Resources for Actions in the Age of the Ban Treaty

YELLOW BANNER! Sized to make a 3′ x 8′ banner, this version removes the January date. You can download the pdf file and have a banner made locally, or you can order them at bannersonthecheap.com — their price is reasonable, they are fast, the quality is good. We recommend adding grommets when you order. We do not (though we probably should!) get a kickback from them… If you need a version of this banner that is modified somewhat, email < orep@earthlink.net > with “banner request” in your subject line. The chance that we can customize something for you is much better if you ask sooner rather than at the last minute.

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POSTER SIZE TREATY… Whether you want to post it on a fence or sign, deliver it in person, or carry it in a march, this poster size version of the Treaty highlights the prohibitions. You can download the pdf and have it printed at Office Depot/Staples or just about any print shop. We found almost all options for printing posters these days charge for color whether the poster has it or not, so we added color.

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A FACT SHEET on the TREATY

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TEMPLATE FOR MEDIA ADVISORY

Here is a model template for a media advisory — fill in the blanks (bold type) before you send it to your local media. Feel free to adapt this however it best suits your action.

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VOICES FROM AFFECTED COMMUNITIES

A selection of voices from communities that have been directly affected by the use and testing of atomic and nuclear weapons.

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SAMPLE OP-ED

You can adapt this op-ed (feel free to use as much or as little as you like with our permission) and submit it to your local paper. You should only send it to one local paper.

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PEACE CRANES!

The origami peace crane, and the story of Sadako Sasaki, a victim of the Hiroshima bomb who died of leukemia nine years later, is a powerful reminder of the humanitarian impact of the bomb. Peace cranes have become an international symbol of peace and are used in many ways at Hiroshima events around the country. This info sheet can be a handout to accompany any event that uses peace cranes — and the download version includes a link to a video to teach you how to fold peace cranes!

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PEACE LANTERNS — MAKE YOUR OWN!

Many places commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki with peace lanterns—the lanterns represent the spirits of those who have passed (drawing on the Japanese obon ceremony) and the hopes and prayers for peace. You can use these instructions to make your own biodegradable peace lanterns. Download the pdf to get both pages of instructions.

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TREATY EXCERPTS FOR PUBLIC READING… Of course, you can read the Treaty in its entirety (it’s not that long), but the audience might drift away when you get to some of the process sections. We prepared this TPNW excerpt version to capture the power of the Treaty, and we hope it might be useful to you.

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Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at orep@earthlink.net or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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