Letter to Limit Presidential Power of Nuclear Launch
Sen. Markey and Rep. Lieu have introduced a bill in both the House and the Senate to limit the ability of the President to launch nuclear weapons without a declaration of war by Congress
Dear Senator/Rep __________:
I am writing to ask you to support the bicameral bill introduced by Sen. Markey and Rep. Lieu to limit the ability of the President to launch a nuclear strike without an official declaration of war by Congress. It goes without saying that nuclear weapons are the single most devastating threat to humankind imaginable. Susan Southard’s recent book “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War” is a potent testimony of the realities of nuclear devastation.
No single human being should ever hold the power to launch us into that reality without the checks and balances of a full democratic process. Please support this critical bill.