October 19th, 2009 5:33 pm | by JONATHAN CROWL News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, Politics

How To Help a Portlander's Global Fight Against Landmines

You might remember Portland lawyer John F. Bradach's efforts a few years ago to impeach then-President George W. Bush and then-Vice President Dick Cheney. Those came up short. But Bradach's work to honor his nephew, who was killed in Iraq, remains active.

John Bradach tells us about his sister Lynn Bradach's appointment as the U.S. spokeswoman for the United States Campaign to Ban Landmines and of her hopes to convince the Obama administration to sign the United States onto the international Landmine Treaty. Lynn Bradach's son, Marine Cpl. Travis Bradach-Nall (photo above), was killed in Iraq by a cluster bomb on July 2, 2003.

"President (Bill) Clinton promised that the US would become a member of the treaty in 2006 but a change in Administration caused this not to happen," Lynn Bradach said in an email forwarded to WW by John F. Bradach.

There are currently 156 nations who have signed the treaty, which prohibits the use of land mines and cluster bombs.
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