John Nichols asks: "On Disarmament: Will Obama Make His Rhetoric Real?"
Check out John Nichols latest blog post in The Nation about nuclear disarmament and the Obama presidency.
Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace and disarmament network, is asking Americans to email the president with a plea that he act on the promise made in Prague. It reads:
Dear President Obama,We wholeheartedly applaud you for declaring in Prague, “I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” We commend you for your courageous and historic recognition that “as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act.” We call on you to make good on that commitment and fulfill that responsibility by announcing at the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference your initiation of good faith multilateral negotiations on an international agreement to abolish nuclear weapons, within our lifetimes! Yes we can!
In addition to sending the email, Peace Action is asking activists to download paper petitions and gather signatures as part of a push to add 100,000 signatures to an international petition seeking abolition of nuclear weapons.
The president talked the talk in April of last year.
Now, he needs to walk the walk in April of this year.