AOC joins nuclear abolition bill

PHOTO: Franmarie Metzler; U.S. House Office of Photography, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Washington, DC: U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14) has joined a list of co-sponsors of a bill that would abolish all nuclear weapons and use the money to address climate change and other pressing social needs. The Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and…

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Jayapal joins call for nuclear abolition

PHOTO: Joe Mabel Washington, DC: U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) has added her name to the list of co-sponsors of a bill that would abolish all nuclear weapons and use the money to address climate change and other pressing social needs. Jayapal is the current chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and has been a…

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Rep Ro Khanna Signs ICAN Pledge

Nuclear Ban’s Timmon Wallis shows US Representative Ro Khanna his new report, “Warheads to Windmills,” during Khanna’s visit to Northampton, Massachusetts in October. Photo by Vicki Elson.     On October 24th, Representative Ro Khanna became the ninth current member of Congress to sign the ICAN Parliamentary/Legislative Pledge. Khanna was invited by Massachusetts Representative Jim…

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Congresswoman Jayapal Signs Nuclear Ban Pledge

On Friday, October 11, Representative Pramila Jayapal became the eighth current member of the United States Congress to sign the ICAN Parliamentary/Legislative Pledge, committing herself to forwarding the work of the UN’s groundbreaking Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted in July of 2017. Jayapal is the representative for Washington’s 7th District…

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New US poll shows strong support for elimination of all nuclear weapons

September 23, 2019: A NuclearBan.US poll, conducted on its behalf this week[1] by YouGov, reveals that 49% of Americans think that the US should work with the other nuclear armed countries to eliminate all nuclear weapons from all countries, in line with the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (“Nuclear Ban Treaty”). Only 32% think that the US should continue…

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) signs the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

On December 21st, 2018 Congresswoman Barbara Lee became the fifth current member of Congress to sign the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Congresswoman Lee represents CA’s 13th district and has served in Congress since 1998. By signing, Congresswoman Lee joins nearly 1,000 parliamentarians from 30 countries who have pledged to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Ban Treaty) in…

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