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November 3, 2006

Please join us as we discuss one of the most important 9/11 Commission recommendations that has not yet been implemented: preventing nuclear terrorism.

In December 2005, the 9/11 Commissioners gave the government a “D” in its effort to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists.  Osama bin Laden has pledged to kill 4 million Americans with a nuclear bomb (and received a religious “fatwah” to do so); just like he pledged to take down the Twin Towers in the 1990’s. 

The good news is we can stop him.  There are limited nuclear weapon materials, and they can be locked down.  But in order to do that, we have to speak out, to ensure that our leaders take the appropriate actions.

Together, we can turn that “D” into an “A”.

Next Wednesday, November 8th, we will have a frank conversation on this topic at Harvard University.  You are invited.

Professors Graham Allison and Stephen Rosen will be discussing issues raised in the acclaimed docudrama “Last Best Chance”.  The event is open to all students and concerned community members, and will take place from 6-7:30pm in Harvard Hall 201.

Please come if you can.  We will talk about the dangers, but, more importantly, we will talk about what you can do to make a difference.
To learn more, please visit www.saferworld.org or www.lastbestchance.org

This can be a scary subject, one that can leave you feeling hopeless.  We aim to change that, to make nuclear terrorism an issue that is less frightening than empowering.  With knowledge, there is power.  Each of us can make a difference.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Carie Lemack
Daughter, Judy Larocque
Co-founder, Families of September 11

In September 2006, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and FOS11 launched a joint public education initiative to raise awareness about the threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and materials so citizens can help reduce these threats.  This is project includes activities such as: national screenings and discussions of the docudrama “Last Best Chance” (www.lastbestchance.org), the release of three Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to more than 1,200 television stations nationwide; the launch of the www.saferworld.org website for comprehensive information on how Americans can make the country safer and more secure, and public meetings to discuss the threat and prevention of nuclear terrorism.