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October Month Of Action

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October Month Of Action

October 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis — when the Soviet Union and U.S. engaged in a tense standoff over the installation of nuclear weapons in Cuba. It is widely considered the closest the two superpowers ever came to nuclear war… until now.

While the dangers of nuclear war have risen sharply this year, very few members of the House and Senate have risen to the occasion by speaking out or publicly urging measures to de-escalate tensions between nuclear powers and seriously revive negotiations for nuclear-weapons treaties and disarmament measures. 

Say NO to NUKES This October, as we demand attention be paid to the very real threat posed by nuclear weapons.

Oct 2 Live Stream

RSVP for a 90-minute livestream on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11 AM (Pacific) / 2 PM (Eastern) featuring speakers on nuclear weapons issues including Daniel Ellsberg, Professor Vincent Intondi, Dr. Assal Raad, Alice Slater, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Alyn Ware, Marcy Winograd and RootsAction’s Hanieh Jodat and Ryan Black, among others.

Oct 14 Picket Lines

On Friday, Oct. 14, join an informational picket line at your House member’s or a senator’s local office to demand that they truly make efforts to significantly reduce the risk of nuclear war. Find a picket line near you HERE or organize your own picket by filling out this form.

Oct 16 Your Event

On Sunday, Oct. 16, engage with your community about the dangers of nuclear weapons via demonstrations, flyering, and banner drops. Grab a banner and some signs, available for free from RootsAction, and make your demands seen and heard.

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Where We're Organzing

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Where We're Organzing

Look below to see where organizers are planning events. Don’t see a location near you? Fill out this form and we’ll give you the tools you need to organize an action in your own community.

California

Fresno

Friday October 14, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Office of Sens. Feinstein and Padilla
Federal Building, 2500 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721
(downtown Fresno at Tulare & “O” St.)

This will be a demonstration on the sidewalk outside of the Federal Building, which contains the local offices of Feinstein and Padilla, calling for an end to the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Afterwards, a small contingent has an appointment with an aide in Sen. Feinstein’s office where we will deliver signed petitions calling on the Senate to ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which has been adopted by 122 countries.

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Salinas

Friday October 14, 2022
10:00am
Office of Rep. Jimmy Panetta
168 West Alisal, Salinas, CA 93901

stop nuclear weapons spending!

Picket at office of Jimmy Panetta.

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San Francisco

Friday October 14, 2022
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Office of Sens. Feinstein and Padilla

12:00pm at Sen. Feinstein’s office: One Post, San Francisco
1:00pm
at Sen. Padilla’s office: 333 Bush St., San Francisco

Picket Senators Feinstein (12:00pm) and Padilla (1:00pm): Stop funding nuclear weapons! 

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Hawaii

Friday October 14, 2022
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Office of Rep. Kai Kahele
Hawaii Federal Bldg.
154 Waianuenue Ave. Hilo, HI 96720

Join us for an informational picket outside of Rep. Kai Kahele’s office with the message — Defuse nuclear war!

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Illinois

Friday October 14, 2022
11:30am – 12:30pm
Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth
230 S. Dearborn Chicago, Il.

JOIN Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Chicago Area Peace Action, Chicago Committee Against War and Racism, and more as we picket the offices of Sens. Duckworth and Durbin on FRIDAY, OCT. 14th, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. at Federal Plaza, 220 S. Dearborn, Chicago…

…as part of the national action which Roots Action and Defuse Nuclear War are organizing (in more than a dozen states and counting) to mobilize support for the movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

On Friday, Oct. 14th, informational picket lines will be held at Congressional offices across the U.S., to demand steps to significantly reduce the risk of nuclear war. Chicago Area Peace Action will be holding forth on a picket line in Federal Plaza, at the offices of Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. 

See you in the streets!

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Massachusetts

Newton

Friday October 14, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Office of Rep. Auchincloss
Washington St & Crafts St, Newton, MA 02458

Join us for an informational picket outside of Rep. Auchincloss’ office.

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Quincy

Friday October 14, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Office of Rep. Stephen Lynch
1279 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

Join us for an informational picket outside of Rep. Lynch’s office.

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Malden

Friday October 14, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Office of Rep. Katherine Clark
157 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Join us for an informational picket outside of Rep. Clark’s office.

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Lowell

Friday October 14, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Office of Rep. Lori Trahan
126 John St, Lowell, MA 01852

Join us for an informational picket outside of Rep. Trahan’s office.

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Michigan

Friday October 14, 2022
11:30pm
Office of Senator Gary Peters
Corner of Michigan Avenue and Cass Street in downtown Detroit

We will gather at the McNamara Building to bring attention to the office of U.S. Senator Gary Peters encouraging him to stop the proliferation of nuclear arms and use his office to force negotiations between super powers to gradually reduce and eliminate the threat of these weapons of mass destruction.

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Minnesota

Saturday October 15, 2022
1:00 Gather at 3rd St & Cedar Ave (Mayday Plaza on the West Bank)
1:45 pm Neighborhood March

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Nevada

Friday October 14, 2022
6:00pm
The Gather House
1020 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas

Join Nevada Desert Experience for a weekend in Nevada. Please help us bring awareness to the effects of nuclear weapons and warfare on our only Earth!

Open mic / Concert featuring Eileen & the In-Betweens

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Sunday October 16, 2022
6:48am
Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)

Sunrise prayer, meditation, and protest at Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)

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New Mexico

Friday October 14, 2022
12:00pm
Federal Building
120 S Federal Pl, Santa Fe NM 87501

Initiated by Veterans For Peace, Concerned Citizens For Nuclear Safety, & Nuclear Watch New Mexico

Join us at noon on Oct. 14 for an informational picket in front of the the Federal Building in Santa Fe.

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New York

Friday October 14, 2022
10:00am
US Rep. Kathleen Rice
Location tbd

Organized by North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)

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Pennsylvania

Friday October 14, 2022
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Senator Casey’s Office
2000 Market St Suite 610, Philadelphia, PA 19102

We will gather in front of Senator Casey’s office for an informational picket. (And possibly the offices of some of our Congressional Reps. Let us know if you can organize something with us) — emphasis will be on actions that the U.S. government should take now to reduce the present-day risks of nuclear war. In the House of Representatives we will support the People Over Pentagon Act, H.R.8040.

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Texas

Friday October 14, 2022
Time tbd
Office of Rep. Marc Veasey
Fort Worth Avenue at Sylvan, Dallas

Initiated by Dallas Peace and Justice Center

Join us for an informational picket outside of Rep. Veasey’s office.

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Wisconsin

Madison

Friday October 14, 2022
5:30pm
Office of Sen. Tammy Baldwin
30 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Initiated by Veterans For Peace, Madison Wisconsin. 

Join us for an informational picket outside of Sen. Baldwin’s office.

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Milwaukee

Friday October 14, 2022
11:00am
Office of Sen. Tammy Baldwin
633 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

NO NUCLEAR WAR WITH RUSSIA OR CHINA!
ASK BIDEN TO PRESS FOR PEACE TALKS IN UKRAINE!
NO F-35 NUCLEAR CAPABLE BOMBERS STATIONED IN WISCONSIN!

As part of a nation-wide effort to DEFUSE NUCLEAR WAR

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