The City Council of New York, on December 9, 2021, adopted several resolutions which advance the cause of nuclear disarmament.
At the City Council hearings addressing the resolutions, GSI President Jonathan Granoff testified and submitted two written testimonies, one on behalf of GSI and the other on behalf of Move the Nuclear Weapons Money, which he also represented at the hearing.
Credit must be given to NYCAN for advancing this initiative and bringing numerous passionate and substantive presenters who testified at the city council meeting. In addition to the written testimonies, Mr. Granoff took the opportunity to rebut the testimony of Ms. Penny Abeywardena, New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs (in the video below). She had argued against the then draft of the Resolutions asserting that her department (the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs) had neither the resources nor the mandate to implement the measures if they were adopted.