Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New This Week (May 15, 2017)

South Korea got a new president last week.

The first thing I did was wonder: will South Korea join negotiations on a global nuclear ban when they resume in New York at the United Nations on June 15?

The second thing I did was go back and study the history of Korea. What I read convinced me Korea could be a game-changer.

Thank you #PANAMA.
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And it's not just Korea.

A handful of nuclear weapons states have dug their heels in and are doing everything possible to prevent a global ban on nuclear weapons. But that's not the whole story . . . .

The much larger truth is that the vast majority of countries are committed to banning nuclear weapons. It's time for us to focus our energy on supporting their efforts.

Please help me get the word out by sharing these messages on social media: 133 Is a Lot of #Nuclearban-Supporting Countries.

Ban the Bomb - from A to Z!
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AND . . . just one month until the #nuclearban march June 17 in NYC -- to coincide with the three week UN session to negotiate a global ban on nuclear weapons!

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Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey last week, invoking memories of Richard Nixon ordering the firing of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox (the "Saturday Night Massacre").

Let's face it: eventually Trump is going to go too far, and even the Republicans in Congress are going to realize he needs to be tied down.

Meanwhile, there are now thirty-three (33) co-sponsors on Rep. Ted Lieu's House bill to rein in presidential first use of nuclear weapons. (And seven (7) co-sponsors on the corresponding bill in the Senate sponsored by Ed Markey.) Will support continue to grow in May, June, and through the summer?

Please use this script to call and get YOUR representative on that list!