Next Friday, May 27, President Obama will visit Hiroshima. This will make him the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city on August 6, 1945.
The White House has been aggressively downplaying expectations for this visit. Recent reports have said that President Obama will not “have time” to meet with survivors of the atomic bombing (hibakusha) while he is in the city. Please join us in urging the president to make time for this, as the hibakusha are powerful witnesses to the scars left by the atomic bomb and the need for a nuclear weapons-free world.
Over 6,000 NAPF supporters have already contacted President Obama to encourage him to make significant substantive contributions to nuclear disarmament while he is in Hiroshima. Even if you have already written to him about this, please take a moment to send another message about the importance of meeting with hibakusha.
For our supporters outside of the U.S., please sign this petition instead of clicking the “take action” button below. The White House’s electronic contact form is limited to people with a U.S. address. We will send the petition signatures to the White House separately.