At its May 19, 2020 meeting, our City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons, renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first, and urging agreements among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
They have thereby joined the California State Legislature, the City of Los Angeles, and many other individuals, groups and jurisdictions in urging an end to the deadly nuclear arms race.
The Davis Committee Against Nuclear Weapons has expressed its thanks to the council, and will be posting the resolution on its website (https://www.facebook.com/DavisNoNukes/).
We ask everyone to read the resolution, and use the upcoming elections to convince candidates to take similar steps, once elected, to join our City Council in moving the world away from the threat of nuclear war. The more elected bodies that pass such resolutions, the closer we will get to our federal government signing on to the United Nations treaty.
This vision will remain a dream until the vast majority of Americans make it clear that we want the billions of dollars now spent on the development and stockpiling of nuclear weapons to be spent on our health care, education, and other life-promoting programs. Speak up now; save the world for tomorrow.
You can read the letter at the Davis Enterprise Website here: https://www.davisenterprise.com/forum/letters/letter-thank-you-city-council/