Michael Bennet: Colorado Senators: Support the Markey-Lieu bill S.200

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Support US Senate Bill 200: This bill prohibits the President from using the Armed Forces to conduct a first-use nuclear strike unless such strike is conducted pursuant to a congressional declaration of war expressly authorizing such strike.
"First-use nuclear strike" means a nuclear weapons attack against an enemy that is conducted without the President determining that the enemy has first launched a nuclear strike against the United States or a U.S. ally

No-first-use: launching a nuclear missile should be harder than sending a tweet.
No president—and certainly not our current one—should have sole authority to launch a nuclear war.

HOW MANY AMERICAN LEADERS does it take to start a war that could kill millions in an instant? Unfortunately, just one. The president of the United States has the sole authority to launch a nuclear attack. They are not bound to consult the military or Congress before launching any one of the 6,800 nuclear weapons the United States maintains in its arsenal. Even in the world’s greatest democracy, one man has the power to destroy human civilization in a matter of minutes. Now members of Congress are looking to wrest “the big red button” away from just one person’s finger. The Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, co-sponsored by Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Edward Markey, D-Mass., was introduced this year to require a declaration of war from Congress in advance of the first use of nuclear weapons.

Above wording from Ploughshares.org. Please also sign the national petition at bit.ly/pf-petition2



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