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To: U.S. Congress

Take the nuclear button away from Trump

Take the nuclear button away from Trump

While it should be inconceivable that any U.S. president would conduct a nuclear first strike, President Trump’s actions make it imperative that we put immediate checks and balances on nuclear launch authority. We urge Congress to pass legislation that takes the power away from any president to unilaterally start a nuclear war.

Why is this important?

It is TERRIFYING that right now there is no check on Donald Trump’s power to launch nuclear weapons. It’s simple: if Donald Trump can’t be trusted with Twitter, he cannot be trusted with a nuclear arsenal that could end humanity as we know it.

People created nuclear weapons and designed the systems governing their use — and people can work to limit and ultimately eliminate their use.

Speaker Pelosi has already raised the alarm about Trump’s access to nuclear weapons with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Congress is primed to act, and a push from us could help make sure that they step in to take the nuclear button away from Trump and all future presidents.

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Reasons for signing

  • I really need to tell you why?
  • No president should have the ability to unilaterally start a nuclear war.
  • A society that would elect a Trump probably should not have nuclear weapons. Shame on us.

Updates

2021-01-08 14:08:42 -0500

100 signatures reached

2021-01-08 13:42:46 -0500

50 signatures reached

2021-01-08 13:29:36 -0500

25 signatures reached

2021-01-08 13:25:37 -0500

10 signatures reached