When I heard that ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize, my heart leapt for joy! In a world that seems to have gone mad, it is deeply meaningful to me and makes me proud to know people who are dedicated to making our world safe and livable, now and long into the future.
I am proud to say that I volunteered with PSR, IPPNW and ICAN to gather the support of delegates in favor of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Working with ICAN was a great experience. They are an energetic, hard-working diverse and inclusive group of people who deserve an immense amount of credit for speaking truth to power and leading the way to the future.
Ira Helfand of PSR and IPPNW deserves a standing ovation for his decades of commitment and perseverance. Martin Fleck at PSR in the national office who leads PSR Security Committee deserves a deep round of applause for his tireless days and nights rounding up volunteers and leading the way to the important behind the scenes advocacy work that supports such powerful work!