On April 28, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a resolution calling on
the President to negotiate a treaty that is mutual, verifiable and results in the
elimination of all nuclear weapons. Earlier, the Vermont Senate voted unanimously for the
same resolution. The vote followed intense campaigning by the Vermont Campaign to Abolish
Nuclear Weapons, which in August 1998 organized the 93 mile long Vermont Walk to
Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The coalition also organized town meetings throughout Vermont
resulting in 33 towns adopting resolutions calling on the US government to
enter into negotiations for an abolition treaty.
Contact: Joseph Gainza, American Friends Service
Committee, 73 Main St., Box 19, Montpelier, VT 05602.
Tel: 802 229-2340. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org