John Isaacs, along with leaders of 12 other peace and security groups, sent a letter today to Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu, congratulating him on his appointment, and urging him to prevent the development of new nuclear weapons.
John and the other leaders identified in the letter than President Obama has repeatedly affirmed his support for nuclear weapons control, discussing the need to “lessen the nuclear threat” in his Inauguration speech and stating his support for the goal of a “world free of nuclear weapons” during his campaign. They recognized that,
In this historic administration, you and your department will have a unique opportunity to put into place policies that move the United States toward President Obama’s goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.
Council for a Livable World and its coalition partners with the Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Free World are working tirelessly to pursue this agenda in 2009.