(Councilor Breadon holding the 300 signatures from Boston Latin students in support of the resolution)

On Wednesday December 8th, Boston City Council unanimously voted to pass a Back from the Brink resolution in support of nuclear weapons abolition and the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The resolution was introduced by Councilor Liz Breadon, and supported by the hardworking coalition of local organizations that follow:

—Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
—International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
—The Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
—Pax Christi Massachusetts
—Sierra Club of Massachusetts
—United Church of Christ, Massachusetts Conference
—Union of Concerned Scientists

In addition, Dr. Ira Helfand recently gave a talk at Boston Latin School on the subject of nuclear abolition and 300 students decided to add their name to a student petition to the Boston City Council, asking that they pass this resolution, and demonstrating the power of student organizing.

This successful resolution effort is an excellent example of how local organizing and effective coalition building can lead to big and lasting change. This resolution was made possible by the successful local efforts to get Boston City Councilors to sign on to our recent letter to the Biden Administration calling for nuclear weapons abolition, which 6 of them did. We applaud all of the organizations and individuals who supported this effort, and we look forward to working with you on other local and statewide efforts!

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