We are committed to vigorous grassroots organizing to abolish nuclear weapons.
A smart strategy is to link this issue to other hot issues that people care about.
I wrote – and am attaching – 3 flyers that accomplish this. See these 3 links:
We could replicate this kind of strategy for other issues we are working on.
I printed hundreds of copies and handed out (and recruited some other volunteers to hand out) a great many copies of the first attachment during the Saturday March 24, 2018, “March for Our Lives” opposing gun violence. While offering a flyer to each person I said that gun violence is bad, and so are nuclear weapons, because they expand the same dynamics to larger geographical and financial levels. Nearly everybody agreed and appreciated receiving the flyer.
Next I created the second handout and made 200 copies, which I distributed during the Saturday April 14 Olympia Science March. I have been helping the organizers organize this event. I want the people who appreciate science to recognize that many scientists are working to abolish nuclear weapons.
I also created the third handout and made 200 copies, which a volunteer distributed during the Saturday April 14 South Sound Climate Convention. This flyer connects the climate crisis and nuclear weapons as two existential threats that are so dangerous that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists now considers the climate crisis when moving the “Doomsday Clock” hands.
I encourage you to do this kind of strategic thinking and outreach in your own respective communities. Feel free to adapt these documents to promote your own local organizations working against nuclear weapons.
In both cases I limited the length to one-half page, because people are more likely to accept that than a document that is longer and wordier.