Letter to  MSPs and MPs  re the new ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

SIGN UP TO SUPPORT THE UN NUCLEAR WEAPONS BAN TREATY

Dear MP’s and MSPs

Ahead of the negotiations for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) enlisted support from 856 parliamentarians in 42 countries.

Now ICAN is seeking parliamentarians’ support the  new Parliamentary Pledge – a commitment to work for the signature and ratification of the treaty.

This is an ideal opportunity for us in Scotland to exerting pressure on the UK government who failed to participate in the negotiations, and to highlight the wall-to-wall opposition to nuclear weapons in Scotland .

Parliamentarians at Westminster or Holyrood can add their names to the Pledge by emailing info@icanw.org or using the form available at the link below. ICAN’s website will let the world see what Scottish Parliamentarians think.

The form is here

http://www.icanw.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Parliamentary-Pledge.pdf?mc_cid=3b0ad99bfc&mc_eid=3b378b7aa3

It’s just over a month until the treaty opens for signature. Let’s work together to have a large number of Scottish parliamentarians on board by then.

In friendship

Janet Fenton (for ICAN in Scotland) 1st August 2017