Louder than the bomb: write your letter to the editor

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On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima; 80,000 people died immediately.

Three days later a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, killing another 40,000 people. In both cities, tens of thousands of others later died from the effects of radiation poisoning.

This humanitarian offence should never happen again.

Yet nuclear weapons continue to be a threat.

International campaigns and actions will take place on Hiroshima Day, August 6, and Nagasaki Day, August 9, to remember the atrocities of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, and to bring attention to the threat that nuclear weapons present today.

To commemorate both Hiroshima Day and Nagasaki Day, we are partnering with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) so our voices can be louder than the bomb. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper of your choice, and explain why you want nuclear weapons to be abolished.

Use the form below to send your letter to one of Canada’s leading newspapers in three easy steps.  You don’t need to be an expert – just speak from your heart!

Please send your letter before Sunday, August 5, 2012, so it can be considered for publication before Hiroshima Day.

We want to see hundreds of letters in print, so we can get the word out about nuclear weapon abolition and the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of these weapons.

We want the call for abolition of nuclear weapons to be louder than the bomb!

Update! Ceasefire.ca supporters have sent letters to the following newspapers since the campaign was launched a few days ago:

Tags: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Day, ICAN, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Day, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear Weapons Convention