Advocacy Hour: Wisconsin and Nuclear Weapons Feb 17

Event Dates: 
02/17/21

Wed Feb 17 6 - 7 pm Advocacy Hour: Wisconsin and Nuclear Weapons - a virtual event. The Joe Biden presidency and the new House and Senate create opportunities for bold action on nuclear weapons policy reform. Yet we still face serious headwinds, which makes this an all-hands-on-deck moment. One that puts Wisconsin, its congressional delegation—and hopefully you—in the center of this fight for progress.

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a virtual meeting to discuss strategies for nuclear weapons advocacy in Wisconsin with Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02). Join organizers from our Global Security Program to learn how you can get involved in 2021.

Register for the virtual discussion here.

We will discuss the current state of affairs in Congress with the new Biden administration and nuclear weapons priorities that will have the greatest impact this year. We will also discuss the results of Wisconsin polling we conducted last fall on nuclear weapons spending.

What's at stake? At a time when our communities are suffering greatly, more than $1 trillion are still on the table for nuclear weapons over the next 30 years. The United States still reserves the option to use nuclear weapons first, putting us at greater risk of nuclear war. While the possibility of change is within sight, we must act swiftly to chart a bold new path forward.

Join us on February 17 to learn how you can advocate for bold nuclear weapons policies.

This will be a conversation about how Wisconsin constituents like you can work together with members of the WI congressional delegation to make progress on nuclear weapons. Help us bring more Wisconsin voices (including your local and state elected officials) and perspectives to these debates. We will also share updates about Back From the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War, a national campaign which UCS helps lead.  From: David Combs, Sr. Midwest Campaign Coordinator

Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

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