Point of Contact:
- Rick Wayman; Deputy Director
- Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Santa Barbara, California
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation was founded in 1982. Its mission is to prepare people of all ages and backgrounds to solve the most dangerous technological, social, and psychological issues of our time. The Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with consultative status to the United Nations and is comprised of over 80,000 individuals and groups worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age. A significant portion of our work relates to the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.
Opportunities for Collaboration
NAPF’s approach to collaboration with frontline communities is to find out what our allies in frontline communities need, and to be there for them – not to use them as props in pursuit of our own policy goals. We seek to follow the lead of frontline communities and contribute our organizational strengths when/where we are requested. Much of our work with frontline communities thus far has been with the Marshallese, but we would also be excited to work with other communities impacted by nuclear production and testing. Some examples of work we have done, and could do in the future include:
- From 2014-17, we led a coalition of NGOs in support of the Republic of the Marshall Islands in their nuclear disarmament cases at the International Court of Justice against all nine nuclear-armed nations and, separately, against the United States in U.S. Federal Court. We would be interested in working on future legal and policy fights in support of frontline communities.
- NAPF recognizes that many challenges are interconnected, and we seek to stand in solidarity with other communities in the ways most helpful to them. For example, the Marshall Islands is currently in the depths of a serious Dengue Fever outbreak. A significant need that was identified by our friends there was for insect repellent. So NAPF started a Facebook fundraiser among our friends and online community, and raised enough money to send over 120 bottles of insect repellent.
- In the Marshall Islands in particular, Runit Dome is a tragic situation that clearly brings together the issues of nuclear weapons and climate chaos. There is a lot of work to be done here to get the U.S. government to take responsibility, clean up the mess, and compensate the victims.