weapons:
1. Join the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear weapons (ICAN) campaign to get cities to take steps in support of the Nuclear Ban Treaty.
2. Read and share this piece on Korean survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
3. Write letters to Judge Wood in support of the King's Bay Plowshares.