Office Manager Isabel Martinez wrote an op-ed in Ms. Magazine explaining how nuclear threats are part of a larger system of injustice largely affecting women and people of color nationwide and around the world.
“The nuclear age began 75 years ago this summer. By the time I was born 53 years later, the threat of nuclear weapons barely registered with everyday Americans.
I did not grow up running duck and cover drills in school and I never worried about a nuclear attack on my home in San Antonio. Throughout my education, I got some cursory lessons about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the end of the Cold War—but nuclear weapons and the policy surrounding those weapons always seemed like a distant problem for someone else.
That is likely because there is no shortage of critical issues the country is dealing with right now, most of which my generation has inherited and will have to address. Real progress, though, will require acknowledging and discussing how such important issues, including nuclear weapons policy, intersect and affect each other. ” Read more