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1.  Show up for GZ's nonviolent actions.

2.  Educate yourself about nuclear weapons

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.

North Korea

Russia

Nuclear Weapons

  • 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.

Militarism

  • 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.

4.  Challenge faith leaders and the faithful to put into practice their church's teachings on nuclear weapons.

5.  Write op-eds and letters to the media and friends.

 

6.  Join nuclear resistance groups.

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

Physicians for Social Responsibility

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons: ICAN

People's Decade for Nuclear Abolition

Global Zero

7.  Engage in discussion about nuclear abolition. 

You don't have to be an expert to talk with neighbors and family about the danger of nuclear weapons.