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Here is an action you may take to help rid the world of the scourge of nuclear weapons:
If you live in Southwest Michigan’s 4th Congressional District:
Send an email to our congressional representative in Washington, DC
Mr. Bill Huizenga, and ask him to co-sponsor
House Resolution 2775. His email email@example.com
Urge Rep. Huizenga to co-sponsor HR 2775, the
Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Conversion Act of 2023.
The bill aims to have the US sign the treaty on nuclear weapons, and to redirect the funds toward combating climate change and for human needs.
Below is the text of the HR 2775. For more information, contact:
H. R. 2775
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 20, 2023
Ms. Norton (for herself, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Omar, Ms. Tlaib, and Mr. Pocan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To direct the United States to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and convert nuclear weapons industry resources and personnel to purposes relating to addressing the climate crisis, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Conversion Act of 2023.
United States abolition of nuclear weapons and conversion of resources to energy and economic purposes
Sense of Congress
It is the sense of Congress that the United States should provide leadership by—
(1)signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; and
(2)ratifying such treaty when it is clear that ratification will result in—
(A)the dismantlement and elimination of all nuclear weapons in every country; and
(B)strict and effective international control of such dismantlement and elimination.
Redirection of resources
Beginning on the date on which the President certifies to Congress that all countries possessing nuclear weapons have begun the verifiable and irreversible elimination of such weapons under the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the United States shall redirect resources that are being used for nuclear weapons programs to be used for—
purposes related to addressing the climate crisis, including through the development and deployment of clean, renewable energy sources, by converting all nuclear weapons industry processes, plants, and programs for such purposes and by retraining nuclear industry employees;
addressing human and infrastructure needs, such as health care, housing, education, agriculture, and environmental restoration, including long-term radioactive waste monitoring; and
actively promote policies to induce all other countries to join in the commitments referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) to create a more peaceful and secure world.