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Actions Opposing Trump’s Nuclear Weapons Plans

Here are some actions to help deal with the threat posed by the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Weapons Plans:

First, stay informed by signing up for Early Warning which is a daily news summary from Joseph Cirincione. To do this go to Ploughshares Fund, then issues and analysis tab, then early warning tab

Second, contact our Senators and Representatives to urge them to act on the Ted Lieu & Ed Markey bill in Congress to prohibit the president from firing a first nuclear strike. It is the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act H.R. 669 in the House of Representatives and S. 200 in the Senate.

About this bill: Currently the president can authorize a first use of a nuclear weapon so this bill requires that Congress must first pass an authorization for war before a nuclear weapon can be used by the president. Currently neither Congress nor the Supreme Court could stop the president from firing nuclear weapon(s) if he chooses to do so.

Action Needed: In the House of Representatives, Peter DeFazio and Earl Blumenauer are co-sponsors of this bill. So messages of thanks to them are needed for their support of HR 669. Ask the others to support this bill.

Neither Senators Merkley or Wyden are co-sponsors of the same bill in the Senate. Contact them to support this bill, Senate bill 200
Call them: Senator Merkley 202-224-3753
Senator Wyden 202-224-5244
Rep Peter DeFazio 202-225-6416

• Email them by going to their website

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International Peace Leaders Comimg to Eugene

Taking Action for Peace
March 15th, 7 p.m.
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High Street

Kevin Martin, national president of Peace Action, and
German peace activist Reiner Braun will be speaking in Eugene.

Issues they address will include:

  1. Could U.S./NATO Conflicts with Russia trigger WWIII?
  2.  Whose Finger? On What Button? The Urgent Need to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Trump or No Trump.
  3.  Stopping Fascism and Militarism, and Building Beloved Communities in the era of Trump.
  4.  US/NATO and Russian relations – stop hacking and escalating, start talking! Pursuing nuclear disarmament and common security in Europe and the world.

Kevin Martin, is President of National Peace Action, which has been organizing for Peace since 1957. He joined the staff in 2001. Kevin previously served as Director of Project Abolition, a national organizing effort for nuclear disarmament, from August 1999 through August 2001. Kevin came to Project Abolition after ten years in Chicago as Executive Director of Illinois Peace Action.

Reiner Braun is a leader in the German and European peace movements and co-president of International Peace Bureau. He brings a critical perspective on US/NATO relations with Russia, and nuclear disarmament issues.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact CALC staffer Michael Carrigan at 541.485.1755 or calcpeace@gmail.com

Michael Carrigan at CALC at 541.485.1755 or www.calclane.org

Nuclear Policy in the Trump Administration: Real Dangers, Real Possibilities

Nuclear Policy in the Trump Administration: Real Dangers, Real Possibilities, via Skype at Rm. 145 Straub Hall, 15th & Onyx, on the UO campus, Sunday, February 26, at 4 pm.

As the Ploughshares Fund points out: President Trump could launch 140 nuclear warheads in the time it takes to write 140 characters.

If this terrifies you, come learn more. Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) and Radical Organizing & Resource (ROAR) Center present Joseph Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund who will be skyped in to Eugene. He is the author of many books and articles about nuclear matters and a frequent commentator for the media.

Program sponsors see these issues not only in the context of potential nuclear dangers but also as a major diversion from the need to attend to climate matters and peace.

For more information, contact CALC: email calcpeace@gmail.com or phone 541-485-1755

Co-sponsors of this event include:
Women’s Action for New Direction (WAND | Lane Community College Peace Center | Taxes for Peace | Veterans for Peace | Chapter 159 | Beyond War |
UO Beyond War | UO Global Zero | UO Sustainability Center

Cirincione has an excellent Guest Opinion published in the February 19, 2017 Eugene Register Guard.

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