Join the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition on September 26 for pickets at Congressional offices across Washington State calling on elected leaders to take action to to reduce the risk of nuclear war and reduce the waste of nuclear weapons investments.
Read the full platform here and download signs to print for your picket here. Join us at these locations on September 26:
Since the creation of the atomic bomb, the United States and Russia have led the world in a nuclear arms race with no end in sight. Escalated tensions with Russia and China and the war in Ukraine have brought the world closer to nuclear war than at any time since the 1960s. Today as children go hungry, thousands sleep on the streets, and environmental crises rage on, our elected leaders continue to prioritize the military arms race over the needs of all people.
With plans to spend 1.6 Trillion Dollars to Build Up the Nuclear Arsenal, an $847 Billion Defense Budget for 2023, the U.S. government betrays the needs of working people and stokes military conflicts around the world. Arms manufacturers profit from wars and arms buildups, pocketing nearly half of the defense budget, while pouring millions of dollars into our election system via lobbying and campaign contributions. Nuclear weapons are dangerous, and in Washington State, we have enough of these weapons at the Bangor-Trident Submarine Base to destroy the world several times over. It’s time to build a country and world free of these weapons with an economy built on peace. That starts with you and me. We demand that Congress and our electeds:
Address the Nuclear Legacy
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