Taking Action: Write to your Mayor

The mayors of more than 5200 cities in 153 countries have joined the Mayors for Peace network calling for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons by 2020. The mayors speak on behalf of close to one billion people. Is your city or town affiliated with Mayors for Peace? If not, urge your mayor to join. If your city or town is already affiliated, ask your mayor to write to another mayor about joining.

Sample letter

Request to join the network:

Dear Mayor,

I am writing as a resident concerned about the threat posed by nuclear weapons. There are still roughly 20,000 of these immoral, illegal and inhuman devices in the world, with cities and towns among the intended targets. Most governments have acknowledged the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons, and yet there is still no comprehensive treaty to prohibit them and provide for their elimination.

To counter this constant danger, mayors have joined together in Mayors for Peace. As a mayor, you have the responsibility to protect residents of this district. The horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki must never be repeated – anywhere. I encourage you to join the Mayors for Peace network of over 5200 mayors in 153 nations calling for a treaty to abolish nuclear weapons. The network’s website is: www.mayorsforpeace.org.

Yours sincerely,