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Nuclear Weapons

Stepping Back from the Brink

by Tara Drozdenko

All across the country, citizens are working locally to help us step Back from the Brink of nuclear war.

Since early-2017, forty-one cities, two states (California and Oregon), and two additional state legislative bodies (Maine Senate and New Jersey Assembly) have passed resolutions urging the U.S. government to make policy changes that enhance our security and reduce the risk of nuclear war. These resolutions include the five-point Back from the Brink policy platform:

  • Renounce the option of using nuclear weapons first.
  • End the president’s sole, unchecked authority to launch a nuclear attack.
  • Take U.S. nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert.
  • Cancel the plan to replace the entire U.S. arsenal with enhanced weapons.
  • Actively pursue a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed countries to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

Local campaigns like this have been enormously effective before. In the 1980s, the pressure applied by average Americans pushed the Reagan administration to take real steps toward disarmament.

Concerned, committed citizens are asking the U.S. government to step Back from the Brink. Will you also lend your voice to the rising chorus?

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