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TPNW Rally & March in New York City

When:  January 20, 2023
 – 12:00 pm

On Friday, January 20, 2023, a coalition of antinuclear groups celebrated the second anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW or the Ban Treaty) and rallied in New York City to urge the U.S. to join the Treaty. The group gathered in front of the New York Public Library (on 42nd Street) before marching to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations to deliver their message.

“It’s important to promote the Ban Treaty and to persuade the U.S. to sign it at this particular time, because the world is now embroiled, since the invasion of Ukraine, in the worst nuclear emergency since the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962,” said Jack Baldwin of The Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World. “Two nuclear-armed superpowers are locked in a deadly confrontation in which nuclear weapons have not been taken off the table. The whole concept of nuclear weapons as a deterrent has been disproved by this new European war.”

Said June Tano, Morningside Monthly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends: “In the process of acquiring and maintaining nuclear weapons, the nuclear-armed states have long tormented their own people and the people of the non-nuclear countries. The earth has also been heavily contaminated with nuclear material. Possession of nuclear weapons must be recognized as both a human rights violation and an environmental issue. I truly respect those countries that had the courage to ratify the TPNW.”

Where:  The New York Public Library and the US Mission to the UN
New York
New York

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Additional Sponsoring Organization(s):

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute Brooklyn For Peace Catholic Worker Church Women United in New York State Coalition for Peace Action Facilitation for Integrated Community Rural Development Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Granny Peace Brigade, NYC Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of NY International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Manhattan Project for Nuclear Free World Massachusetts Peace Action Morningside Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Move the Money NYC North Country Peace Group Nuclear Age Peace Foundation NYC Metro Raging Grannies NYC War Resisters League NYCAN – NY Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Pax Christi Metro New York Pax Christi New York State Peace Action Bay Ridge Peace Action Maine Peace Action New York State Peace Action of Staten Island Peace Boat US Peoples Climate Movement – NY Reverse The Trend: Save Our People, Save Our Planet Rise and Resist Rising Together Guerilla Theater songs4peace South Country Peace Group, Inc. Sri-Lanka Doctors for Peace and Development Stand With Okinawa NY Syracuse Peace Council The Ribbon International United National Antiwar Coalition Upper Hudson Peace Action Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 34 Veterans For Peace – Santa Fe Chapter Veterans For Peace Golden Rule Project WESPAC Foundation, Inc. Western New York Peace Center Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom World Can’t Wait Youth Arts New York/Hibakusha Stories

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