On Friday, December 10th, Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously in favor of a Back from the Brink resolution to abolish nuclear weapons and to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, joining 55 other cities, including Boston, which passed a similar resolution earlier in the week.
The successful effort was led by City Councilor Cam Gordon, and was initiated through conversations with elected officials about our recent sign on letter to the Biden Administration and Congress, which was signed by several elected officials in the area. Local organizations that supported the effort included Women Against Military Madness, Veterans for Peace, and the Antiwar Committee, and the hearing included supportive testimony from Amy Blumenshine.
We congratulate everyone involved for a successful resolution, and look forward to continuing to work together towards nuclear weapons abolition.
Over 52 million people now live in a jurisdiction represented by a Back from the Brink resolution, roughly 16% of the total U.S. population. Check out our Who’s On Board page to find out if your city and state has passed a resolution, and let us know if you want help starting a local effort!