Sign on to H. Res. 302, Supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
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.