Portland City Council Hearing on Nuclear Disarmament and Iran Resolutions

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Please join us at Portland City Hall on Wednesday, November 13th, 3:30 pm as the Portland City Council considers two important resolutions: one in support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and a second advocates for diplomacy, not war, with Iran. Wear blue to show your support for peace and diplomacy!

Oregon PSR and American Iranian Friendship Council have been working with Commissioner Amanda Fritz who is introducing both resolutions at the Portland City Council hearing on Wednesday, November 13th, 3:30 pm.

The City Council will hear the resolution supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and urging congress to take action to prevent nuclear war at 3:30 pm. This resolution, which is based on state Senate Joint Memorial 5, acknowledges that Portland taxpayers are spending roughly $142,413,000 annually on nuclear weapons, money that could be better spent on healthcare, education, infrastructure, and the environment. It calls out the racial injustice and harm to human health that nuclear weapons have already caused from uranium mining on indigenous land to weapons testing in the Marshall Islands to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the contamination of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The resolution is part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons's (ICAN) #ICanSave my city campaign and the "Back from the Brink" CampaignRead the draft resolution language.

On the same date, at 3:55 PM, the city council will also hear a resolution to support diplomacy, not war, with Iran. This resolution was developed by the American Iranian Friendship Council, a local group of Iranian Americans and others who have deep ties with Iran. Read the draft resolution language.

We'll hear from invited speakers from impacted communities such as Japanese Hibakusha (a-bomb survivor), an atomic veteran, Iranian-Americans and more. The public is also invited to submit written testimony in support of the resolutions to cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov and to sign up for public testimony. 
The resolutions are supported by the following organizations:

American Iranian Friendship Council, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, 350PDX, American Friends Service Committee Oregon, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)*, Augustana Lutheran Church, Coalition of Communities of Color*, Code Pink, COFA Alliance National Network (CANN)*, Columbia Riverkeeper*,  Democratic Party of Multnomah County, Environmentalists Against War, Living Earth, Living Islands*, National Association of Atomic Veterans, OPAL Environmental Justice, Oregon Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), Peace Action Group, First Unitarian Church, Peace and Justice Works **, Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter, Soka-Gakkai USA*, Union of Concerned Scientists *, Unite Oregon, Verde *, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 and more. 

(* nuclear weapons resolution only, ** Iran resolution only)

See you at Portland City Hall on November 13th! Remember to wear blue to show your support.

WHEN
November 13, 2019 at 3:30pm - 5:30pm
WHERE
Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
United States
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