Global Zero: This is how we’ll get President Obama’s attention
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2013
Thanks to you, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and major organizations like MoveOn.org have jumped on board to support Global Zero, and the media is buzzing about our biggest campaign ever to set the world’s course to zero. But we need you to build on this momentum if we’re going to get President Obama’s attention.
Earlier this month, we sent you an incredible video that shows how this unstoppable global movement can bring about the end of nuclear weapons. More than 50,000 people have already watched it. We know that the more people who see it, the more likely it is to get in front of President Obama — so this week let’s double that number. Have you shared it with friends and family yet?
The wind is at our backs.
After Queen Noor and former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson kicked off the campaign, major media outlets like CNN, MSNBC and Huffington Post aired our video. 75 political and military leaders have signed on to a letter to President Obama urging him to set the world’s course to zero, and the European Parliament has passed an official declaration endorsing Global Zero’s plan to eliminate nukes once and for all.
This is an amazing set of developments, but none of it will matter without massive grassroots support. President Obama will only call on world leaders to join him at the negotiating table if he knows the public has his back. Help us show him that we do by forwarding this email along to your friends and family, and sharing our video on social media:
There are 17,000 nuclear weapons on Earth. With your help, we are going to bring that number to zero.
Fighting the good fight,
Derek, Lauren, John-Michael, Marion, Bonk and the rest of the Global Zero team
P.S. — Looking for other ways to help us break through? Consider chipping in to support the campaign: www.globalzero.org/donate