(April 14, 2019) — Representatives Jim McGovern and Earl Blumenauer have introduced H.Res. 302, a resolution that embraces the goals and provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
This resolution in the House of Representatives follows on the heels of successful resolutions in the state of California, and the cities of Los Angeles, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and many others. This is the first resolution on the national level that calls on the United States to embrace this vital new treaty, and to make nuclear disarmament the centerpiece of national security policy.
H. Res. 302 also calls on national leaders to step back from the brink of nuclear war by taking concrete actions, including:
- Renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first;
- Ending the president’s sole authority to launch a nuclear attack;
- Taking the nuclear weapons of the United States off hair-trigger alert;
- Cancelling the plan to replace the nuclear arsenal of the United States with modernized, enhanced weapons; and
- Actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to mutually eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
Please take a moment to contact your representative and ask her/him to co-sponsor this resolution.
Keep your letter short, and let your passion shine through! It never hurts to follow up with a phone call to your representative’s office. Just call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and they’ll connect you.
Thank you, as always, for your support!
I encourage you to co-sponsor H.Res. 302, a resolution that embraces the goals and provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The resolution calls on the United States to embrace this new treaty, which was adopted at the United Nations in July 2017. It also calls for the government to take common-sense steps to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war.
In August 2018, California state legislature overwhelmingly passed Assembly Joint Resolution 33, a resolution with similar language to H.Res. 302. It is clear that the people of California support this, and I ask that you represent me by signing on as a co-sponsor.
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