“I also want to thank Daryl Kimball and the Arms Control Association for allowing me to address all of you today and for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war.”

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
January 28, 2004
TAKE ACTION: Just Say “No” to Nuclear Testing

The United States has not conducted a nuclear test explosion since 1992 when a bipartisan congressional majority mandated a test moratorium and talks on a global ban. The 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty has established a global taboo against all nuclear testing. North Korea is the only country to have conducted nuclear tests in this century.

Your voice is needed now to call upon Congress to say “no” to renewed U.S. nuclear testing.

Why? The Trump administration is now considering conducting a nuclear test for political signaling purposes, as a ploy in future arms talks with Russia and China.

Worse, the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee authorized $10 million specifically for a nuclear test blast if ordered by President Trump. Such a test could be conducted in a matter of a few months underground at the former Nevada Test Site outside Las Vegas.

In reality, the first U.S. nuclear test blast in 28 years would raise tensions with Russia and China and almost certainly trigger an outbreak of nuclear testing by other counties and spur an all-out global arms race. 

Key Senators and members of the House are pushing back. They have introduced bills to prohibit funding for nuclear testing. Votes will likely be held very soon in the House and the Senate on this vital issue.

Now is the time to call on your elected officials.  Complete your information below to urge your Senators and U.S. Representative to close the door on nuclear testing by prohibiting funding for nuclear testing for any purpose.