About Us

The Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a collection of concerned citizens who join a growing and diverse group of leaders and fellow citizens from across the political spectrum who believe that now is the time for the United States to lead the world in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Toward this end we direct our mission:

  • To broaden and intensify public awareness of the continuing danger of nuclear weapons, locally, nationally, and globally
  • To promote public discussion about steps toward the abolition of nuclear weapons
  • To encourage civic action for a nuclear weapons-free world

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:00-8:30 pm, Zions Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1070 Foothill Drive, SLC Fourth Annual Day of Remembrance for Downwinders.

An Interfaith Service honoring Downwinders will held on Janurary 27th to mark the 64th anniversary of the first nuclear weapons test in Nevada.  The evening will feature musical numbers and heartfelt sharing.  Participants will be invited to light candles and share their stories of the sacrifices of Downwinders and their families. Rev. Steve Klemz will host the service. Participants will be asked to sign letters in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) to Senators Hatch and Lee.  Fellowship and light refreshments will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

 

UTAH CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION CONTACT NUMBERS:

  • Utah Representatives: 
    • District 1: Rep. Rob Bishop — (202) 225-0453
    • District 2: Rep. Chris Stewart — (202) 225-9730
    • District 3: Rep. Jason Chaffetz — (202) 225-7751
    • District 4: Rep. Jim Matheson  — (202) 225-3011
  • Utah Senators:
    • Senator Mike Lee — (202) 224-5444
    • Senator Orrin Hatch — (202) 224-5251

RECOMMENDED READINGS FOR THE MONTH:

September 22, 2014 — Check out the New York Times Editorial “Backsliding on Nuclear Promises.”   It is so disappointing that the Obama administration has stalled on the vision of a nuclear weapons-free world.  Click here for the link to the article.  Here’s the link to the article Click Here:

April 2014 — For a movie review of Godzilla: The Japanese Original, Click Here

March 2014 — With the current crisis in the Ukraine, the question of the role of nuclear weapons in national security has been raised.  A number of people have argued that in agreeing to give up it’s nuclear weapons in 1994, the Ukraine made itself more vulnerable.  For a brief summary of the 20-year-old Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, signed by the U.S., Russia, the U.K. and Ukraine,  Click Here

March 2014 — On March 20, more than 163 parliaments from around the world adopted a resolution urging parliaments to work with their governments to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world. In addition, the resolution, adopted after 12 months of consultations and negotiations, further asks parliaments to work together with their governments and civil society to build momentum for a constructive Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2015, and to ratify and implement existing non-proliferation and disarmament treaties and agreements, including the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.  To read about this landmark decision, Click Here

 

 

 

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