Action Alert: Call U.S. House Members re: Budget Cut for Nuclear Bombs

This week the U.S. House is voting on the Appropriations bill that funds nuclear weapons. And Rep. Quigley (D-IL) will be offering an amendment that will give nuclear bombs a budget cut. 

Over the last few years, spending on nuclear weapons and nuclear bomb plants has continued to grow unchecked. Especially wasteful is the plan to overhaul the B61 nuclear bomb, with an eventual total cost of $10 billion by 2019. This is way too much money for a bomb that is dangerous and outdated, and it is urgent that we slow down the spending before it is too late.

Call your representative now at (202) 224-3121 to vote for the Quigley amendment to cut funds for the B61 nuclear bomb.

Cutting nukes spending in the Republican-controlled House can be an uphill battle. But we have been working with allies in Congress to stop this program that would overhaul 400 B61 nuclear bombs at a total price tag of $25 million each. We can see some wins, if our representatives feel the pressure.

Call your representative at (202) 224-3121 right now. To look up your representative click here:

Use this sample message and add your own words:

“My name is [your name] and I live in [your city]. I am calling to tell Rep. [your rep’s name] to vote for the Quigley amendment to the Appropriations bill to cut excess funds for the B61 nuclear bomb.”

This is an important chance to cut wasteful spending on dangerous and outdated nuclear weapons. You can convince Congress to make this a priority.

Thank you!  Together we are making a difference!




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