In the last Congress, Sheila Jackson-Lee supported H.R.2419, the Nuclear Abolition and Economic Conversion Act of 2019. But she hasn’t yet signed on to the equivalent bill, H.R.2850, in this Congress!
Nuclear weapons are taking billions of dollars and some of our best scientists and engineers away from much more important and urgent priorities, like addressing the climate crisis, preventing future pandemics, fixing our crumbling infrastructure, and building vibrant, fair and equitable communities. Sheila Jackson-Lee can help get rid of these weapons and shift our national priorities to where they are needed.
Photo: US Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (2nd from right) launching her previous bill, H.R. 2419, with Beatrice Fihn (2nd from left), Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) holding the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize medallion.
Sheila Jackson-Lee represents the 18th Congressional District of Texas in the US House of Representatives.
Her District covers parts of Houston and nearby areas, including:
- Jacinto City
- Galena Park
If you live in this District, please write to Rep. Jackson-Lee TODAY!
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Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, 2079 Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515
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Urge Sheila to join her colleagues and sign the ICAN Legislative Pledge in support of the Nuclear Ban Treaty, which comes into effect on January 22, 2021!
The ICAN Parliamentary/Legislative Pledge is a commitment to work for the total elimination of nuclear weapons by all countries, through the universal adoption of the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
• The United States made a legally-binding commitment to eliminate its nuclear weapons more than 50 years ago, when it signed and ratified the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), along with Britain, France, Russia and China.
• In 2000, the United States, together with those same countries, gave to the rest of the world an “unequivocal undertaking” that they would fulfil this commitment to accomplish the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals.
• Despite these commitments, the US continues to develop and ‘modernize’ its nuclear arsenal, with the clear intention of holding onto these weapons indefinitely. This is setting the stage for a much more dangerous world in which every other nation can also decide to claim the same right to develop its own nuclear weapons.
• Unless we get rid of all nuclear weapons, sooner or later, they are going to be used, whether on purpose or by accident. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons provides a clear pathway to the verifiable and irreversible elimination of all nuclear weapons by all nations. We must seize this opportunity before it is too late.