We can take action today for a peaceful world tomorrow!

Whether you have just a little bit of time or a lot, this initiative needs your help to educate the public, gather more endorsements and show our elected representatives that our policies need to change. Please join us in pushing for meaningful policy change on one of the most important issues of our time. Check out the information below or find information on our take action factsheet here.

1. get the word out

2. Lobby your senators & representatives

3. Let your money speak


Get the word out

  • Email, phone, write or visit your Madison City Alder and ask for her/his support of the Madison Back from the Brink Resolution. Here is a sample letter you can send to your alder. Find your alder >>

  • Ask your faith community, veterans group, neighborhood organization, labor union and/or Rotary Club to endorse the Back from the Brink nuclear disarmament resolution online at www.preventnuclearwar.org

  • Ask your community or organization to add its name to the list of local sponsors of the Madison Back from the Brink Resolution. Contact us at 608-232-9945 or info@psrwisconsin.org

  • Ask a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility - Wisconsin to visit your group and explain the Resolution. Contact us at 608-232-9945 or info@psrwisconsin.org

  • Send a letter to editor (250 words) or an op ed (600 words) to your local newspaper. Try to focus on one of 5 “Back from the Brink “ goals and tie it to what is happening in the news. Send it to Capitol Times OR the Wisconsin State Journal

 

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ASK YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO CO-SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING BILLS

Senate

  • S.272, the “No First Use of Nuclear Weapons bill” (Warren): Information >>

  • S.200, the “Sole Authority” bill which restricts the president’s ability to authorize a nuclear first strike without congressional approval (Markey): Information >>

  • S.401, the “hold the LYNE – low yield nuclear explosive” bill which stops funding for Trident warhead (Markey): Information >>

  • S.312, the “Prevention of Arms Race/INF Treaty Compliance” bill (Merkley): Information >>

  • S.J.13 the “Repeal of 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Bill” (Kaine-Young). Stop the independent war making powers of the president and return responsibility for declaring war to Congress as specified in the US constitution: Information >>

  • Senate.1039 “No War on Iran without congressional approval” (Udall-Paul-Durbin): Information >>

 House

  • HR 921 , the “No First Use of Nuclear Weapons bill” (Smith): Information >>

  • HR 669., the “Sole Authority” bill which restricts the president’s ability to authorize a nuclear first strike without congressional approval (Lieu): Information >>

  • HR 1086, the “hold the LYNE – low yield nuclear explosive” bill which stops funding for Trident warhead. (Lieu): Information >>

  • HR 1249, the “INF Treaty Compliance Act” (Gabbard) Rep. Pocan already has cosponsored. Information >>

  • HR 1274 , the “Repeal of 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force Bill” (Lee): Information >>

  • HR 2354 “No War on Iran without congressional approval” (Eshoo-Thompson): Information >>

 

Money Speaks

Divest in Nuclear Weapons

The privately owned companies that are most heavily involved in the nuclear weapon industrial complex include: Bechtel, Boeing, General Dynamics, Honeywell International, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman. Check out this website to see which financial institutions invest in these companies.

Invest in Peace, the Environment and Socially Responsible Financial Institutions

See this website to find financial institutions that do NOT invest in nuclear weapons.