Monday, February 13, 2017

New This Week (Feb. 13, 2017)

We were out in force in Berkeley on the 13th to "Remember Our Names" -- a Black History Month vigil in observance of the many lives lost to police violence across this country. (Story below: DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Remember Our Names)

(And we had a big turnout a week ago for the immigrant solidarity rally at the nearby detention center.)

I'm thinking ahead to Lent, and hoping many pastors will seize the opportunity to preach on the global nuclear ban negotiations on March 26 . . . .

14 de febrero - Tlatelolco 50: Un regalo para el mundo
#LatinAmerica leads the way to #NOnukes world
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The heart above is inspired by Tlatelolco 50: A Gift to the World. The 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco falls on Valentine's Day - Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

All this week, actions in connection with the upcoming nuclear weapons ban talks continue - see @nuclearban for updates.

I'm excited that the global network to oppose nuclear weapons is growing rapidly. I'm particularly hopeful about the potential impact of April 22 Science Marches worldwide.

UPDATE 2/15: There are now eighteen (18) co-sponsors on the bill to rein in presidential first use of nuclear weapons. Please use this script to call and get YOUR representative on that list!

   More updates ... 2/17: nineteen co-sponsors ....