We are calling on the city of Madison to Endorse Nuclear Weapons Disarmament and Divestment
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Wisconsin in partnership with the Ecumenical Peace Working Group, Progressive Dane, Four Lakes Green Party, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is launching a campaign calling on Madison to support a “Back from the Brink” resolution. The resolution endorses the 2017 United Nations ban of nuclear weapons, calls for specific steps to prevent nuclear war, and a commitment to nuclear weapons-free contracts and investments.
What is the “Back from the Brink” Campaign?
Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War is a national grassroots campaign seeking to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy and lead us away from the dangerous path we are on. The Call lays out five common-sense steps that the United States should take to reform its nuclear policy. The campaign asks individuals and organizations around the country to endorse The Call and build a national movement to get the U.S. government to adopt it as its highest national security priority.
News from the Back from the Brink Campaign
Press conference makes official call
October 19, 2018
On October 19, 2018, a press conference announced the campaign to urge the City of Madison and Dane County to support a “Back from the Brink” resolution and commitment to nuclear-free contracts and investments. Learn more >>
Education and Discussion
October 18-20, 2018
On October 18th and 20th, 2018, three events were held to discuss the climate effects of a nuclear war and what we all can do to make to get involved and stand up for change. Other topics included socially responsible investment and the resolution. Learn more >>
Op-Ed: “Madison can help abolish nuclear weapons”
October 15, 2018
An op-ed by Dr. Bob Dodge was published in the Capital Times about the Back from the Brink Campaign and the call for people to take action. View the article here >>
Op-ed: “Help bring us back from the brink of nuclear war”
August 6, 2018
Dr. Paula Rogge’s op-ed was published in the Capital Times. It called for the public to contact Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Mark Pocan and ask them to support preventive measures at home and diplomatic efforts abroad to pull us back from the nuclear brink. View the article here >>
Op-Ed: “There's much better use for tax money than for funding nukes”
May 1, 2018
Drs. Bruce Barrett, Ann Behrmann, Paula Rogge, and Monica Vohmann wrote an op-ed that was published in the Capital times about how American taxpayers are paying billions each year for nuclear weapons. View the article here >>
Op-Ed:“We must step back from the brink on nuclear weapons”
April 5, 2018
An op-ed from Dr. Ira Helfland was published in the Capital Times regarding the tensions around nuclear weapons and the Back from the Brink campaign. View the article here >>