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Preventing Nuclear War

It shouldn’t be easy to start a nuclear war.

It shouldn’t be easy to start a nuclear war.

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For over 70 years, the world has faced the very real threat of nuclear war.

What if we lived without that danger hanging over our heads?

That’s what we’re fighting for, across the country and in the hallways of DC—and that’s why we need you.

Nuclear war is a real and growing threat. The United States and Russia have left critical agreements and treaties, while actively planning to add new types of weapons to their arsenals.

Meanwhile, US nuclear policy remains rooted in the Cold War, increasing the risk that nuclear weapons could be used again.

It doesn’t have to be this way. With the right policy changes and a commitment to diplomacy, the United States can be a leader in reducing the nuclear threat—and you can help.

What we're doing

  1. Engaging & educating presidential candidates,
  2. Pressuring Congress to support change,
  3. Holding the White House accountable through independent research and analysis,
  4. Increasing public demand for changing nuclear weapon policies.

"I’ve supported UCS for almost 50 years because of its unique approach to arms reduction: rigorous technical analysis translated to public policy that can make us all safer.”

Joel Weisberg, professor of physics and astronomy, Carleton College

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