Target: U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Goal: Dismantle and eliminate all nuclear weapons and convert nuclear power plants to clean energy infrastructure.
All nuclear weapons owned by the United States could be eliminated and nuclear power plants converted to clean wind and solar power centers if a single bill is passed by Congress. The Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act has been proposed before and has been largely ignored and voted down due to the control that nuclear energy barons have over politicians and the general U.S. obsession with maintaining a ridiculous military presence in the world.
There’s no doubt that nuclear power is dangerous and produces deadly waste and emissions that have damaged the climate and surrounding ecosystems, perhaps beyond repair. We need to fight against this energy industry at the same time we fight coal and oil corporations.
The amount of nuclear weapons owned by the U.S. government is also out of control. The U.S. currently has an arsenal of at least 4,760 nuclear warheads at its disposal–enough to destroy the world several times over. Nobody needs that much firepower, yet the U.S. government insists on holding on to a weapons stash everyone seems to agree should never be used.
Any amount of nuclear weapons or nuclear power plants in today’s world is unacceptable. The U.S. could set an example by eliminating both. Sign this petition to urge legislators to support and pass the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act and lead the world in peace and clean energy.
Dear Minority Leader Pelosi,
You’re likely aware that the U.S. possesses somewhere around 4,760 nuclear warheads, and many of the nation’s residents still rely on nuclear power, despite clear evidence of the dangers associated with both. In this day and age, it’s past time we take these dangers seriously and act to remove them entirely before more people suffer and die.
The Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act has been proposed before and struck down due to big energy interests and a bizarre tendency for this government to cling to every military asset it has, despite being far, far more armed than any other nation in the world. Instead, our nation could be a leader in dismantling nuclear weapons and replacing nuclear power plants with clean energy infrastructure.
We don’t need nuclear power anymore, and we certainly don’t need thousands of nuclear warheads. Both represent a huge threat to both innocent people who have to live near them and to the entire planet. Please support the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act and do what you can to protect the human race from these dangerous nuclear elements.
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