For Immediate Release
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NUCLEAR AGE PEACE FOUNDATION HEADS TO D.C.
30TH ANNUAL ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR ACCOUNTABILITY “DC DAYS” aims to enhance global security
Santa Barbara–Rick Wayman, Director of Programs and Operations at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (Napf) , will be in Washington, D.C. from May 20 to 23 pressing federal policy makers to increase global security by cutting dangerous nuclear weapons production programs.
DC Days brings together activists from 20 states across the country. The meeting is organized by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA). This year Napf’s newest summer intern, Kate Fahey, will join Wayman at DC Days, raising her voice for the first time on a national stage to lobby representatives regarding nuclear weapons policy.
Wayman commented about some important priorities going into DC Days, “We’ll meet with dozens of members of Congress, committee staffers, and administration officials responsible for U. S. nuclear policies.” Wayman continued, “The U.S. is in the midst of a $1.25 trillion, 30-year spending spree to completely rebuild its nuclear arsenal and production infrastructure. That’s $80,000 per minute for the next thirty years. These weapons have one purpose: to kill millions of people. Our elected officials have a responsibility to stop supporting the development and deployment of weapons of mass destruction. Getting them to act on that responsibility is what DC Days will be about this year.”
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a non-profit headquartered in Santa Barbara, has been a strong and steady voice in the struggle to abolish nuclear weapons for 35 years. Their work provides hope and inspiration that a peaceful world is possible.
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If you would like to interview Rick Wayman, Director of Programs and Operations, please call the Foundation at (805) 965-3443. Photos of Rick Wayman and Kate Fahey are below.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s mission is to educate and advocate for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons and to empower peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with consultative status to the United Nations. For more information, visit wagingpeace.org.