Count The Nuclear Weapons Money
COUNT THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS MONEY
Today we are faced with the real and present danger of nuclear attacks. Miscalculation and overreaction could lead to a global catastrophe. The world will spend over one trillion dollars over the coming decade to modernize the nuclear arsenals of nine countries. It's complete insanity and a theft of our future. IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
We need your help to raise $50,000 to put on an event in New York City May 10-16 .
• We're going to count $1 trillion dollars - to visualize the scale of this investment and
• We're going to show how the money could be re-allocated for peaceful and humanitarian needs
• Counters from all over the world will join us and the event will be live-streamed
Listen to Holger Gūssefeld - about how he came up with the idea for the campaign.
While Governments meet at the United Nations in New York on May 14-16, for the first ever United Nations High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, we’re going to Count The Money - by hand $100 million per minute in $1 million mock currency notes. The counting will take place over 7 days and 7 nights. The currency notes will be created by leading international artists - including Robert Longo.
At the U.N. Press Conference, March 28, 2018
Do You Know How Much Money is Dedicated to Nuclear Weapons? In 2018, the nine nuclear countries will spend over one Billion dollars towards maintaining and modernizing their nuclear arsenals. It’s difficult to justify this amount of spending on nuclear weapons, which will only fuel the continuation of the nuclear arms race.
Here's just one of the one million dollar notes, designed by Michael Green.
The United Nations Hi-Level Conference will bring together the world’s top leaders for a first ever candid discussion about the perils of the use of nuclear weapons.
What Can We Do? It seems like the spending and budgets of many nations is beyond our control and influence, but it’s not. Civil action effects governments reaction and spending. Although our long-term goal is to eliminate nuclear weapons, we can take short-term actions towards long-term disarmament now.
Counting the $1 million-dollar notes - will establish a visual representation of how much money is at stake. We will raise awareness as to how this money could be reallocated for peaceful means.
For more info go to : www.nuclearweaponsmoney.org
Our global team:
• Gene Seidman, Project Director, Count the Nuclear Weapons Money
• Holger Gūssefeld, Special Projects Officer for the World Future Council, (whose original idea it was to count the money)
• Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
• Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice-cream
• Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute
• Marzhan Nurzhan, Convener of the Abolition 2000 Youth Network
• Rob van Riet, Climate Change Program Director, World Future Council
Holger, Gene and Alyn outside the United Nations
Here are some of the ways the "Nuclear Money" could be used to benefit humanity:
• Building over 100,000 hospitals worldwide
• Building over 200,000 schools and training teachers
• Providing adequate health care for millions of people
• Building over 100 million new houses
• 30 million home solar panel systems
• Feeding over 780 million worldwide
What Can You Do? You can donate today to help fund The Count the Nuclear Weapons Money event scheduled for May 10-16, 2018 in New York City. This event will provide a visual representation of how much money the world is spending for nuclear arms. Our goal is to show the major nuclear powers - that there is a clear desire fromworld citizens to reallocate this money towards positive, peaceful and humanitarian needs.
We need your help to raise $50,000 for:
• Renting the Times Square venue $25,000
• Event staging, design, logistics & installation $8,500
• Printing of $1 million-dollar bills $7,500
• Live-streaming of the counting globally $3,400
• Rental of mobile counting vehicle $3,600
• Printing T-shirts for official Counters $750
• Additional expenses for the event $1,250
You can help by donating today.
With a focused and high-impact campaign, we will accelerate global awareness on the use of nuclear weapons and how we can reallocate the money
for humanitarian needs.
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COUNT THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS MONEY!
See you in New York City May 10-16
Thanks a trillion!
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