On this day of international action, we held another rally at Vance Monument. We joined people all over the world to celebrate the Entry into Force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and to call out Raytheon’s role in producing nuclear weapons. Raytheon has over $1 billion in contracts connected to the nuclear weapons industry.

We conducted a vigil with signs and banners, listened to speakers remind us of what is at stake with the very existence of these weapons, and took a moment of silence as a bell tolled in commemoration of the victims of the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, of all the nuclear testing, and of the toxic effects of uranium mining and waste disposal.