January 22, 2023 marks the second anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Notably, 68 counties have ratified the Treaty so far.
If you are counting, and we are, 9 new countries have ratified TPNW since this time last year. Moreover, a total of 91 countries have signed the TPNW to date – so expect more countries to ratify and become part of the TPNW regime in the coming year.
The Treaty’s rising membership reflects a growing consensus among most of the world’s countries that the extreme threat nuclear weapons pose to all humanity is intolerable.
We agree, and we say: It’s time the U.S. gets on the right side of history (and morality) and joins the TPNW.
This is where you come in!
In Livermore, we will celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the TPNW’s entry into force on Friday, January 20 from 9 AM to 10 AM at the Livermore Lab West Gate.
We have lots of 8-foot banners to hold in the lawn area in front of the nuclear weapons lab where workers and others can read the positive messages.
Can you hold one of them to support the TPNW and the abolition of nuclear weapons? Would you like to bring celebratory noisemakers? How about a camera to take pics for social media?
You are also invited to participate in a public reading of select provisions of the TPNW. And, perhaps, singing may break out at the end of the short program.
If you would like to bring a guitar or other musical instrument please do, but check the weather. Today (January 8) weather.com said Livermore would be partly cloudy with only a 16% chance of rain on January 20.