Global Zero Recruiting for 2015 Action Corps



Runs 12/26/14 through 1/2/15

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Global Zero Recruiting for 2015 Action Corps

Global Zero, an international movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons, says it is “fueled by the creativity and passion of young people,” who are “the world’s first post-Cold War generation who understand that nuclear weapons have no place in the 21st century.”  They are recruiting young people for their Action Corps, which is a year-long organizing program.  Their slogan is “Make History,” with the hashtag “Zero by 2030.”

Their brochure describes the program as, “Starting in early 2015, Global Zero will bring together 50 of the country’s top volunteer advocates for the inaugural class of Global Zero Action Corps.  During their one-year service, Action Corps leaders will mobilize their peers, lead creative campaigns and apply real pressure on policymakers to eliminate all nuclear weapons, everywhere.  Equipped with unparalleled access to training, resources and movement leaders, the Action Corps will be on the front lines of the fight for a better, safer future.

“Action Corps leaders will also have the opportunity to travel to New York City with Global Zero this spring for three days of high-level training and action – alongside some of the world’s most prominent leaders in the field of international security.

“We have two alternatives:  live in a world where nuclear weapons will be used or demand a world without them.  The choice is ours.  Join the fight today.”

Global Zero has grown from its initial documentary film to an organization with 300 eminent leaders and nearly a half a million citizens around the world.  It has a step-by-step plan to eliminate nuclear weapons that has been endorsed by political leaders and leading newspapers.  The “Financial Times” said that the Global Zero plan “has shown the direction to be travelled:  the world’s leaders must now start moving.”

The early application deadline is February 1, 2015, with a final deadline of March 1, 2015.  Preference will be given to applicants who apply prior to February 1, 2015.  If you have questions, please contact Lilly Daigle, the U.S. Field Organizer at Global Zero at

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