Warheads to Windmills is a campaign to build support for both a Green New Deal and the Nuclear Ban Treaty in the US.
In the US, we need to elect a President and a Congress who will implement these important solutions before it’s too late. That means:
- Pushing all candidates to support the GND and the NBT, by writing to them, talking to them, asking questions at public meetings, chasing them on social media and doing publicity stunts to get their attention.
- Supporting the candidates who do support the GND and the NBT to help ensure they get elected, by knocking on doors, raising money, distributing flyers and helping with their campaigns.
- Raising awareness among the electorate so they will vote for these candidates, by organizing public meetings, tabling at events, engaging with people in person and on social media, writing letters to the editor, talking with friends, family, colleagues and neighbors.
- Encouraging people to vote – especially young people, people of color, people who don’t normally vote or who have never voted before.
- Encouraging people to vote strategically – the coming election is not about voting for our favorite person. It’s about voting for our survival! And that means voting out the climate deniers and war-mongers and voting in the candidates most likely to defeat these people. After the election is over, the battle begins to ensure a new President and a new Congress will actually do the right thing.
Meanwhile, the Warheads to Windmills campaign is about putting pressure on the companies that make nuclear weapons and drill for fossil fuels. These companies are complicit in creating the emergencies we now face. But they are also spending millions of dollars on lobbying and election campaigns to make sure our government does not do what is needed to adequately address these emergencies. This means we need to be urging individuals, businesses, faith communities, schools, organizations, cities and states to:
- Divest from both fossil fuels and nuclear weapons.
- Refuse to work for, buy from, sell to, or contract with, these companies – until they change their course.
- Write to the CEOs, board members and other people in these companies to explain our actions and demand they change their course.
- Engage in shareholder action and other activities to raise awareness within these companies and put pressure on them.
- Chase these companies on social media and at their premises to draw attention to what they are doing.