WOMEN STRIKE FOR PEACE
110 Maryland Avenue, NE #102
Washington, DC 20002
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Contact: Edith Villastrigo, (202) 543-2660
WSP CALLS FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLlTlON AFTER CTBT
"We wish to add our voice to the celebration of the achievement of a total ban on nuclear testing. The signing of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty is a triumph for citizen activism led by world peace and disarmament movements who struggled for
decades to end the nuclear arms race", stated Edith Villastrigo, National Legislative
Director of Women Strike for Peace.
"The signing of the CTB Treaty and Its overwhelming world endorsement
provides strong support for the next step in the campaign for nuclear disarmament -
total abolition of nuclear weapons with effective international control by the end of the
century", Viliastrigo further said.
Dagmar Wilson, founder of Women Strike for Peace, said: "Since we came into
being 35 years ago as a protest against atmospheric nuclear tests and the danger of
radioactive pollution to children's health, WSP has remained a strong voice rn the
struggle for our unfinished goal - the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and for total
Wilson recalled the statement by Jerome Wiesner, science advisor to President Kennedy, who gave credit to Women Strike far Peace in influencing the President to sign the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963.
She said, "As we celebrate our 35th anniversary, we call on women to recommit themselves to the total elimination of nuclear weapons and removing the nuclear threat from future generations.
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