Demand President Biden Cut the Nuclear Weapons Budget

Demand President Biden Cut the Nuclear Weapons Budget

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Marcy Matasick started this petition to President Joseph R. Biden

President Biden says nuclear weapons should never be used, and a nuclear war should never be fought. However, the proposed annual National Defense Authorization bill includes a massive increase for nuclear weapons development, totaling $27.7 billion.

The US already has roughly 6,000 nuclear bombs, over 1,700 deployed. These are weapons of mass murder. Each bomb has 20 times the destructive force of the bomb that destroyed the city of Hiroshima, if you can imagine that. Dropping just one on a big city would kill millions of people instantly, and millions more would die more slowly of radiation. We should be leading the world in eliminating them!

Yet the plan is to be producing 30 new nuclear bomb cores per year by 2026, and 80 of them per year by 2030.  In violation of international law.

Wasting $billions of our tax money on making new nukes is insane and immoral. Especially while we face real and urgent needs for that money – like climate chaos and environmental destruction, homelessness and hunger, the pandemic and the need for universal health care.

What makes the plan even worse is the location they’ve chosen for the new bomb core factory: directly atop an active fault zone in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the likelihood of a major earthquake is 100%. And wildfires threaten the area every fire season. What if a quake or fire causes the release of tons of deadly radioactive material into the environment?

We have to dissuade President Biden from this terrible plan to increase production of nuclear weapons.  We must persuade him to cut the nuclear weapons budget and direct that money toward real needs.

It’s going to take a flood of citizen comments to get the federal government to listen to us.

Will you contact the White House to demand: 

CUT THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS BUDGET, AND SPEND THAT MONEY ON  REAL NEEDS!

It’s easy. Go to the White House comment page: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/  and enter your contact information and a brief comment. The readers of the comments keep a tally of opinions, and we want them to get a large number of anti-nuke comments. You can submit your comments repeatedly.

BY SIGNING HERE, I PLEDGE TO CONTACT PRESIDENT BIDEN AND URGE HIM TO CUT THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS BUDGET.

Also, you can call your representative's and senators' offices, and tell them to cut the nuke budget. The US Capital switchboard will connect you: 202-224-3121.

Please forward this petition to everyone you know who may be concerned.

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