Patricia Crosby: Support nuclear disarmament policy resolutions

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Published: 01-11-2024 11:34 AM

In these very uncertain times, full of conflict and violence but also resolution and hope, the Mount Toby Monthly Meeting of Friends strongly endorses a set of policy solutions regarding nuclear disarmament that have been proposed by the grassroots coalition Back from the Brink (preventnuclearwar.org/take-action/).

We urge community organizations and our elected officials to join us in supporting these policy solutions. They are as follows. We call on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by:

■Actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

■Renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first.

■Ending the sole, unchecked authority of any president to launch a nuclear attack.

■Taking U.S. nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert.

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■Canceling the plan to replace its entire arsenal with enhanced weapons.

Patricia Crosby

Clerk on behalf of Mount Toby Monthly Meeting of Friends, Leverett