Who We Are
NuclearBan.US is a new organization co-founded in 2017 by Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson
in partnerships with The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice in Northampton. We are committed to building a thriving nuclear weapon abolition movement in the US. Our mission is to contribute to the total elimination of nuclear weapons by getting the US and other nuclear armed countries to sign, ratify and implement the new UN Nuclear Ban Treaty. On 7/7/17, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was agreed at the United Nations by 122 countries and it’s the game-changer we’ve been waiting for! The 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons ('Nuclear Ban Treaty') makes these weapons illegal and unacceptable and establishes a comprehensive ban under International Law.
Our organization is committed to using the treaty as a tool to educate and mobilize people across the US to support nuclear abolition. In particular, our Treaty Compliance Campaign is about getting individuals, businesses, faith communities, schools, organizations, cities and states to work towards ‘complying’ with the Nuclear Ban Treaty, by disconnecting as far as possible from the nuclear weapons industry. We are calling this “Treaty Alignment” and it sends a powerful message to the government, to corporations, and to the public: Nuclear weapons are inhumane, and they are now illegal under international law. This will put pressure on the nuclear weapons industry and help convince the US and other nuclear nations to sign, ratify and implement the Treaty. We work to empower individuals at all
levels to take action against nuclear weapons and contribute to the global effort to eliminate nuclear weapons once and for all.
Our Advisory Board includes the legendary Quaker peace activist, Frances Crowe, former National Coordinator of the Nuclear Freeze Campaign, Randy Kehler, Lois Barber, a founder of several organizations, including Earth Action, 2020 Vision, Alliance for Renewable Energy and the World Future Council, Chuck Johnson, Director of Nuclear Programs for IPPNW, and former Executive Director of Nuclear Free America, a Baltimore-based clearinghouse for over 200 Nuclear Free Zones across the United States and international lawyer and activist, Alice Slater, who serves on the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War and is the UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
As a campaign, we aim to be open, inclusive, cooperative, creative, enthusiastic, joyful, democratic, transparent and accountable. We celebrate our differences and encourage fresh thinking to find new ways to solve a 70-year-old problem.
We are working for the total elimination of all nuclear weapons from the face of the earth. The 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (‘Nuclear Ban Treaty’) makes these weapons illegal and unacceptable to the rest of the world.
Our mission is to contribute to the total elimination of nuclear weapons by getting the US to sign, ratify and implement the Nuclear Ban Treaty.
In order to get the United States to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty, our goals are:
- To put moral, legal, economic and public relations pressure on the companies involved in the nuclear weapons industry so that they lobby the government to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty.
- To put the Nuclear Ban Treaty on the political agenda to the extent that politicians cannot ignore it and see support for the Treaty as a vote-winner.
- To build a popular movement across the country that demands adherence to the Nuclear Ban Treaty in every possible sphere and entity.
NuclearBan.US: Treaty Compliance Campaign
c/0 The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
2 Conz Street, Northampton, MA 01060
NuclearBan.US is a partner of ICAN – The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
In order to achieve our goals, we are campaigning to get cities, states, schools, colleges, businesses, faith communities, individuals and other organizations to commit themselves to the Nuclear Ban Treaty – much as they are doing in relation to the Paris Climate Accords…
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