On March 8, 2023 Back from the Brink sent a letter signed by 154 local, state and national organizations to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging Congress to take more leadership in advancing policies to reduce nuclear risks and achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.
The letter, which was subsequently hand-delivered to House Congressional offices, urges members to cosponsor H. Res. 77 which calls on the United States to embrace the goals and provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and to take concrete steps to prevent nuclear war.
Specifically, the resolution calls on the US to begin negotiations with the other 8 nuclear armed states for the verifiable, enforceable, and timebound elimination of global nuclear arsenals and for the United States to actively pursue and conclude negotiations with Russia on a new bilateral nuclear arms control and disarmament framework by 2026 before the New START Treaty expires.
Organizations that signed the letter include Union of Concerned Scientists, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club, Public Citizen, Natural Resources Defense Council, Friends of the Earth-USA, Peace Action, Islamic Society of North America, United Church of Christ, Pax Christi and scores of other local and national faith, environmental, public health, peace and justice organizations.
Please join Back from the Brink’s efforts to cultivate congressional leaders committed to advancing the cause of nuclear disarmament—see our H. Res. 77 advocacy resources and contact BftB organizer Jeremy Love if you have questions or would like support.