Elections Have Consequences
Rick Wayman, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
Nuclear weapons have posed an existential threat to humanity for decades. They undermine democracy by putting an unbelievable amount of destructive power in the hands of a single individual. They threaten every person we love, every child, and every beautiful thing that has ever been created and cherished. They threaten the very future of life on our planet.
Elections have consequences. We woke up this morning to a situation in which control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal will soon be handed to President-elect Trump, a man who has shown erratic, impulsive behavior and a lack of understanding of nuclear weapons. This is dangerous. But just as dangerous is public apathy, which is where you come in.
Will you join us in doing everything in your power to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used? Are you prepared to speak out against the “modernization” of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, which would lead to smaller, more “usable” nuclear weapons? Will you speak out for U.S. leadership to fulfill its obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to negotiate to achieve a nuclear-zero world?
We must remind the new president-elect of Ronald Reagan's critical insight: "A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."
Our world needs you. And we need you, as well. Please ask your friends and family to sign up for the free NAPF Sunflower Newsletter and Action Alert Network. Urge them to get engaged on this issue that is critical to our survival.
Now, more than ever, the work of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is essential. We will continue working every minute for peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. Please join us.