EMERGENCY RALLY & CALL TO ACTION
NO WAR WITH NORTH KOREA
Anti-War Rally Outside of Senator Schumer & Gillibrand’s Office
3rd Ave. Between 48th & 49th Sts
Monday, August 21 from 4 – 5PM
We must stand against war and together defend diplomacy to save the United States and North Korea from a nuclear war started by improvised “fire and fury” comments. We cannot go to war for this Administration’s blunders!
Starting on Monday, August 21, U.S. and South Korean forces will kick off 10 days of joint military drills, highly provocative and threatening rehearsals for war involving tens of thousands of soldiers simulating surgical strikes on North Korea.
Pyongyang revoked its threat against Guam – and said it would wait to see what the United States would do! We cannot risk the safety of our allies, troops abroad, Guam residents, North Korean families and U.S. citizens because this Administration refuses to even acknowledge that there are diplomatic solutions on the table.
A proposal on the table to avert war and start talks is “freeze for freeze” in which North Korea suspends its nuclear and missile testing in exchange for halting or scaling back massive US-South Korean military exercises. A growing number of American officials are calling for this “freeze for freeze,” which has also been proposed by North Korea, China and Russia.
In an August 14, 2017 poll, 76% of Americans said they want diplomacy to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. We call for an end to dangerous brinkmanship and the start of talks!
1.) Stop reckless brinkmanship; Start Talks Now! Suspend US-ROK military rehearsals for war in exchange for North Korea’s halting of nuclear and missile testing.
2.) De-escalate tensions and build mutual trust by reuniting Korean Americans with their families in North Korea, and repatriating the remains of US servicemen still in North Korea.
3.) Start the peace process towards signing a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War.
4.) Senators Schumer and Gillibrand must support SJR 200 for a U.S. No First Strike Policy and take these weapons AWAY from the impulsive actions of 45!
If you cannot attend the NYC action, please plan your own: a vigil, meeting with your Representative in-district, protest, or even a call to your Senator’s office. If you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I am happy to send you resources to help with an in-district meeting, or signs ready to print to be held outside of your Representatives’ offices.
With love and peace,
Policy Director, Peace Action New York State