Group Seeking to Pass Nuclear Disarmament Resolution Showing Film at Next Meeting

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The following announcement was provided by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment:

The Peace and Security Working Group of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment continues their efforts to petition the town to pass a nuclear disarmament resolution with an event this Saturday.

On May 18 at 4 p.m. (Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, 80 Mt. Auburn St.) the group will hold an event entitled “How Watertown Can Build Community to End Nuclear Weapons.” Besides open discussion and reflections from the organizer, Lillian Koizumi, the meeting will feature music by Todd Gross and the film, “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons.”

The continuing quest follows the points outlined by the organization Prevent Nuclear War ( and comes three months after an online presentation entitled “Let’s Pass a Back from the Brink Resolution in Watertown!” The speakers were local leaders from such organizations as International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Pax Christi Massachusetts.

Once the group has gathered the required number of voter signatures, they’ll present their petition to the City Clerk and eventually the City Council, who will have 90 days to act. If successful, Watertown will join 14 other Massachusetts cities and towns who have passed the resolution, including Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Newton.

About Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment

Founded in 1979 as Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety (WCES), the group is a grassroots organization of over 600 members and supporters working to further social and environmental justice. They engage in educational events, peace vigils, and legislative initiatives. In 2011 they changed their name to Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice, and the Environment to better describe their expanded scope. For more information:

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