Why we fight

The Threat

Time is running out: From pursuing new weapons programs to shocking threats of “fire and fury,” every day under Trump brings us one step closer to the use of nuclear weapons. If we cross that threshold again, there will be no going back.

The Movement

In the face of this new threat, a reimagined anti-nuclear movement for the 21st century - led by young people and giving voice to those most impacted by nuclear violence - is rising.

WHY WE’RE FIGHTING TO END NUCLEAR VIOLENCE

Catastrophic Risks

Catastrophic Risks

Experts agree the risk of nuclear war is higher now than at any point in history. All it will take is one mistake, miscalculation, or moment of madness. We must back away from the brink.

Communities

Communities

The U.S. alone will spend at least $1.7 trillion dollars on nuclear weapons, lining the pockets of warmongers and profiteers. These taxpayer dollars must be diverted to the things that matter most: healthcare, education, safety nets and the environment.

Democracy

Democracy

The nuclear launch process is deeply anti-democratic. In the United States, the decision to end life on Earth as we know it rests exclusively in the hands of Donald Trump. There are zero checks and balances on this power.

Oppression

Oppression

Nuclear violence — and even the threat of it — reinforces oppressive systems of white supremacy and patriarchy. The nuclear system is built on the premise of “might makes right” and a desire for order that benefits the few at the expense of the many.

Humanitarian Impact

Humanitarian Impact

The use of even a single nuclear weapon anywhere in the world would be a humanitarian, environmental and economic catastrophe on a global scale. We can’t wait for nuclear weapons to be used before we act.

Exploitation

Exploitation

Nuclear weapons production, testing, and waste cause serious and lasting harm to vulnerable and marginalized communities. We cannot allow this profiteering to continue on the backs of Indigenous communities and people of color.

Transparency

Transparency

The nuclear system is designed to remove our agency. Elite gatekeepers confine the issue to war rooms, classified documents and “expert” discussions, telling us it’s too complicated, that they know better. It’s not and they don’t.

Morality

Morality

Nuclear weapons are the ultimate expression of how little we value the sanctity of human life and the health of the planet. The ability to destroy entire nations is an affront to universal values.

What We've Accomplished

Direct action at the Trump hotel

Emergency Rally to Stop Nuclear War at the White House

Silent Protest at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing

Collected 500,000 signatures to stop nuclear war.

Fighting for representation of women in the nuclear space

In September, we projected quotes of Trump’s volatile nuclear rhetoric onto the Trump hotel in Washington, DC.

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We met Trump's promise to unleash "fire and fury" with a fierce emergency rally outside the White House.

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When the Senate held its first hearing on the President's authority to light the world on fire in over four decades, we packed the room in silent protest.

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We worked with allies to collect half a million petition signatures calling on Congress to support the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act.

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Members of our team penned a powerful op-ed for Teen Vogue, highlighting the dangerous lack of women’s voices in nuclear policy decision making.

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