“One nuclear weapon exploded in one city — be it New York or Moscow, Islamabad or Mumbai, Tokyo or Tel Aviv, Paris or Prague — could kill hundreds of thousands of people. And no matter where it happens, there is no end to what the consequences might be — for our global safety, our security, our society, our economy, to our ultimate survival.”
— President Barack Obama, Prague, April 5, 2009
Nuclear weapons are dangerous and deadly, and more than 20 years after the Cold War’s end, they’ve got to go.
But nuclear hawks like Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) are stuck in the past, ready to oppose common sense steps to make us safer, like reducing our nuclear arsenal.
It won’t be easy to overcome this kind of hotheaded opposition, but 2010 is our best opportunity in years to make progress toward eliminating nuclear weapons. That’s why I’m asking you to join hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, and sign the petition to President Obama. Together, we can show Obama that the nuclear hawks are the minority, and that the world is ready for international negotiations to begin eliminating nuclear weapons worldwide. Please sign the petition to President Obama today.
Supporters of nuclear disarmament from around the world will descend on New York this May for a major international conference on nuclear weapons. Local and international organizations are collecting petition signatures to deliver in May, sending a unified message that the world supports leadership to eliminate this common threat. Click here to sign the petition now.
We can’t waste the opportunity we have — a president who shares our goal of a safer world, free of nuclear weapons. A new nuclear weapons reduction treaty with Russia is being negotiated now and while it’s a good first step forward, it can’t be the last. If nuclear hawks succeed in blocking first steps like this treaty, they can derail further efforts to finally eliminate nuclear weapons for decades. That’s why we must create the political space for Obama to press on toward this end goal by showing him we support international negotiations to eliminate nuclear weapons.
With your help, we stopped Bush’s dangerous new nuclear weapons in their tracks. Now, I need your help again to show the president we support real change: an end to nuclear weapons.