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Back from the Brink Included in APHA Policy Statement
Back from the Brink Included in APHA Policy Statement

  On October 24, the same day as the 50th Ratification of the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as well as the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the U.N., the American Public Health Association included language supportive of the Back from the...

U.N. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty to Enter Into Force!
U.N. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty to Enter Into Force!

Today, the nations of Honduras ratified the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), bringing the total number of ratifications to 50. At long last, nuclear weapons will be declared illegal!

Standing with Hibakusha: 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Standing with Hibakusha: 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Seventy-five years ago this week, the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing roughly 214,000 people by the end of 1945, with more deaths and illnesses from radiation exposure in the years to come. Some survivors,...

Exciting Campaign Updates from Iowa and California
Exciting Campaign Updates from Iowa and California

Last week, Mayor Frank Cownie of Des Moines, Iowa signed a proclamation declaring June 22nd, 2020 “Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War Day” in solidarity with our campaign. Mayor Cownie has demonstrated real leadership in speaking out against the...

A Time for Solidarity and Reflection
A Time for Solidarity and Reflection

We stand in solidarity with people throughout the world who are working to dismantle institutional and systemic racism in the United States. The recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and the violent responses to protesters demand that we...

Converging Crises: Nuclear Weapons and COVID-19
Converging Crises: Nuclear Weapons and COVID-19

Below, we’ve collected a variety of articles and opinion pieces that discuss the links between nuclear weapons and the current COVID-19 pandemic. They also outline the commonsense policies that governments can adopt in order to prevent future crises, including nuclear...

Evanston, IL Becomes First City in Midwest to Join Back from the Brink
Evanston, IL Becomes First City in Midwest to Join Back from the Brink

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.

Back from the Brink in the News
Back from the Brink in the News

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.

Montgomery County, MD Becomes First County to Endorse BftB
Montgomery County, MD Becomes First County to Endorse BftB

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.

Portland, Oregon Joins Back from the Brink!
Portland, Oregon Joins Back from the Brink!

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.

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