Letter to John Kerry on Nuclear Abolition

Iowa City Nuclear Free SignDear Secretary Kerry,

With the rise of Islamic State and  Boko Haram; Ebola; persistent drought in California and Texas; persistent tension between India and Pakistan; and continuing inaction over our relationship with Latin America, Russia and China, it is clear that nuclear weapons can’t solve our biggest problems.

If they can’t solve our biggest problems, they become more liability than asset.

Please accept Austria’s invitation to send an official U.S. delegation to the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons conference in Vienna, Dec. 8 and 9.

The Humanitarian Impact initiative is a growing international movement to understand the consequences of nuclear war and build momentum toward nuclear disarmament.

President Obama said that America seeks “the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” I completely agree with him, and believe the United States must be represented at this conference. We need to eliminate nuclear weapons before they eliminate us.

There is no cure for a nuclear war, only prevention. U.S. participation in this conference would be a step in that direction.

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