Thank you for your outstanding leadership
September 26 is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. There remains much work to be done to achieve this vital goal, but it is also important to celebrate our successes as the world moves in this direction.
At the United Nations, there will be a signing ceremony at which many nations are expected to sign or ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Our work on this treaty alongside our many partner organizations in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize – was a highlight of last year.
Just last month, in our home state of California, we achieved something else to celebrate. The California State Legislature passed an historic resolution calling on the United States to embrace the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, to make nuclear disarmament the centerpiece of national security policy, and to spearhead a global effort to prevent nuclear war.
Will you take a moment today to sign our note of thanks to California State Assemblymember Monique Limón, the author of this outstanding resolution? By introducing the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly, she has set a noble standard for other legislators around the United States.
While the U.S. federal government has been hostile to the TPNW and its legal obligation to negotiate for nuclear disarmament, cities and states can lead the way. Please join us in thanking Asm. Limón for her outstanding leadership for the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
From: [Your Name]
Dear Asm. Limón,
Thank you for your outstanding leadership for the total elimination of nuclear weapons. Assembly Joint Resolution 33 is an inspiring document with a positive vision for the United States and the world. As we observe the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – September 26 – we honor your efforts to achieve positive change at the state level.