Legislation in the US Congress
calls on the US government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, eliminate its nuclear weapons along with those of the other 8 nuclear armed nations, and use the money saved to address climate change and other urgent social needs. This Bill thus covers everything we are asking for! Despite having a very low chance of passing, this Bill is an opportunity to raise awareness of the issues and to get members of Congress to support as co-sponsors.
Sponsors so far:
- Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (Washington, DC)
- Rep. Jim McGovern (Western Mass.)
Call for co-sponsors:
We are asking all 98 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to co-sponsor this Bill, especially focusing on those who have already signed the Green New Deal resolution and/or supported other bills and resolutions to address the danger of nuclear weapons.
Green New Deal Resolution (H.Res. 109/ S.Res. 59)
calls on the US government to implement a Green New Deal with a 10-year national mobilization to address climate change and create millions of jobs.
Other Nuclear Weapons Legislation in the US Congress
ICAN Legislative Pledge
The ICAN Parliamentary, or Legislative, Pledge commits law-makers throughout the world to try to get their country to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. More than 1,000 elected members of parliament and members of Congress around the world have so far signed the pledge, including more than 200 in Italy, nearly 200 in the UK and dozens in Australia, Germany, Spain and elsewhere.
So far, members of the US Congress who have signed the pledge are:
- Keith Ellison (no longer in Congress)
- Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
- Jim McGovern (MA)
- Betty McCollum (MN)
- Barbara Lee (CA)
- Carolyn Mahoney (NY)
- Earl Blumenauer (OR)
Call to Sign the ICAN Pledge
Presidential Candidates’ Pledge