President Obama has the chance to make history by becoming the first U.S. President to visit nuclear ground zero when he is in Japan during the G7 Summit on May 26 and 27.
On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States ushered in the nuclear age when it dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing hundreds of thousands and changing the world forever. Shamefully, no U.S. President has ever visited the site at Hiroshima, and nuclear weapons continue to threaten the future of humanity.
This may be the President’s last real chance to make his mark on history and further progress on nuclear weapons reductions. Please contact him today, he needs to hear from us!
By visiting Hiroshima, President Obama can recognize the devastating humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and underscore why nuclear weapons must never be used again. But he can’t stop there. He can and must take concrete steps during his waning days in office to advance his vision for a world without nuclear weapons.
President Obama has made giant strides towards diplomacy and a nuclear-free world. He spearheaded a once-in-a-generation agreement to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon — without dropping a bomb. He visited Cuba and is working to close the door on decades of silence and hostility with one of our neighbors. Yet, he has also approved a plan to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years that would lock in an excessive nuclear weapons arsenal for decades to come.
President Obama can make a bold stand. But we need your voice.