Des Moines Climate March – Ellen Thomas re Nuclear-Free-Future

29 Apr 2017 - 11:00

Des Moines, IA

“End the Whole Nuclear Era” 
Ellen Thomas will be one of the speakers at the Climate March in Des Moines, Iowa on April 29, on the fourth stop of a 5,000 mile tour  to promote a nuclear-free future during which she will be speaking about –
* The nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations June 19-July 7, 2017, and the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb on June 17;
* Eleanor Holmes Norton’s nuclear weapons abolition and energy conversion bill, introduced each session since 1994 – move the money from nuclear and other weapons to carbon-free, nuclear-free energy, environmental restoration, and other human needs;
* The campaign to stop the unnecessary and extremely hazardous shipments of highly radioactive liquid waste from Chalk River, Canada to Savannah River Site, South Carolina;
* Efforts to achieve the uranium mining moratorium and cleanup bill promoted by Defenders of the Black Hills;
* Voter initiatives as a tool for education and change.
Ellen Thomas bio
* Current Co-Chair of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Disarm/End Wars Committee (since 2008)
* Co-founder of Proposition One Campaign for a Nuclear Free Future (1990)
* Maintained a vigil for global nuclear weapons abolition north of the White House day and night for 18 years (1984-2002)
* Co-founder and manager of Peace House in Washington DC (2002-2011)
* Former Chair of Washington Peace Center Board (2007-8)

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