Your voice matters. Communicating with your elected officials on important nuclear issues is a simple way that you can make a difference and help build a more peaceful world. All of our current actions are listed below.
Support the INF Treaty
President Trump has suspended a key agreement with Russia that banned intermediate-range nuclear missiles. President Reagan signed the INF Treaty in 1987 and the U.S. Senate approved its ratification.
Pulling out of the treaty will heighten the risks of nuclear war. Congress has the power to refuse to fund development and deployment of destabilizing intermediate-range missiles if it chooses to act. Click here to email your two Senators and ask them to co-sponsor S.312, the Prevention of Arms Race Act of 2019. Click here to email your Representative and ask her/him to co-sponsor H.R.1249, the INF Treaty Compliance Act in the House of Representatives.
Stop a New Low-Yield Nuclear Weapon
A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 6840, seeks to stop the U.S. from developing a dangerous and destabilizing new low-yield nuclear warhead to be carried on U.S. submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
The “Hold the Low-Yield Nuclear Explosive (Hold the LYNE) Act” was introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu and already has a number of co-sponsors. A new “low-yield” nuclear weapon risks dangerously lowering the threshold for nuclear use by adding emphasis on low-yield options and increases the risk of miscalculation in a crisis.
Click here to send a message to your representative about this important bill.
Preventing the First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) have introduced bills in the House and Senate to reduce the likelihood of the United States using nuclear weapons first in a conflict. The bills would prohibit the President of the United States from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress.
Of course, we believe strongly that nuclear weapons should never be used under any circumstances. This bill would not legislate that, but it would make it much more difficult for the President to use nuclear weapons, which we believe is a move in the right direction.
Please write your Representative and Senators today and ask them to sign on to H.R. 669 in the House or S.200 in the Senate.