Will Lowry

Digital Communications Manager
San Francisco, CA

Will focuses on expanding Ploughshares Fund’s online presence and target audience, thereby expanding its supporter base and the impact of its campaign work. Prior to joining the team, Will worked for 15 years managing digital communications for businesses and environmental organizations. Most recently, he assisted the Sierra Club with online activism and all areas of their work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Will holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UC Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree in Literature from San Francisco State University.

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Defense Modernization Plans Through the 2020s: Addressing the Bow Wave

The Department of Defense plans to modernize all three legs (strategic bombers, ICBMs, and submarine-launched ballistic missiles) of the nuclear arsenal at once, while modernizing conventional forces as well. "Many weapons programs will be at or near their peak years of funding requirements at...

January 28, 2016 - By Will Lowry
The Deal is Real

The deal is real. On Saturday, the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran has completed all its commitments under the historic nuclear accord and sanctions were lifted. Iran has ripped out two-thirds of its centrifuges, neutralized its plutonium reactor, shipped out tons of...

January 16, 2016 - By Will Lowry
Stops a Bomb, Stops a War

In the 2016 State of the Union address President Barack Obama said that, "As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war." This triumph for nuclear security is a direct result of the JCPOA – the Joint Comprehensive...

January 14, 2016 - By Will Lowry
North Korea doesn't have an H-bomb

The bad news is North Korea just tested another nuclear weapon, in flagrant violation of the global norm against such tests observed by all other nations since 1998.

January 8, 2016 - By Will Lowry
Models for US policy towards North Korea

On Democracy Now, Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione suggests a question for thinking about US policy towards North Korea as it relates to their 4th nuclear weapons test: which is a better model -- the Iraq War or the Iran deal?

January 7, 2016 - By Will Lowry
A Way of Looking at the World

Since 2006, the IRA Charitable Rollover provision has allowed anyone age 70-and-1/2 or older to transfer up to $100,000 to causes like Ploughshares Fund tax-free. If you act now, there is still time to make your IRA charitable rollover gift before the end of 2015.

December 18, 2015 - By Will Lowry
James Doyle, on the Shoulders of a Giant

James E. Doyle is an independent nuclear security specialist. From 1997 to 2014, he was on the technical staff of the Nonproliferation Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is also the recipient of Ploughshares Fund's Paul Olum Grant...

December 11, 2015 - By Will Lowry
Russia, US and Nuclear

“The horror and reactions to the Paris massacre have overshadowed a troubling new twist in the US-Russian rivalry that could prove even more terrifying,” warns Joe Cirincione in the Huffington Post. “Russian state media recently ‘accidentally’ revealed plans for a bizarre new nuclear...

December 9, 2015 - By Will Lowry
Why think about nuclear weapons?

Why think about nuclear weapons? Because the threat is real. A former CIA operative, a Hollywood actor, a mom and other Americans talk about why this issue is so important to them, and why they support Ploughshares Fund. You too can make a difference.

November 24, 2015 - By Will Lowry

Kicking off a “Manhattan Project” for the new age, innovation hub N Square is bringing its Nuclear Pop-Up! lab to Chicago this week. Through a series of exhibits, game jams, workshops and prizes, Chicago innovators at the nexus of tech and gaming,...

November 12, 2015 - By Will Lowry