Seattle, WA In Support of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Status: Adopted on 5/4/98
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Resolution Number: 29746
A RESOLUTION in Support of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
WHEREAS, the invention of nuclear weapons has made possible the destruction of all humankind, and nearly all life; and
WHEREAS, the more than 2000 nuclear explosions since 1945 have poisoned our air, water, and soil, and indeed even our bodies; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. has spent more than $4 trillion for nuclear weapons, and continues to spend almost $35 billion annually, contributing to budget deficits while vital societal needs go unmet; and
WHEREAS, the end of nuclear testing will be a major step toward the abolition of all nuclear weapons; and
WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which bans all nuclear test explosions, has been signed by President Clinton, and is before the Senate; and
WHEREAS, this treaty is supported by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, four of the five most recent Chairmen and the vast majority of the American people;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MAYOR CONCURRING, THAT:
The Seattle City Council supports prompt ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty by the United States Senate; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That the Seattle City Council invites the people of Seattle to call on our government and all nuclear weapons states to take such steps as will lead to the abolition of nuclear weapons at the earliest possible date.