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Welcoming the Entry Into Force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Posted by Marylia Kelley

Tri-Valley CAREs is celebrating the official “Entry Into Force” on January 22, 2021 of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, or TPNW. We invite you to celebrate this major milestone with us, either from your own home or more publicly.

We will host a banner-holding event on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8 am at the Livermore nuclear weapons Laboratory "West Gate" on Vasco Road in Livermore. We ask prospective participants to RSVP (please do not just show up) in order to have a sufficient number of signs and 6-foot “Nuclear Weapons are Illegal” banners.

Additionally we ask you to RSVP so that all participants can be socially distanced, mask required. Contact Tri-Valley CAREs' Executive Director Marylia Kelley by email at marylia@earthlink.net to ask questions or RSVP. Be sure to include your complete contact information.

We will post photos of our TPNW action on January 22, 2021 on this website and on our social media outlets, including the Tri-Valley CAREs Facebook page, and on Instagram and Twitter.

For background on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, check out these resources…

  1. https://www.justsecurity.org/73050/a-turning-point-in-the-struggle-against-the-bomb-the-nuclear-ban-treaty-ready-to-go-into-effect/

  2. http://www.trivalleycares.org/new/ANA-statement-on-TPNW.pdf

  3. http://trivalleycares.org/new/TPNW-Banner-Blog.html

  4. For the text of the TPNW and additional resources, visit the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons at https://www.icanw.org/full_text_of_the_treaty (Note: Tri-Valley CAREs is a member organization)

Here is what our banners will say to welcome the TPNW Entry Into Force…

Welcoming the Entry Into Force of the UN Treaty