Tell Congress: Pass H.R. 669 and S. 200
Contact your two Senators and Representative asking them to co-sponsor a bill to prohibit the President’s first-use nuclear strike without a declaration of war by Congress.
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 2017.
The Markey bill has been co-sponsored by five Senators: Feinstein (CA), Franken (MN), Merkley (OR), Sanders (VT) and Van Hollen (MD). The Lieu bill has 81 co-sponsors; click here for a list. It is unconscionable that any one person – no matter who it is– has the sole ability to end civilization as we know it. As it stands, President Trump can simply launch a nuclear weapon on a whim and no one can stop him.
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.
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.
Senator Markey and Representative Lieu held a press conference yesterday announcing that 500,000 citizens have signed petitions in support of their bills which are being delivered to Capitol Hill. You can add your voice today.
Call your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators to support the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act today!