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Help us keep Trump’s finger off the nuclear button

 

This is amazing! Over the last couple months, nearly half a million Americans have stood up to stop Donald Trump from being able to singlehandedly launch a nuclear war. And yesterday, we brought your voices to Congress! Together with partners for 17 other national organizations, we stood alongside Senators Ed Markey and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Ted Lieu, Barbara Lee, and Pramila Jayapal  to deliver your signatures to stop Trump’s absolute power over America’s nuclear arsenal.

These champions of peace have heard our voices, and they’ve responded by introducing legislation to ensure no President, especially not one as reckless as Donald Trump, can ever unilaterally launch a nuclear war. Now they need our help!

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We need you to call your Members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor S. 200 and H.R. 669. Simply call (202) 224-3121 to be connected to the U.S. Capitol switchboard.

Right now, if Donald Trump decides to launch a nuclear weapon – even if we’re not under attack – there’s nothing that can stop him. That’s because under the current law, once the President says “go,” there’s just 4 minutes until the deadliest weapons ever created are launched.

This is not the way the system is supposed to work and Congress has the power to change it, but only if we make them.

As Representative Ted Lieu said, “there is no way the Framers would have given one man the power to destroy humanity.” Thankfully, we have a chance to make a change. Rep. Lieu and Sen. Ed Markey have introduced legislation in both houses of Congress to make a change, and they need our help.

Getting in touch with your Members of Congress is easy. Call the US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 and simply follow the prompts.

Once you have reached the office of your representative, politely ask them to support the bill. Here’s some sample language.

For the House of Representatives:

Hi, my name is __________ and I  live in Representative ________________ ‘s district. I am calling today to ask him/her to support H.R. 669 which would limit the president’s power to launch a nuclear strike. I believe that no one person should be able to launch a nuclear war without the authorization of Congress.

For the Senate: 

Hi, my name is __________ and I  live in Senator ________________ ‘s state. I am calling today to ask him/her to support S. 200 which  would limit the president’s power to launch a nuclear strike. I believe that no one person should be able to launch a nuclear war without the authorization of Congress.

After you’ve called once, simply hang up, and call back two more times until you’ve spoken with your Representative and both your Senators.

No one person – and definitely not someone as erratic and reckless as Donald Trump – should ever be able to single-handedly start a war that would destroy the entire planet. Half a million of us have already spoken up once. Now it’s time to take the next step towards change.

Call (202) 224-3121 now to be connected to your Member of Congress.

Thank you for working for peace,

Amy, Stephen, Mariam, and the Win WIthout War team

P.S. Win Without War depends on your support to build our movement for a more peaceful America and a safer world. Please support us with a donation of $5, $10, or $25 dollar today. Click here to make a donation now.

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