Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace
Founded 1972 “Human Race Not Arms Race”
PO Box 363 Geneseo NY 14454
November 17, 2019
Dear GVCP Member,
Next GVCP MEETING is Sunday, November 24th, 1:00 PM (lunch) 1:30 PM (meeting). Mae’s Restaurant, 4182 Lakeville Road (Route 20A), Geneseo. All welcome.
This month’s letter: Urge Congress to pass H.R. 2419, The Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act.
REQUIREMENT FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION AND ECONOMIC AND ENERGY CONVERSION.
In General. The United States Government shall—
(1) provide leadership by signing and ratifying the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons or any other international agreement that provides for—
(A) the dismantlement and elimination of all nuclear weapons in every country; and
(B) strict and effective international control of such dismantlement and elimination;
(2) redirect resources that are being used for nuclear weapons programs to use—
(A) in converting all nuclear weapons industry processes, plants, and programs, and in retraining employees, to shift to a constructive, ecologically beneficial peace economy, which includes strict control of all fissile material and radioactive waste;
(B) in addressing human and infrastructure needs, including development and deployment of sustainable carbon-free and nuclear-free energy sources, health care, housing, education, agriculture, and environmental restoration, including long-term radioactive waste monitoring; and
(3) actively promote policies to induce all other countries to join in the commitments described in this subsection to create a more peaceful and secure world.
If you’re in Joe Morelle’s district, or any district other than CD 27, write to him or your rep. This bill probably won’t get very far, but it’s important to get the word out that the nuclear weapons problem hasn’t gone away.
Arnie Matlin for GVCP
GVCP is proud to be affiliated with Peace Action NYS