Back from the Brink Goes to Congress!

Reps Jim McGovern and Earl Blumenauer

Reps Jim McGovern and Earl Blumenauer

On April 10, Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced H. Res. 302, which calls for common sense reforms that will keep us all safer and put us on the path toward global nuclear disarmament. The resolution advocates for our entire Back from the Brink policy agenda!

Specifically, H. Res. 302 calls on the federal government to embrace the goals and provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and to:

-Renounce the option of using nuclear weapons first

-End the sole authority of any president to launch a nuclear attack

-Take nuclear weapons off of hair-trigger alert

-Cancel the plan to replace the nuclear arsenal of the U.S. with modernized, enhanced weapons, and

-Actively pursue a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to mutually eliminate their arsenals

Read the H. Res. 302 press release here.

Individuals and civic organizations are putting pressure on their elected officials to change the long-standing nuclear policies that put our communities at risk.  Over 200 organizations have endorsed this campaign, and 26 municipalities (including Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.) have passed resolutions in support of our policy goals.  (See the full list here.) 

Today, we need your help to build support for H. Res. 302. Click here to send a message to your representative, and ask them to cosponsor the resolution. A script is provided so it only takes a few minutes.

Thank you for your support. We have never been closer to a nuclear disaster than we are today, but H. Res. 302 sends a strong signal to Congress and to the President that Americans don’t want to continue down the dangerous and wasteful path that we are currently on.

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