Over 300 Local and State Elected Officials Across 41 States Call on Biden, Congress to Take Bold Action on Nuclear Weapons

 

THE CALL

The threat of nuclear war is real and growing. Global tensions are on the rise. The United States is spending billions of dollars to rebuild its entire nuclear arsenal, accelerating a new arms race and diverting funds urgently needed for social, economic, and environmental programs. It is high time we change our priorities and reimagine national security to better address the challenges of the 21st century.

Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War is a national grassroots campaign seeking the abolition of nuclear weapons and fundamental change in U.S. nuclear weapons policy. We’re calling upon the U.S. to enter into negotiations now with the other nuclear-armed states for a verifiable, enforceable, timebound agreement to eliminate their weapons. We also call on the U.S. to unilaterally adopt several key policies to reduce the danger of nuclear war while these negotiations proceed.

A safer, healthier, and more just world is possible. We celebrate the entry into force of the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), an historic treaty signed by 122 nations that bans nuclear weapons under international law in the same manner as biological and chemical weapons. The TPNW is the international mechanism for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Back from the Brink provides a U.S. roadmap to accomplish this goal.

We call on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by:

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Actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their
nuclear arsenals
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Renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first
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Ending the sole, unchecked authority of any U.S. President to launch a nuclear attack
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Taking U.S. nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert

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Cancelling the plan to replace the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal with enhanced weapons

You, Me, All of Us

Scientists, doctors, faith leaders, veterans, elected officials, students, artists, working folks, organizations big and small. You, me, all of us. Back from the Brink gives everyone a simple way to speak out, be involved… and make a difference. Take action today!

Who’s on Board?

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Latest News

Cambridge, MA unanimously adopts Back from the Brink resolution

Cambridge, MA unanimously adopts Back from the Brink resolution

On September 20, 2021, Cambridge, MA unanimously adopted a resolution supporting Back from the Brink's policy solutions to prevent nuclear war and the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The resolution acknowledges the city and state's notable history...

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