- Our focus this week is all too important: nuclear weapons and their use.
- We all know #PeaceIsPossible and working together we will bring about the world we seek, a world without war.
- Help Us Put Peace Back In The Conversation!
Veterans for Peace (VFP)
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VFP Submission Notice: Between now and November 8th, the Nation will be caught up in a frenzy of debates, campaign ads, and political commentary. Raising the visibility of veterans working for peace is more important than ever. In what has become a polarizing global climate, Veterans For Peace has a unique opportunity to highlight that #PeaceIsPossible. We can and must use every venue to share our experiences and help people understand that war is not the answer.
Every week, from now until the election, Veterans For Peace will release a list of questions for the presidential candidates, and we want your help
October 6, 2016 | Our focus this week is all too important: nuclear weapons and their use.
It is reported that President Obama may be considering “no first use of nuclear weapons” which would be a major change of US policy. Would you support a “no first use of nuclear weapons” policy?
Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) requires all nations that possess nuclear weapons to negotiate in good faith to end the nuclear arms race with the goal of ultimately eliminating nuclear weapons. As President, within the first 100 days of taking office, would you initiate a conference, pursuant to Article VI of the NPT, with all Nuclear Weapons States to negotiate a reduction in nuclear weapons with the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons?
The United States possesses missiles that can be rapidly launched on early warning. Many experts believe such a system increases the risk of accidental nuclear war. Would you as President consider taking US nuclear weapons off high operational readiness or what is known as “launch on warning?”
The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) would ban any and all nuclear tests, big or small, above and below the Earth’s surface, and establish a worldwide monitoring system. The US has signed the CTBT and voluntarily adhered to the treaty since 1992. The US, however, has yet to ratify the treaty. Would you as President advocate for ratification of the CTBT?
Submit your own question to the candidates about nuclear weapons!
Help Us Put Peace Back In The Conversation!
• Send the above questions to each of the Presidential Candidates:
• Tweet to the Presidential candidates. Make sure to use #PeaceIsPossible.
Hillary Clinton: @HillaryClinton
Donald Trump: @realDonaldTrump
Jill Stein: @DrJillStein
Gary Johnson: @GovGaryJohnson
• Find your local presidential campaign office and deliver the questionnaire in person.
The people of the world are crying out for a path different than the one we are on today. You are not fooled by those who are leading us down a path of division and hate. We all know #PeaceIsPossible and working together we will bring about the world we seek, a world without war.