Will Lowry

Digital Communications Manager
San Francisco, CA

Will focuses on expanding the Ploughshares Fund’s online presence and target audience, thereby expanding its supporter base and the impact of its campaign work. Prior to joining the team, Will worked for 15 years managing digital communications for businesses and environmental organizations. Most recently, he assisted the Sierra Club with online activism and all areas of their work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Will holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UC Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree in Literature from San Francisco State University.

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on...

September 29, 2017 - By Will Lowry
Petition to Keep Trump's Finger Off The Button Delivered

Our petition, 'Keep Trump's Finger Off the Button: Take Our Nuclear Missiles Off Hair Trigger Alert', has been delivered to President Barack Obama. Thank you to all who signed and to all who shared. Currently, over 100,000 people have signed the petition, and more than 10,000 have left comments...

January 12, 2017 - By Will Lowry
Dr. William J. Perry joins Joe Cirincione and Tom Collina

"Living at the Nuclear Brink: Yesterday and Today" was a free online course recently offered by William J. Perry, the 19th Secretary of Defense for the United States. The key goals of this course were to warn people of the dangers they face and to give them some insight on what could be done to...

December 16, 2016 - By Will Lowry
US, Iran Religious Leaders: Nuclear Weapons ‘Immoral’

Back in March 2014, a delegation of US bishops made a historic visit to Qom, Iran and held a meeting with Iranian religious leaders. On November 17, an audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC will have the chance to hear firsthand what they discussed in Qom,...

November 3, 2016 - By Will Lowry
It's Time to Retire the ICBM

In January 2016, in an interview published by the Arms Control Association, William J. Perry, the US Secretary of Defense in the mid 90's,...

August 2, 2016 - By Will Lowry
Grantee Spotlight: Hans Kristensen

A growing number of leaders like Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, are increasingly concerned about the US government’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild our nuclear arsenal – a plan that could trigger a new arms global arms race with Russia and...

July 26, 2016 - By Will Lowry
In Their Own Words: Grantees on the Iran Deal

Ploughshares Fund's powerful network of grantees was vital to our five-year campaign for a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear crisis. Grantees like Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), which recently hosted an excellent presentation on the deal's achievements after one year, made all...

July 13, 2016 - By Will Lowry
Grantee Spotlight: Joel Wit on North Korea

The North conducted its fourth nuclear weapons test in January, and after launching an intermediate-range ballistic missile on June 21, leader Kim Jong-un boasted that his arsenal could hit US forces in the Pacific.  To find out more about what is going on – and what the US should do about it –...

June 28, 2016 - By Will Lowry
The US War Department's Archival Footage of the Bombing of Hiroshima

When Barack Obama travels to Hiroshima on May 27, he will be the first sitting US President to visit the site of one of two instances in human history where a nuclear weapon was used. Over 70 years have passed, but the reverberation from the "rain of ruin" unleashed on August 6, 1945 remains....

May 12, 2016 - By Will Lowry
Tribeca Film Festival Goes Nuclear

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival showcased a number of features focused on the threats posed by nuclear weapons. The famed festival closed with a groundbreaking multimedia installation called the bomb, funded in part by Ploughshares Fund. Festival organizers are calling it the ‘most...

April 22, 2016 - By Will Lowry