Three notable people of conscience — Bishop Tom Gumbleton, Dr. Ira Helfand, and Col. Ann Wright — submitted declarations in support of Transform Now Plowshares yesterday. Here are excerpts from their statements, links to those statements, and links for further viewing.
“The reality is that nothing less than our common survival is at stake.” — Dr. Ira Helfand, co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility
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“People of faith and people of ethics must resist evil. We cannot remain silent. We must resist and say no in whatever way we can to nuclear war…” — Bishop Tom Gumbleton, retired bishop of Detroit
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“…they made no attempt to steal or destroy any nuclear and/or classified materials or any other U.S. government property, but instead they entered the facility to call attention to their opposition to the construction and use of nuclear weapons.” — Ret. Col. Ann Wright, diplomat who resigned her post in opposition to the war on Iraq
These declarations are listed along with all legal documents submitted to the court on the Legal Arguments tab of this site.