Urge Boulder City Council to Support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!
In honor of all victims, past and present, of nuclear weapons development and use, we are calling on Boulder City Council to pass a resolution in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). We will present the petition to Boulder City Council on January 19th 2023 to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the treaty's Entry Info Force on January 22nd.
The United Nations officially adopted the TPNW into international law in January 2021, after 50 countries ratified the Treaty. Here in the United States, over 60 state and local governments, including Denver City Council, have passed resolutions or proclamations in support of the TPNW.
Just south of Boulder, the landscape still bears the radioactive memory of Rocky Flats, a nuclear weapons plant that produced an estimated 70,000 plutonium pits for U.S. nuclear bombs between 1952 and 1989. Given the Boulder County's history of nuclear weapons development, it would send a powerful message if the City of Boulder passed a resolution or declaration in support of the TPNW, in commemoration of the anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Sign the letter below!