Current Action Items
We need to build and revitalize a broad and robust Anti-War movement if we want to see policy wins on nuclear weapons. Together, we believe we can create the world without nuclear weapons. Join the movement to abolish nuclear weapons. Take action via the policy advocacy opportunities below.
Stand up to Nuclear War- No First Use Act
Tell your members of Congress to reduce the threat of nuclear war by co-sponsoring the No First Use Act (S. 272, H.R. 921) introduced by Rep. Adam Smith and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Or, thank Rep. Adam Smith for introducing this bill and for for his leadership as the House Armed Services Committee Chair on nuclear weapons who introduced this bill.
Prohibit New and Destabilizing Nuclear Weapons
The Trump Administration has requested a new "low yield" nuclear weapon which would lower the threshold for nuclear war. Senator Markey introduced the Hold the LYNE Act in the Senate (S. 401) and Rep. Lieu introduced the Hold the LYNE Act in the House of Representatives (H.R. 1086), which would prohibit the research and development, production, and deployment of the Trident D5 low-yield nuclear warhead. Rep Adam Smith is a co-sponsor of this bill.
Ask other U.S. representatives to cosponsor this bill to stop this new bomb.
Keep and Protect Our Nuclear Arms Treaties
Donald Trump’s decision to “terminate” the INF Treaty with Russia that helped end the Cold War is dangerous and counterproductive.
National Security Advisor John Bolton, who has led the charge to discard the INF treaty, has also been critical of 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), which caps our two countries strategic nuclear arsenals to no more than 1,550 deployed warheads and 700 bombers and missiles.
New START is scheduled to expire in 2021 unless Trump and Putin agree to extend it by five years. The New START Policy Act of 2018 (S. 3169) calls on the President to extend New START as long as Russia remains in compliance.
If we fail to extend New START, an even more dangerous phase in U.S.-Russian relations is just over the horizon.
Prevent Withdrawal from the INF Treaty
INF Treaty Compliance Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Gibbard, which prohibits the Trump Administration from using taxpayer dollars for the research, development, testing, evaluation, procurement, or fielding of any missile prohibited under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
This historic treaty was ratified in 1987 to reduce the potential for escalation of hostilities and the use of nuclear weapons. As you know, the President unilaterally pulled the U.S. out of the INF Treaty, prompting Russia to withdraw.
Pulling out of the INF treaty will jumpstart a dangerous arms race, exacerbate the new Cold War with Russia, and undermine our national security and stability around the world.