TPNW Rally in Rochester, NY
Annette Dragon captured some magnificent photos at the TPNW rally held in Rochester on January 23rd. The rally was coordinated by the Rochester Chapter 23 of Veterans For Peace, with the Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace as a co-sponsor. Despite the inclement weather, the rally drew a respectable crowd of about 25 individuals.
Jim Swarts of Veterans For Peace and Holly Adams of Genesee Valley citizens for Peace played a crucial role in organizing the event, and can be seen in the photos with a bullhorn. The rally, held outside the Federal Building, included powerful statements delivered to the offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, as well as letters and postcards in support of the TPNW initiative.
Peace Action New York State
GVCP is proud to be a chapter of Peace Action New York State. These are great photos of what our Downstate groups did to celebrate the second anniversary of TPNW.
We are grateful for Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace’s endorsement of the Roses to Mission actions that took place January 18-20 and celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entering into force. Below is a recap of the actions with media links, photos and videos.
Jan. 18 & Jan. 19
We delivered yellow roses and thank-you certificates to UN Missions of States Parties that ratified the Treaty after January 2022.
Photos: Jan. 18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/PxSTKgqp66DwjTh36 (by Hideko)
We also held “Abolish Nuclear Weapons! Join the Treaty!” rally in front of the New York Public Library, and marched to the U.S. Mission to the U.N. and held another rally in front of the U.S. Mission.
Video and photos:
Joe Friendly’s video: https://youtu.be/UkTHTkS5Vxw
Hideko Otake’s photo album: (Jan. 20) https://photos.app.goo.gl/MfXAVcJtETVjJBiK8
More photos: PHOTO FOLDER