A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
With the end of the Cold War, many dared hope
that the scourge of nuclear weapons would be ended
once and for all. Yet, today, more than two decades later,
the drive to build nuclear weapons by some governments
continues, energized in no small part by the
policies of the U.S. government.
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FCNL opposes the Pentagon's plan to develop a new nuclear cruise missile
The SANE Act, sponsored by Rep. Blumenauer and Sen. Markey, will restore sanity to the nuclear weapons budget by saving the taxpayer $100 billion over the next ten years.
FCNL submitted outside testimony to the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee. Six other organizations endorsed our testimony.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"We urge the elimination of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
Nations must move toward comprehensive disarmament. We advocate that the United States take unilateral steps toward disarmament, believing that other nations will respond affirmatively to this example. The risks of disarmament are far smaller than the risks involved in the current course of weapons development, proliferation and stockpiling.
We call for our federal government to safely dispose of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and materials in the United States and abroad."