Monday, May 22, 2017

New This Week (May 22, 2017)

Thank you #KAZAKHSTAN.
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I've encouraged people to give attention to GLOBAL support for a ban on nuclear weapons -- in Latin America, in the Middle East, in the Commonwealth countries . . . .

This week I start to lift up support from the countries of Central Asia and the Pacific, too.

Please help me get the word out by sharing these messages on social media: 133 Is a Lot of #Nuclearban-Supporting Countries.

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Last week, Nick Kristof asked, "What if the president becomes unstable?" and emphasized the risk posed by Trump's sole authority to use nuclear weapons.

Now that Donald Trump is out of the country, might it not be a good time to take his authority to conduct a nuclear first strike away from him?

Global Zero (and allied organizations) have delivered 500,000 signatures to Congress suggesting just that: (Watch the video with a phenomenal 35000 views and 1100+ shares: "We're joining our allies to tell Congress that Trump or any successor must not be allowed to start a nuclear war on a whim." ) The Hill reported: "Lawmakers back push to curtail Trump’s nuclear strike ability."

Congressional supporters of bill to restrict presidential use of nuclear weapons.

There are now thirty-four (34) co-sponsors on Rep. Ted Lieu's House bill to rein in presidential first use of nuclear weapons. (And seven (7) co-sponsors on the corresponding bill in the Senate sponsored by Ed Markey.) Will support continue to grow in the rest of May, throughout June, and through the summer?

Please use this script to call and get YOUR representative on that list!