On January 13th, Evanston, IL City Council voted unanimously to support the Back from the Brink campaign and to call on the U.S. government to take commonsense steps to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war. This is the first city in the Midwest to join Back from the Brink, bringing the total number of city endorsements to 42.
In the past week, members within the Back from the Brink coalition have placed op-eds in three different papers, from coast to coast. The interest in these op-eds reflects the growing concern in this country about the real threats of nuclear war, but it also shows that citizens are ready to take action and demand saner nuclear policies.
On December 10th, Montgomery Country, Maryland became the first county to pass a Back from the Brink resolution, joining cities and states around the country in calling on our elected officials to take commonsense steps to prevent nuclear war.
On Wednesday November 13th, Portland, OR became the latest city to pass a Back from the Brink resolution, alongside other important peace issues. Portland is the 39th city to pass a Back from the Brink resolution, and the first in Oregon, although the state legislature passed a similar resolution earlier this year.
On November 6th, Honolulu became the first city in Hawaii and the 38th city nationwide to pass a Back from the Brink resolution to prevent nuclear war. Being both the capital and largest city in the state, this is a huge accomplishment for the Veterans for Peace activists who initiated the resolution.