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.
On October 16th, Arcata, CA became the 37th city nationally, and the 6th in California to endorse the Back from the Brink policy platform, thanks to a strong coalition of local activists that included Against the Wind, Veterans for Peace, the Golden Rule Project, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Quakers.
On August 13th 2019, national environmental organization the Sierra Club endorsed the Back from the Brink Campaign.
On August 6th, Tucson passed Arizona’s first Back from the Brink resolution, becoming the 33rd city/town to endorse our policy agenda to prevent nuclear war. This momentous victory comes on the heels of strong, long-standing nuclear weapons advocacy in Tucson, and builds upon previous votes in the City Council against nuclear weapons in 1987 and 2006.