BAN Nukes Twin Ports

Statement of Purpose

Evolving to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons are the most inhumane and indiscriminate weapons ever created. They violate international law, cause severe environmental damage, undermine national and global security, and divert vast public resources away from meeting human needs. They must be eliminated urgently.”

Our Work

Our government opposes the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and is the major obstacle to the success of worldwide efforts to abolish all nuclear weapons.

Therefore local, grassroots pressure on our government is the only hope for building a nuclear weapons free world.

To this end we will work to:

  • Inform the public about the danger, cost, waste and immorality of nuclear weapons

  • Build public awareness of, and support for, the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

  • Organize peaceful, non-violent opposition to our government's dangerous nuclear weapons policies.

  • Advocate for our government signing, ratifying, and actively working with other nuclear nations to implement the Treaty.

  • Advocate for our government taking unilateral action to reduce nuclear tensions and the danger of mistakes or accidents related to our nuclear policies.

  • Collaborate with individuals and organizations in a non-partisan effort to achieve these goals.

These weapons offer false promises of security and deterrence — while guaranteeing only destruction, death, and endless brinkmanship.”

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres

We Believe

  • Nuclear weapons are the only weapons that can reach and destroy American cities. We would be more secure by eliminating all nuclear weapons.

  • Nuclear weapons are not necessary to defend our country. They do not keep us safe or prevent war.

  • No political, ideological or national “security” objective would be worth the destruction, or loss of life, from even a limited nuclear exchange.

  • A full scale nuclear war would end all human life on earth. No one will win a nuclear war.

  • Negotiations and treaties work. Past arms control agreements successfully reduced the number of nukes from over 80,000 to 13,500.

  • Abolishing all nuclear weapons is the only way ensure nuclear weapons will never be used or cause a catastrophic accident.

  • Nuclear weapons are a huge waste of tax dollars better spent on real human needs and on funding peaceful conflict resolution to prevent wars.

Abolishing nuclear weapons is possible if the United States would lead instead of opposing nuclear disarmament.

We can start by:

  • Renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first.

  • Ending the sole, unchecked authority of any U.S. President to launch a nuclear attack.

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

  • Canceling plans to spend trillions rebuilding the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal and delivery systems that is fueling a new nuclear arms race.

  • Signing the Treaty and negotiating verifiable agreements with the other nuclear powers to reduce and eventual eliminate existing nuclear arsenals.