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As part of Sustainable St Albans week we collected nearly 300 signatures to the citizens’ charter for the prohibition of nuclear weapons and gave out 500 leaflets. We were also visited by the Bishop of St Albans who gave his support and signed the charter. The Herts Advertiser covered the story in this article here.
Last July 122 countries at the UN signed an historic treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The treaty will make it illegal to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess, stockpile,
transfer, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons. Sadly the UK government, and other
nuclear armed states refused to take part. Full details on reverse of this letter.
We are collecting signatures in St Peters Street to tell the people of St Albans about this
historic treaty and alert them to the fact that our government refuses to sign. If you can help for half an hour or an hour please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that the Bishop of St Albans will be joining our action.
Inspired by our talk by CND vice-chair Dr Rebecca Johnson and the news that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 for its work securing the United Nations Nuclear Prohibition Treaty, the group took out an advert in the local Herts Advertiser congratulating ICAN. Please click here to ask your MP to support ICAN.
It is good to see the very interesting visit to St Albans by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Rebecca Johnson has been written up in local news. Please see:
We also plan an advert in the same paper next week to publicise the award of the prize on 10 December.
We are holding a public meeting at 8pm on Wednesday 22 November, 2017 at Dagnall Street Baptist Church Hall, 1. Cross Street, St. Albans AL3 5EE .
The gathering will be addressed by an eminent and very interesting, experienced speaker, Dr. Rebecca Johnson, FRSA, an original co-chair of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 for its work in securing the United Nations Nuclear Prohibition Treaty.
Dr.Johnson was present at the UN negotiations in New York leading up to the adoption of the Treaty. She is Green Party spokesperson on Security, Peace and Defence, Vice President of CND and director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy.
Do all you can to persuade others who would have an interest to attend.
DO COME !
Thanks are due to everyone who helped with today’s successful Hiroshima Day event. At noon we remembered the third of a million dead from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. We also distributed many anti-Trident and Hiroshima leaflets.
A new website has just been launched by London CND. Take a look as it gives lots of information on what campaigning is taking place in London. The website can be found at http://www.londoncnd.org/
Thanks are due to everyone who helped out at today’s poster parade. There was lots of interest with signatures on the petition and leaflets taken as well as glorious sunshine and some unexpected musical accompaniment.
The curtain came down after two weeks on our annual library exhibition. Carolyn Dowson took down the posters and presentations this afternoon. We were fortunate that the exhibition commenced before the general election was called. Plenty of leaflets were taken by members of the public.
Remember our next event is the poster parade at the Clock Tower from 11-1 on Saturday 3 June. We look forward to seeing members come out in force.