This week, thanks to the dedicated leadership of advocates across the state, two new Back from the Brink resolutions passed in the state of Massachusetts, in the town of Marshfield and the city of Holyoke, bringing the MA statewide total to 20 resolutions!
On Monday evening, Marshfield town meeting heard a presentation about the moral and ethical case for abolishing nuclear weapons from Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Executive Director Anna Linakis, after which the town voted in favor of the Back from the Brink resolution. The resolution referenced the enormous costs of building and maintaining the nuclear arsenal, specifically the over $8 million dollars that leave Marshfield each year to pay for them. Huge congratulations to everyone involved!
On Tuesday evening, the city of Holyoke, MA unanimously passed a Back from the Brink resolution, thanks in part to the support of the Mayor, Joshua Garcia as well as Councilmembers McGee and Tallman who introduced the resolution. The meeting heard testimony in support of the resolution from Dr. Ira Helfand (PSR/IPPNW/BftB), Agawam City Council Vice President Cecilia Calabrese, as well as several health professionals who work in the area and residents. Thanks to all who showed up in support of the resolution, and congrats to all involved!