New York, NY – In a final push to pass nuclear disarmament legislation, Res. 976-2019 and INT 1621-2019, introduced by City Council Member Daniel Dromm (District 25, Elmhurst & Jackson Heights), members of Rise and Resist and NYCAN gathered at New York City Hall Entranc to greet council members with banners, posters and flyers as they leave their legislative offices to attend the third to last meeting of City Council’s legislative session on November 23, 2021.
The legislation reaffirms New York City as a Nuclear Free Zone, urges the federal government to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons instructs the Comptroller to divest from nuclear weapon producers and establishes a committee to advise the City and educate the public about nuclear disarmament.
The legislation received a boost at a gathering Saturday, November 13, when Kathleen Sullivan and Brendan Fay of the NYCAN, together with Council Member Dromm, hosted a welcoming reception for the incoming Irish Consul General Helena Nolan.
Among the honored guests were City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, former NY State Senator Tom Duane and Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer.
Consul General Nolan was a leading voice in the negotiations for the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which became international law in January 2021.
During the Treaty negotiations, Consul General Nolan said, “We cannot predict the future but we can allow for it.”
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