San Jose Peace & Justice Center
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) received word 8/9/18 about the status of this state Assembly resolution, which supports the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that WILPF supports through it's petition efforts, urging the US to sign and renounce nuclear weapons.  

California residents can help by sending a letter (although the timing is close on this), email or calling the Public Safety Committee Members and your State Assembly member.  The hearing for this important resolution is scheduled for August 14, so unless there's a change in the schedule, this issue is urgent.  If you're not a CA resident, your statement of support will clue in CA Assembly members to the widespread support for such resolutions.

Here's brief information about the resolution:

It calls on our federal leaders to:
  • Embrace the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  • Make nuclear disarmament the centerpiece of our national security policy
  • Renounce first use (No first use (NFU) refers to a pledge or a policy by a nuclear power not to use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare unless first attacked by an adversary using nuclear weapons.)
  • Take our nuclear weapons off of hair-trigger alert
  • Cancel the plan to replace the entire arsenal with enhanced weapons
  • Actively pursue a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals
Here's a link to the text of the resolution:   

Find your CA assembly person by going to this website and then click on the link: Find your legislator by your address. Jot down their email and phone # (there may not be time to send a letter through the post office, but their address is given).  
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