A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
The B61 nuclear bomb refurbishment is a $12 billion project to upgrade an old nuclear bomb. Check out this webpage to learn more about the refurbishment and what you can do.
REIN IN Nuclear Spending
U.S. spending on nuclear weapons could be $355 billion over the next ten years. Luckily, some members of Congress introduced legislation that would reduce spending by $100 billion over a decade. Urge your representative to co-sponsor H.R. 4107.
The Nuclear Calendar
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Stories & Successes
The Washington Post examines the story of Transform Now Plowshares activists Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli, from their break-in to the uranium storage facility at Y-12 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, through the aftermath of their trial.
Three peace activists were convicted for breaching the security perimeter of a major nuclear weapons facility. They will soon be sentenced. To sentence these three gentle activists as “terrorists” who were intent on “sabotage” would surely not be just. They neither harmed anyone nor tried to harm anyone. Their goal was to awaken the conscience of the nation.
In a speech in Berlin last month, President Obama called for further reductions of up to one-third of the nuclear arsenal.
Celebrities and stars come together in a video by Global Zero to demand no more nuclear weapons.
FCNL's David Culp writes how budget cuts under consideration take away from crucial non-proliferation programs that help to secure loose nuclear and radioactive material around the world.
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."