On Jan. 22, a beautiful but cold day, 50-60 peace activists gathered near the fountain at Mill Creek Parkway and 47th Street in Kansas City, Mo., to celebrate the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
Over 2/3 of the world’s countries support the Ban Treaty (the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) because nuclear weapons are too dangerous. They threaten all life on Earth. They do not keep us safe.
It’s been said that all politics is local. So how did our local politicians represent us in regard to President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud?
“PeaceWorks Kansas City celebrates the Jan. 22 enactment of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,“ begins Dave Pack in his letter to The Kansas City Star published Jan. 22.
“What do we want? 15 and a union! When do we want it? Now!” This call echoed across the country, including in Kansas City, Mo. The local group Stand Up KC organized a caravan that corralled a McDonalds where their demands for $15 an hour and a union were presented.
PeaceWorks-KC is displaying billboards around the city with the help of a grant from ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. You will see these messages along your travels in Kansas City, Mo., until mid-February:
Billboards in Kansas City, Mo., and a 2 pm rally Jan. 22 will mark the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. At the rally at 47th and Main, wave the flags of 51 countries that have ratified the treaty, learn about the treaty, and sing "Imagine"--Imagine no nuclear weapons!
PeaceWorks-KC is posting billboards around the city. Want to share one with a friend? Open this full story by clicking on the headline. You'll see our three billboard designs and directions for easy downloading.
US Rep. Emanuel Cleaver will moderate an online panel of other US representatives 1/18: Rashida Talib of Michigan, Hank Johnson of Georgia, and Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania. Members of the PeaceWorks-KC community are encouraged to participate.
Ann Suellentrop, a PeaceWorks-KC leader and project director for Physicians for Social Responsibility, writes seven local universities about their collaboration with the National Security Campus in KC MO, a nuclear weapons parts plant.