Supporters urge 144 MPs to support UN Nuclear Ban Treaty
PeaceQuest supporters have been working hard for the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty, especially as the landmark treaty’s entry-into-force approaches on January 22, 2021.
Throughout November, 368 PeaceQuest supporters wrote email letters to 144 MPs urging them to support the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty, also called the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
It was part of a new initiative by PeaceQuest to empower people to connect with their local Members of Parliament.
Most PeaceQuest supporters live in ridings represented by Liberal MPs, with 221 letters sent to Liberals, along with 85 letters sent to Conservatives, 48 letters to NDPs, 8 to Greens, 5 to Bloc Quebecoise MPs, and one to an Independent MP.
Top 10 Ridings (number of letters delivered to that MP)
Ottawa Centre 10
Toronto—St. Paul’s 9
Vancouver Quadra 8
West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country 7
South Okanagan—West Kootenay 6
Saanich—Gulf Islands 6
The campaign was made possible by supporters’ donations that paid for new software that empowers community members to email their MP by simply entering their postal code and clicking “send.”
Later, we contacted all campaign participants asking for them to forward MPs’ responses to PeaceQuest. An expert analysis has been conducted on those emails and is published on the PeaceQuest website.
Our thanks to everyone who participated in the campaign.
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I fully support having hearings on nuclear disarmament.
Also, many of us wrote letters directly to our MPs about endorsing the Nuclear Ban Treaty, before and/or during the campaign. Well done in leading. I think it might help to recognize that response is broader, possibly so because of your efforts . Keep up the great work.
Barbara Paleczny SSND, Kitchener, ON. . .
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