Take Action to Reduce the Threat of Nuclear Weapons
Advocacy Strategy for 2023
In line with the Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reductions’s mission, we are planning to focus our policy advocacy efforts on the most urgent challenges, including
- Building support for U.S. diplomatic engagement with Russia and China on nuclear risk reduction and arms control to avoid miscalculation, reduce arsenals, and prevent arms racing
- Building support in Congress to block the addition of new nuclear technologies to the U.S. nuclear arsenal which are destabilizing, such as a new nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile
- Mobilizing scientists through initiatives that encourage U.S. and global leaders to reinforce norms against nuclear weapons use and threats of use
Adding a new type of tactical nuclear weapon to the U.S. arsenal would increase the risk of nuclear war, and prompt Russia and China to build up their forces in response. Biden made the right call to cancel the weapon, and now we need to make sure Congress doesn’t reverse the decision. Write to your representatives and ask them to block attempts to approve funding for the SLCM-N.
A key building block for more ambitious efforts to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons threats is steady progress by the United States and Russia to reduce their massive arsenals. That effort is now very much in jeopardy. Write to your representatives and ask them to support nuclear disarmament diplomacy with Russia!