The US Needs a 'No First Use' Policy for Nuclear Weapons

Demand presidential candidates oppose the first use of nuclear weapons

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At any minute, the president of the United States can start a nuclear war with sole authority. There is no requirement for outside approval or a second opinion.

Donald Trump’s reckless behavior is shining a light on just how dangerous this situation is. But no president should have unchecked authority to destroy the world.

Right now, dozens of candidates are running to be our next commander-in-chief. We need to get them on the record now to support the No First Use of nuclear weapons. The United States should never start a nuclear war!

Demand a public commitment from every 2020 presidential candidate to institute a policy against the first use of nuclear weapons if elected president. Sign the petition today.

Participating Organizations:
American Friends Service Committee
Beyond the Bomb
Blue Future
Common Defense
Daily Kos
Demand Progress
Peace Action
People Demanding Action
Ploughshares Fund
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Win Without War
Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)

Update: 7/16/2019: Where do the candidates stand? At this point, 9 of the top 20 candidates have made public statements in support of a No First Use policy: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Beto O’Rourke, Kirsten Gillibrand, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Tim Ryan and Andrew Yang.


Demand presidential candidates oppose the first use of nuclear weapons.

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