Press The Button Live Oct 21

Save the Date for Press the Button LIVE October 21

Save the Date!
Press the Button LIVE: Nuclear Policy in the Biden Administration and Beyond
Thursday, October 21, 2021
11am-1pm PT / 1-3pm CT / 2-4pm ET

Live on Zoom

We invite you to save the date for Ploughshares Fund’s virtual nuclear policy forum, Press the Button LIVE: Nuclear Policy in the Biden Administration and Beyond.


Every year we gather partners in the nuclear policy community, top officials in Washington, members of Congress, and hundreds of citizens like you who are eager to learn more about how we can reset nuclear policy to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and create a safer world for all.

This year, we’re adapting our annual nuclear policy forum into our Press the Button podcast format for an inspiring and informative discussion. The virtual forum will be led by Ploughshares Fund President Emma Belcher and Press the Button podcast co-hosts and nuclear policy experts Tom Collina and Michelle Dover. Confirmed speakers include Chairman Adam Smith of the House Armed Services Committee and Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA 17th District), with more special guests to be announced..

We hope you will join us. Additional details are forthcoming!


Chairman Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee

Representative Adam Smith represents Washington’s 9th Congressional District. Rep. Smith serves as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, where he is a strong advocate for our military personnel and their families. Rep. Smith is also committed to a safer nuclear policy, including advocating for a no first use policy. He along with Senator Warren reintroduced the No First Use Act to establish in law that the United States policy is to not use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare first.

Congressman Ro Khannna (D-CA, 17th District)

Representative Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Committees on Agriculture, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform, where he chairs the Environmental Subcommittee. He is committed to advancing a foreign policy of military restraint and diplomatic engagement. Instead of spending trillions on wars overseas, Rep. Khanna believes we should invest in priorities at home. He along with Senator Markey introduced the Investing in Cures before Missiles Act that calls for cancelling further development of the GBSD and directing those savings towards development of a universal coronavirus vaccine.