HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI DAY: Pax Christi New Mexico’s annual action at Los Alamos

Bud Ryanby Bud Ryan
Pax Christi New Mexico

Please join Pax Christi New Mexico for our annual Hiroshima Day event & our Sack Cloth & Ashes Demonstration on Saturday, August 2nd at 2pm at Ashley Pond in Los Alamos.

If you can’t join us this year because you’re to far away, we hope you will plan to join us in 2015 for the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. And if you can’t join us this year, please read below & write to your elected officials in your home state.

PC New Mexico's Hiroshima Day Action

John Dear leads members of PC New Mexico at their annual Sackcloth and Ashes Vigil outside Los Alamos National Laboratories.

Also please contact your Member of Congress  and 2 Senators and tell them that you want to see Los Alamos cleaned up from all the nuclear work that has taken place since 1943 and has devastated the area. This project would create plenty of jobs (which politicians love to hear) for at least 20 years. Handwritten notes are the most effective but you also should think about calling their offices as well – its better to write to the local offices rather than D.C. because of the delay of mail to Congress, but I’ve listed the D.C. phone numbers because that’s the best place to call.

You might also ask them for the U.S. to live up to our obligations under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) which was entered into force on March 5, 1970 & requires us to get rid of ALL of our nuclear weapons, so you might want to ask them what’s the hold up after 44 years! And for those of you in other states who may have Republican Senators and/or Congress members, you can tell them that Richard Nixon was President when the NPT went into effect, so if it was good enough for Nixon, it should be good enough for them.

Article VI of the NPT:

Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.

http://www.un.org/en/conf/npt/2005/npttreaty.html

New Mexico Congressional Reps:

*Senator Tom Udall   202-224-6621
120 South Federal Place
Suite 302
Santa Fe, NM 87501

110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

*Senator Martin Heinrich   202-224-5521
123 East Marcy St.
Suite 103
Santa Fe, NM 87501

702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

*Congressman Ben Ray Lujan   202-225-6190
1611 Calle Lorca, Suite A
Santa Fe, NM 87505

2446 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

*Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham   202-225-6316
505 Marquette Ave NW
Suite 1605
Albuquerque, NM 87102

214 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515

*Congressman Steve Pearce   202-225-2365
570 N. Telshor Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011

2432 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Click here to see the flyer for the August 2nd event at Los Alamos.

Bud Ryan is a filmmaker. His film, “The Forgotten Bomb,” is an excellent resource to mark this anniversary.

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