LETTER: Work with the United Nations

To the Editor;
 
As a child, I remember drills at Roxhill Elementary and Denny Jr High in West Seattle preparing us for nuclear bomb attacks and annihilation.  Those same dangers to all of humanity are unfortunately still with us today.
 
I encourage the West Seattle Herald to help get the word out to pressure our leaders and government to work with the United Nations in the next 3 months in world wide negotiations to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.  Over 127 governments are meeting right now-- in the spirit of cooperation --with these goals which will ultimately create a world treaty.  SEVEN governments are boycotting these negotiations.  Our country, the USA, is boycotting the negotiations.   Instead, our country, the USA, is planning to strengthen and expand its nuclear capability -- Presidents Obama, Trump, and Congress want to spend $1 TRILLION in the next 30 years for nuclear weapons. 
 
It is not healthy for children to learn how to prepare in school how to survive a nuclear attack.  Because they won't survive.
 
Rather than boycott, America need to be involved in this international working of eliminating nuclear arsenals.  Contact our Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.  Contact our Representative Pramila Jayapal.   Or join me, with your local West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice group.  Our group in turn has joined the state wide coalition organized by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.  Join us to educate the public about this issue and advocate with our government leaders to eliminate  nuclear weapons in our world.
 
Let us remain in the international group of nations.  Let us raise our children for the future.
 
Barbara Sardarov

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