Sign this petition to urge Congress to pass the Lieu-Markey "Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017" to put some checks & balances on Nuclear War.
Nuclear Checks & Balances
We shouldn't have to wake up every day and wonder whether or not a nuclear holocaust has started. Currently the president has the authority to hit the red button first and ask questions later, but Rep. Ted Lieu of California and Senator Markey of Massachusetts have a bill that would prohibit the President from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress.
I know we don't have a ton of faith in Congress, but it seems reasonable to say that the more checks and balances we put on nuclear armageddon the better off we'll all be able to sleep - especially after the news that the president wants to "increase our nuke levels tenfold" rather than disarm, which according to many would likely set off an arms race.
Please SIGN YOUR NAME to this petition to let them know we'd like to see congress introduce and pass this bill before the mushroom clouds come, rather than after.