Illustration of nuclear arms and a character who is knitting a cover with black text to cover them on a white background
copyright 1982 DONNELLY/COLT BUTTONS BOX 188 HAMPTON CT 06247
This button represents the movement for nuclear disarmament which started to gain widespread popularity in the 1960s. Disarmament refers to the act of reducing or eliminating nuclear weapons and the end state of a nuclear-weapon-free world, in which nuclear weapons are completely eliminated. There are many nuclear disarmament groups including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Greenpeace, Global Zero, and Mayors for Peace. There have been many large anti-nuclear demonstrations and protests over the years. On June 12, 1982, one million people demonstrated in New York City’s Central Park against nuclear weapons and for an end to the cold war arms race. It was the largest anti-nuclear protest and the largest political demonstration in American History.