On May 27, President Obama will visit Hiroshima. This will make him the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city on August 6, 1945. The White House has been aggressively downplaying expectations for this visit. Recent reports have said that President Obama will not “have time” to meet with survivors of the atomic bombing (hibakusha) while he is in the city.
Please join us in urging the president to make time for this, as the hibakusha are powerful witnesses to the scars left by the atomic bomb and the need for a nuclear weapons-free world.Over 6,000 NAPF supporters have already contacted President Obama to encourage him to make significant substantive contributions to nuclear disarmament while he is in Hiroshima. Please add your voice to encourage him to meet with survivors.
We are pleased that you will be visiting Hiroshima on May 27. However, it has been reported that you may not “have time” to meet with survivors of the atomic bombing (“hibakusha”) while you are there. We urge you to make time for this, as the hibakusha are powerful witnesses to the scars left by the atomic bomb and the need for a nuclear weapons-free world.
As we have encouraged you in the past, we encourage you again to take three gifts to the world when you visit Hiroshima: your courage, your humanity, and a plan to end the nuclear weapons insanity.
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