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3. TAKE ACTION!
Take your time, and don't try to tackle all these actions at once. We've listed the most urgent, time-sensitive issue(s) at the top of the list.
- Tell the Unified (North + South) Korean Women's Hockey Team: We're Cheering for You! And, Peace.
- Call on Congress to say No to More "Usable" Nuclear Weapons (that the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review calls for).
- Tell your senators and representative to co-sponsor legislation that would prevent a military strike against North Korea without congressional authorization. These common sense bills, H.R.4837 and S.2016, urgently need more co-sponsors.
- Sign the People's Peace Treaty with North Korea. The Korean War ended in 1953 with an Armistice Agreement. Today, 65 years later, there is still no peace treaty. It is time to declare peace!
- Click here to Support the Olympic Truce. From Ancient Greece to today, the Olympic Truce has aimed to ensure safe passage for athletes and spectators during the Olympic Games. As the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, draw near, we must ensure that peace prevails on the Korean Peninsula. We encourage you to gather with friends over the next couple of weeks and watch the film "Games of Their Lives," about the 1966 North Korean World Cup soccer team and the unifying power of sports. Click here for other things you can do to promote diplomacy and peace during the Olympics.
- You can also sign the Athletes for Peace Open Letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee advocating for diplomacy with North Korea.
- Urge your members of Congress to call for direct diplomacy (without preconditions) with North Korea, and against further threats of war.
- Tell Congress: Detente, not Escalation with Russia!
- Urge your members of Congress to pursue these four steps to move us away from nuclear war with Russia!
- Call on your legislator to support the Lieu/Markey legislation which would prevent the President from unilaterally using nuclear weapons without authorisation from the US Congress
- Call on your legislator to support the SANE Act (Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditure), introduced by Senator Markey and Representative Blumenauer, which would slash the bloated nuclear weapons budget and re-invest these resources in climate protection, health, education, job creation, renewable energy and national infrastructure.
- Click here to Urge Congress to pass the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act that would "provide for nuclear weapons abolition and economic conversion ... while ensuring environmental restoration and clean-energy conversion."
- Join the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) in calling on the President and Senate to support the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.
- Call on the United States to attend the UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament (coming up in May 2018) at the highest level and to make sincere efforts at the conference to reduce nuclear risks and advance the abolition of nuclear weapons. Click here to find your members of Congress.
- Introduce the Back from the Brink resolution at your professional association, faith community, civic group, educational institution, town hall or municipality. Click here to download the text of Back from the Brink:A Call to Prevent Nuclear War and see a list of endorsing organizations.
- Are you banking on the bomb? Find out at Don't Bank on the Bomb where you can learn whether your financial institution is involved in the production, maintenance and modernization of nuclear weapons, and what you can do about it.
- Take the pledge to Divest from the War Machine! Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action is a coalition partner in this campaign to "dismantle the war economy and demand that our nation upholds the rights of every human being to live in freedom and dignity, safe and free from poverty, danger, and despair, both at home and abroad."
Our efforts do make a difference! Both Washington Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray recently signed on to to the Markey-Feinstein letter on the Nuclear Posture Review thanks to the many constituents who called their offices. Click here to read the letter.