We’re bringing communities together to demand common sense policies that can prevent the growing threat that nuclear weapons pose to our health, environment, and all we hold dear.

THE CALL

The threat of nuclear war is real and growing. Global tensions are on the rise. The United States has pulled out of critical arms control agreements and is spending billions of dollars to rebuild its entire nuclear arsenal, accelerating a new arms race and diverting funds for urgently needed 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 to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy and lead us away from the dangerous path we are on. The initiative lays out five common-sense steps that the United States should take to reform its nuclear policy. We are asking individuals and organizations to join the effort and help build a healthier, safer, and more just world for our children to inherit.

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

RENOUNCING THE OPTION OF USING NUCLEAR WEAPONS FIRST
ENDING THE SOLE, UNCHECKED AUTHORITY OF ANY U.S. PRESIDENT TO LAUNCH A NUCLEAR ATTACK
TAKING U.S. NUCLEAR WEAPONS OFF HAIR-TRIGGER ALERT
CANCELLING THE PLAN TO REPLACE ITS ENTIRE NUCLEAR ARSENAL WITH ENHANCED WEAPONS
ACTIVELY PURSUING A VERIFIABLE AGREEMENT AMONG NUCLEAR-ARMED STATES TO ELIMINATE THEIR NUCLEAR ARSENALS

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!

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Latest News

Nuclear Weapons Are About to Become Illegal Under International Law

Nuclear Weapons Are About to Become Illegal Under International Law

Please join Back from the Brink and nuclear abolition activists throughout the world on January 22, 2021, for a day of action to celebrate the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons’ (TPNW) entry into force. This momentous occasion is what our colleagues at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), who are leading this historic effort, have called “ the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons.”

Atherton, CA Joins Back from the Brink

Atherton, CA Joins Back from the Brink

On November 18th, the city of Atherton, CA became the latest city to express their support for the Back from the Brink campaign, joining with nearly 50 other cities around the country in calling on the U.S. government to live up to its treaty obligations to work toward total nuclear abolition, and in the meantime, to embrace commonsense nuclear policies that will reduce the likelihood of a nuclear exchange.

Back from the Brink Included in APHA Policy Statement

Back from the Brink Included in APHA Policy Statement

  On October 24, the same day as the 50th Ratification of the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as well as the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the U.N., the American Public Health Association included language supportive of the Back from the...

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