Tell Congress: I Support No First Use
Contact your Senators and Representative and ask them to cosponsor HR 921/S 272 and HR 669/S 200 to prevent nuclear war. If the United States uses nuclear weapons first, a nuclear-armed adversary is likely to retaliate against us or our allies with nuclear weapons. Keeping the threat of nuclear first use on the table is an outdated and dangerous policy. A No First Use policy just makes sense.
Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced H.R. 921 and S. 272, the No First Use Act.
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced H.R. 669 and S. 200, the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2019.
Being the first to use a nuclear weapon risks escalating into a full-scale nuclear war that could end civilization as we know it. It’s time to take this option off the table.
As the text of the bills state, this legislation is necessary because:
Nuclear weapons are uniquely powerful weapons that have the capability to instantly kill millions of people, create long-term health and environmental consequences throughout the world, directly undermine global peace, and put the United States at existential risk from retaliatory nuclear strikes.
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For maximum impact, please contact your Members of Congress today. You can identify your Representative/Senators by clicking here. And then call them by contacting the Capitol Hill Switchboard: (202) 224-3121.
In 2017, 500,000 citizens signed petitions in support of the Markey/Lieu bills which were delivered to Capitol Hill. We can — and must — show even stronger support this time around.
Call your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and urge them to support No First Use today!