You can take action right now!
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.
2. get the word out
3. Lobby your senators & representatives
4. Let your money speak
The first step to taking action is understanding the problem and solution. You can find information about the Back from the Brink resolution here and reasons why we need the resolution here. You can also attend one of our upcoming events and presentations about the resolution. If you have questions or want to talk with us about the resolution, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (608) 232-9945.
Get the word out
Contact your City Council representative. Ask for her/his support of the “Back from the Brink” resolution sponsored by Alder Marsha Rummel. Here is a sample letter you can send to your alder. Find your alder >>
Get your school, faith community, employer, community group, political party to endorse the local “Back from the Brink” nuclear disarmament resolution online. Endorse here >>
Schedule a presentation on nuclear disarmament by PSR Wisconsin to a group or organization you are a member of. Contact email@example.com or (608) 232-9945 if interested.
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
Senators Baldwin and Johnson - ask them to co-sponsor:
S.272, the “No First Use of Nuclear Weapons bill”,
S.401, the “hold the LYNE – low yield nuclear explosive” bill which stops funding for Trident warhead.
S.200, the “Sole Authority” bill which restricts the president’s ability to authorize a nuclear first strike without congressional approval.
S.312, the “Prevent a Nuclear Arms Race” bill
Ask your representatives to sponsor:
HR 1249, the “INF Treaty Compliance Act”, (Rep Mark Pocan already has).
HR 921, the “No First Use of Nuclear Weapons bill”,
HR 1086, the “hold the LYNE – low yield nuclear explosive” bill which stops funding for Trident warhead.
HR 669, the “Sole Authority” bill which restricts the president’s ability to authorize a nuclear first strike without congressional approval.
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.