Urge your member of Congress to sign the 'No War No Warming' pledge!
Communities across the U.S. and around the world have been devastated by military occupation, war, and state-sanctioned police violence. The U.S. military is the single largest consumer of fossil fuels in the world and has enforced the occupation of Indigenous sovereign lands while upholding violent resource extraction around the world. Addressing climate change requires ending the military-industrial complex. A Just Transition to a Regenerative Economy must end wars, military culture, and the violence of militarized forces and police on Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Pacific Islander communities, and against women and gender non-conforming peoples. We must transition from economies of war and violence that perpetuate systems of oppression towards regenerative economies of life.
Anti-militarist, feminist and abolitionist movements in the U.S. and our international allies are gathering at the 2021 UNFCC in Glasgow, Scotland to name the enormous role U.S. militarism plays in climate change and environmental crisis. As we take action internationally, we ask our U.S. legislators to take action and commit to divesting from climate-destructive and war industry-driven policies and invest in a regenerative, reparative and life-affirming feminist agenda for peace and climate action.
We ask Members of Congress to sign on to the pledge below:
“I pledge to the fullest extent possible within my duties as an elected representative of state, local, or the federal U.S. government to end U.S. military expansion and policies that contribute to war-profiteering, pollution, and climate chaos, and to support real climate solutions by advancing policies that:
Clean Up, Remediate, and Transition Military Bases and Militarized Communities. As the U.S. military remains the single largest consumer of fossil fuels on the planet, ending the fossil fuel economy and building a regenerative economy will require shutting down fossil-fueled military bases and operations, withdrawing military installations outside the U.S. and on occupied territories, and ensuring toxic remediation and a Just Transition of base sites to alternative healthy and resilient community uses. It will also require stopping the development and testing of new nuclear weapons that have historically been tested on Indigenous land and communities of color in the U.S. and abroad.
Reallocate Funding from Institutions That Propagate Harm and Invest in Community Resources. Reducing climate pollution from militarized forces requires a full accounting of military greenhouse gas emissions and reduction targets, as outlined in the Resolution for DOD emissions reporting and reduction. Ending military pollution also means we must take action to reallocate funding from climate-destructive and war industry-driven policies and invest in alternative community solutions.
End Weapons Manufacturing and Distribution, and War Profiteering. Create policy bans on weapons manufacturing, end the production of nuclear weapons, and repurpose military equipment and weapons manufacturing facilities for regenerative livelihoods. Negotiate treaties to ban the trade, trafficking, and distribution of weapons of war.”