The Growing International Movement to Avoid Nuclear War
The Federation of American Scientists recently revealed that the United States has deployed a submarine armed with a “low-yield” nuclear warhead. Amid the impeachment trial and Democratic primary, the story garnered little national attention. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, however, has pushed their iconic Doomsday Clock closer to midnight than ever before, citing the intertwined, existential threats of climate change and nuclear war. 
Tim Wright of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons called news of the deployment “An alarming development that heightens the risk of nuclear war.” It comes just five months after President Trump’s withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, forged by the United States and Russia. 

Peace and anti-war activists are stepping up. A growing grassroots movement is guided by a clear and urgent demand: abolish nuclear weapons. The Back from the Brink campaign, for example, is a grassroots initiative that calls for the prevention of nuclear war and has been endorsed by four state governments, dozens of municipalities and hundreds of movement organizations. 
Treaty Awareness Campaign
Grassroots Organizing for Peace and Justice
In 2017, the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons established the first comprehensive ban on nuclear weapons under international law. The Treaty Awareness Campaign is a PDF fiscally sponsored organization which utilizes the Treaty as a tool to educate and mobilize people across the United States to support nuclear weapons abolition. 

As of February 2020, 88 countries have signed the Treaty. No nuclear-weapon states have signed or expressed support for the Treaty, including Russia and the United States, who together possess the vast majority of nuclear weapons.
Other PDF fiscally sponsored organizations, including Women Cross DMZ, Women for Genuine Security, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, are involved in the global movement for peace and nuclear disarmament with a feminist lens. As the grassroots struggle for peace and justice grows across the globe, there is a shared vision and hope for a future free of nuclear weapons! 
PDF's Fiscal Sponsorship Program
PDF extends the legal framework of fiscal sponsorship to grassroots groups and projects like Treaty Awareness Campaign so they can carry out their work without the burden of managing donations and other tax-exempt requirements. 

We regard our 36 fiscally sponsored organizations as partners in the human rights and social justice movement. Some of our fiscally sponsored projects include: Friends of Taghyeer Movement, San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples and the Springfield Community-based Doula Initiative.
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Our partners work across a diverse range of issues, all of them aligned with our mission and vision to build a more peaceful, just and equitable world. Interested in learning more about our Fiscal Sponsorship Program? Connected to an emerging project or group that might be interested in Fiscal Sponsorship? Email Emily to set up an appointment. 
Mark Your Calendars:
PDF Webinar: Volunteer Recruitment
March 10th, 2020 at 2 pm EST
Join PDF staff member Emily Serafy-Cox for a webinar about effective volunteer recruitment strategies for your organization. RSVP  here.

2020 Grassroots Funding Week
April 27th - May 1st, 2020
Grassroots Funding Week is your chance to be a grant-maker. PDF will use our online presence to highlight the work, stories and missions of organizations we support and ask for your help in resourcing these grassroots groups. Can you commit to contributing during grassroots funding week or want to use our media toolkit to help spread the word? Email Brennan to RSVP.

Kingian Nonviolence Training with Kazu Haga
June 1st from 6-8 pm, the Parlor Room, Northampton
The Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC) and PDF will host our former staff member, Kazu Haga, for a training on Kingian Nonviolence. This training will be part of the monthly meeting for the PVWC Sanctuary in the Streets Rapid Response Network.
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