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January 2010

Dear Friend of Peace and Wisdom,

This letter is to tell you about our April 2010 DC to NYC Walk for Nuclear Disarmament,
and to invite you to become engaged now in our vision for a nuclear-free future.

We are an affiliation of peace and justice activists, planning to take 3 weeks in April to
walk the 250 miles from Washington, DC, to New York, NY. Following in the tradition of
other peace walks (including the annual Walk For a New Spring and Footsteps for Peace)
we are walking for nuclear disarmament and a peace based in social justice.

Believing that every footstep is a prayer for peace, and that our collective grassroots action can
truly help bring about the change we hope to see, we are walking to New York to demonstrate
grassroots support for Nuclear Disarmament (In Our Lifetime!).

Along the way—through Baltimore, MD; Wilmington, DE; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ, and
points between—we will meet with religious groups, peace groups, student and environmental
groups, and of course the general public, everywhere bearing witness to the awful specter of
nuclear destruction, the immense waste of resources caught up in our nuclear web, and the
vast possibilities of a world without nuclear weapons if we can muster the will to (re-)create it.

If you are interested in joining us along the walk, hosting us or helping us organize an event or
"peace mile" in your community, donating resources, or otherwise contributing to our efforts,
please let us know! You can contact us here, or click a link (in the previous sentence) for the
specific way you'd like to help.

Walk Basics:
Our three-week journey will depart from Washington, DC on April 8. Covering about 15 miles each
day, we will stop for events, meals, rest breaks and sleep, arriving in New York on April 29, 2010—
in time for the major international Conference and Demonstration for Nuclear Disarmament, preceding
a month of disarmament negotiations at the United Nations (UN) during the 5-Year Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty (NPT) Review Conference.

We aim for a core group of between 15 and 30 walkers who will make the full journey (or most of it)
—though we would happily make arrangements for more if there is sufficient interest. Even more, we
hope more people will join us in each city or town we walk through - for a mile or even a minute - to
add their presence, energy and intention to our collective cause of immediate disarmament and ultimate
world peace.

We take President Obama at his word when he says - many times, to many audiences - that he wants us
"… to know the peace of a world without nuclear weapons." But we also believe him when he quotes FDR
about the importance of grassroots pressure: "All right, you've convinced me. Now go out and put some
pressure on me!" Disarmament can not happen by the good will of our president alone - it will take the
steady pressure of a peaceful, determined people. The grassroots movement that helped halt the arms
race in the 1980's must again stand up and demand action to eliminate nuclear weapons - before they
eliminate us. This is where you come in!

We ask for your support. There are lots of logistics involved in getting people from DC to NYC on foot —
food, accommodation, equipment transport and the like — but there is one thing we need more than any
other, and that is help from local peace-minded people to get the word out!

If you want to join with us along the walk, help us organize an event or "peace mile" in your community,
donate resources, or otherwise contribute to our efforts, please contact us by clicking here. Thank you
in advance for your time, energy and interest in helping us create a peaceful "critical mass" of grassroots
support for nuclear disarmament, in time for it to matter.

Best Regards,

Jay Marx / marxjay(at)gmail.com
DC -> NYC Walk for Nuclear Disarmament
Proposition One in 2010! Campaign Coordinator
1233 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202/682-4282

Ethan Genauer
Walk Co-Coordinator / nptwalk2010(at)gmail.com
DC -> NYCWalk for Nuclear Disarmament
856/535-8547

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