Engage your parliamentarian
August 27, 2014
Parliamentarians have a vital role to play in advancing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. ICAN’s Global Parliamentary Appeal aims to build global support for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. It will be presented at intergovernmental meetings aimed at promoting nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.
“We, the undersigned parliamentarians, conscious of our duty to protect and promote the safety and well-being of the people we represent, express our deep concern at the continuing threat posed by many thousands of nuclear weapons across the globe. Any use of these ultimate weapons of mass destruction – whether by accident, miscalculation or design – would have catastrophic consequences for humanity and the planet as a whole.
The only way to guarantee that they will never be used again is to outlaw and eliminate them without further delay. We call upon all national governments to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons and leading to their complete eradication. A global ban on nuclear weapons is a humanitarian imperative of the highest order. It is necessary, feasible and increasingly urgent”.
Help us collect signatures
Any current member of a national, state/provincial or regional parliament or congress may sign the Appeal. It is open to parliamentarians from all countries, so please contact your MP and MEP, as well as your Scottish MSP, Welsh AM, Northern Irish MLA if you have one. To sign, they should complete this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org (alternatively, they can simply send a message from an official email account to say they want to add their name). Please check the list below to see your parliamentarian has already signed.
Sample email to your parliamentarian:
Nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all weapons.
A global ban on nuclear weapons is a humanitarian imperative of the highest order. It is necessary, feasible and increasingly urgent. I am writing to ask you to sign this parliamentary appeal.Kind regards,
UK parliamentarians who have signed the Global Parliamentary Appeal:
WestminsterMs Diane Abbott MP Ms Katy Clark MP Mr Jeremy Corbyn MP Mr Pat Doherty MP Mr Mark Durkan MP Ms Michelle Gildernew MP Ms Caroline Lucas MP Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil MP Mr Paul Maskey MP Baroness Sue Miller Mr Francie Molloy MP Mr Graeme Morris MP Mr Conor Murphy MP Ms Sandra Osborne MP Mr Angus Robertson MP Dame Joan Ruddock MP Mr Mike Weir MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP Mr Pete Wishart MP Scottish Parliament Ms Clare Adamson MSP Mr Alasdair Allan MSP Mr Christian Allard MSP Mr Colin Beattie MSP Ms Angela Constance MSP Mr Graeme Dey MSP Mr Bob Doris MSP Mr James Dornon MSP Mr Neil Findlay MSP Mr John Finnie MSP Mr Kenneth Gibson MSP Mr Jamie Hepburn MSP Ms Cara Hilton MSP Mr Colin Keir MSP Mr Bill Kidd MSP Ms Joan McAlpine MSP Mr Angus MacDonald MSP Mr Mark McDonald MSP Mr Mike MacKenzie MSP Ms Aileen McLeod MSP Ms Fiona McLeod MSP Mr Stuart McMillan MSP Mr Alex Neil MSP Mr Dennis Robertson MSP Mr Alex Salmond MSP Mr Stewart Stevenson MSP Mr Kevin Stewart MSP Mr Dave Thompson MSP Ms Maureen Watt MSP Mr Paul Wheelhouse MSP National Assembly for Wales Mr Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM Northern Ireland Assembly Mr Steven Agnew MLA Ms Michaela Boyle MLA Mr Cathal Boylan MLA Mr Mickey Bradey MLA Ms Carál Ní Chuilín MLA Ms Megan Fearon MLA Mr Phil Flanagan MLA Mr Chris Hazzard MLA Mr Gerry Kelly MLA Mr Sean Lynch MLA Mr Alex Maskey MLA Mr Declan McAleer MLA Ms Jennifer McCann MLA Mr Fra McCann MLA Mr Raymond McCartney MLA Ms Rosaleen McCorley MLA Mr Barry McElduff MLA Ms Maeve McLaughlin MLA Mr Mitchel McLaughlin MLA Ms Bronwyn McGahan MLA Mr Martin McGuinness MLA Mr Daithí McKay MLA Mr Oliver McMullan MLA Mr Ian Milne MLA Mr John O’Dowd MLA Ms Cathal Ó hoisín MLA Ms Michelle O’Neill MLA Ms Sue Ramsey MLA Ms Caitríona Ruane MLA Mr Pat Sheehan MLA European Parliament Ms Martina Anderson MEP