Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Nuclear Weapons: People Power Over Trump Power

What if each of these people picked up the phone?

Women's March - January 21, 2017

It's estimated that 3 to 4 million people or more took to the streets in the US on January 21 to protest the things Donald Trump has said in the past, and the things he might do in the future.

What about nuclear weapons?

Yesterday, legislation was re-introduced in Congress to take that unilateral control away from Donald Trump (or any president).

This isn't a "nice to have" that we're hoping some sympathetic ruler will grant us. This is a must, and it is within our power to obtain it. (You can read more about the idea behind the bill here.)

It's going to take votes. So: right now, everybody who got out into the streets last Saturday needs to get on the phone today. Every US citizen should be on the phone to their member of Congress and senator . . .  Go to Find Your Representative / Contact Your Senator to get contact information for your representative and/or senator. Call them and say . . .

"I am deeply concerned about the threat of nuclear weapons."

"I agree Congress must re-assert its authority over war, including nuclear weapons."

"I urge my representative to co-sponsor the 'Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017'"

Each person who acts participates in creating a new reality:

* we CAN get rid of nuclear weapons
* with nuclear weapons, the president alone DOESN'T get to call the shots
* ordinary people DO have a voice

Tell Congress to put the brakes on nuclear weapons.

(You can check the progress of cosponsors on HR 669 / S 200 "To prohibit the conduct of a first-use nuclear strike absent a declaration of war by Congress" here.)

"Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom" by Elaine Scarry
NEEDED: Heroes to Bring About Nuclear Disarmament

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