Scrap the Trident nuclear weapons system and invest in our NHS instead!
The UK government is increasing the number of warheads in its Trident nuclear weapons arsenal for the first time since the Cold War. At the same time, it says it doesn’t have enough money to properly pay our nurses, who have looked after us throughout the pandemic.
Stand with CND as we campaign for Nurses not Nukes.
Action: SOS NHS campaign
CND is supporting the SOS NHS campaign to highlight how the cost of nuclear weapons could instead be invested in the NHS.
A national day of action has been called for February 26th: get involved. Local groups will be organising stalls and events across the country – get in touch with your local CND group to see if they have anything planned.
There are actions taking place in Leeds, Keighley and Calder Valley. If you’d like to get involved, get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Other things you can do to support the campaign:
- Sign and share the petition as widely through your own networks as possible
- Tweet this message to the government
- Share SOS NHS’ digital content on social media (using the hashtag #SOSNHS)
Get your Nurses not Nukes items
- Wear the Nurses not Nukes tshirt for an action, or just to go about your day!
- Display the Nurses not Nukes poster to show support
- The government has its priorities all wrong. Its pitiful offer to the nurses, the public sector pay freeze, lack of sick pay – all while announcing the first increase in nuclear weapons since the Cold War – makes it very clear that the government doesn’t care about the health and wellbeing of our communities.
- We should not be spending billions of pounds on weapons of mass destruction when investment is urgently needed in our NHS.
- Nuclear weapons do not keep us safe and if a nuclear attack – however ‘limited’ – did actually take place, it would cause a humanitarian catastrophe with millions dead and the emergency services unable to respond due to infrastructure collapsing.
Join Yorkshire CND as we campaign for Nurses not Nukes. The larger our movement, the louder our voice.