Abolition 2000 Global Peace Walk support letter

Following is the text of the Global Peace Walk 2000 support letter and message from Carah Ong, Coordinator of Abolition 2000.

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Abolition 2000

PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Rd., Suite1, Santa Barbara CA 93108-2794
Tel: (805) 965-3443, Fax: (805) 568-0466, E-mail: A2000@silcom.com

January 3, 2000

Year 2000 Global Peace Walk
P.O. Box 170245
San Francisco, CA 94117-0245

Dear Friends of Global Peace Walk 2000:

At the dawn of a new century, efforts such as the Global Peace Walk are necessary if humanity is to achieve a more peaceful and just world. I commend you on undertaking this important journey from San Francisco to Washington, DC and then onto New York. Your concern for our future and human life and your vision of a more "United Nations" will surely engage the attention of everyone you come in contact with on your journey.

Thank you for carrying the message of Abolition 2000, the global network comprised of more than 1420 organizations in 90 countries calling for a treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons. At the 1995 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review and Extension Conference where, frustrated by the resolve of the nculear weapons states to maintain their arsenals, a few activists and concerned individuas had a vision. That vision of a more secure and livable world, free from the threat of nuclear weapons, was the foundation for the international movement that became known as the Abolition 2000 network. Now, more than ever before, the work of Aboliton 2000 is vital to ensure a more secure and livable world for our children, grandchildren and all future generations. We cannot succeed without your help.

At our Annual General Meeting held at the Hague Appeal for Peace in May 1999, we agreed that the year 2000 poses a critical challenge for the Network. To preserve the integrity of the Abolition 2000 name and to continue the vital work of the Global network, members have committed to increasing Network membership to at least 2000 organizations by the start of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference in April. We will also make Abolition 2000 attendance and presence known at the NPT conference. Thank you for helping make the number of supporting groups climb to over 2,000 by joining us in our endeavors!

Thank you again for undertaking this journey to raise concern for our future and develop a "Spiritual United Nations." My best wishes to you for a safe and healthy trip.

In Peace,


Carah Ong

A Global Network to eliminate nuclear weapons supported by citizen groups, political leaders, religious leaders, professional associations, colleges and universities, nobel laureates, retired miltary leaders, and municipalities

A secure and livable world for our children and grandchildren requires the elimination of nuclear weapons and the redress of environmental degredation and human suffering -- the legacy of more than fifty years of nuclear testing and production.