It’s go time for nuclear disarmament.
This past January, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved their iconic Doomsday Clock ahead to 90 seconds before midnight, the closest it’s ever come to symbolic global apocalypse. Vladimir Putin has threatened to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, tensions are rising between the United States and China, and a new global nuclear arms race is well underway.
In short, the risk of catastrophic nuclear war is all too real, putting all of humanity, every one of us, all we hold dear, at risk. It’s time for action and leadership—especially from members of Congress whose voice and votes help shape U.S. nuclear weapons policies and the decisions of the Executive Branch.
So here’s the plan. Last week, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced H. Res. 77 in the U.S. House of Representatives calling on the United States to embrace the goals and provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and to adopt Back from the Brink’s comprehensive policy prescriptions for reducing nuclear risks and preventing nuclear war.
Back from the Brink is all in on using H. Res. 77 as a vehicle for transformative change—as a grassroots organizing and advocacy tool to stimulate real debate about nuclear weapons in communities around the country and for cultivating congressional leaders committed to advancing the cause of nuclear disarmament.
And can you commit to taking other steps, such as following up your letter with a phone call to their district office? Here’s a script, talking points and information about how to get the contact information you need.
The demand for change is growing. Over 70 cities, towns, counties and states have passed BftB resolutions. Over 400 organizations large and small have endorsed BftB. Ninety-two nations around the world have signed the TPNW.
Let’s grow the demand, raise our voices and build a bold, visible nuclear disarmament constituency in the United States. Washington decision makers will have no choice but to act. It’s time.