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Hearing on Nuclear War and the Cost of Militarism

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

State House with Peace Sign

The Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee of the State Legislature will hear five bills submitted by the Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network as part of the Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda.  View the official hearing notice.  Come out on September 24 to testify for one or all five bills, or to listen and support those who are testifying.   Fill this form to let us know you plan to testify, to get involved in planning, or to request or offer a ride.  Or contact the Mass. Peace Action office (617-354-2169, info@masspeaceaction.org)

The bills are:

No First Use, RESOLVE TO PREVENT THE FIRST USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS BY THE UNITED STATES:   Call on the US Congress to pass a law providing that the US will never use nuclear weapons first. #NoFirstUse

(H.3211S.2165) Advocate: Steve Gallant; Sponsors: Natalie Higgins, Pat Jehlen 

Back from the Brink, RESOLUTIONS RELATIVE TO THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS: Press US Congress to de-alert nuclear forces, adopt a no first use doctrine, curb presidential first use, reverse nuclear weapons modernization, and engage in diplomacy towards nuclear disarmament. #BackFromTheBrink

(H.3240S.2155) Advocate: Ira Helfand; Sponsors: Lindsay Sabadosa, Jo Comerford 

Nuclear Ban Treaty Alignment, RESOLVE CREATING A CITIZENS COMMISSION CONCERNING THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS BEING IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE UN TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS: Establish a commission to plan how to convert nuclear weapons, companies, and contracts in the state to peaceful purposes. #NuclearBan

(H.3239S.2157) Advocates: Timmon Wallis & Vicki Elson; Sponsors: Lindsay Sabadosa, Jo Comerford 

The People’s Budget, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION TO REPORT ON THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET: Call on Congress to pass a federal budget that creates millions of jobs, invests in infrastructure, moves towards single payer healthcare, makes college free, expands housing, makes corporations and those with high incomes pay their fair share, and reduces military spending; forms a commission to report on the impact on the state.  #PeoplesBudget

(H.3220) Advocate: Andrea Burns; Sponsors: Jay Livingstone, Paul Feeney

Build Bridges, Not Bombs, RESOLVE ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION ON SHIFTING FUNDS FROM NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO TRANSPORTATION: Forms a commission to study the impact on state finances if the US Congress cancelled the proposed $trillion dollar nuclear weapons upgrades, and instead invest the funds saved in transportation infrastructure.  #BuildBridgesNotBombs

 (H.3585) Advocate: Jerry Ross; Sponsor: Nika Elugardo

Logistics:  Allow time to pass through the metal detector when you arrive.  Lunch:  There is a cafe on the 4th floor of the State House or restaurants in the area.

 

Organizer

Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network
Email:
info@masspeaceaction.org

Venue

Massachusetts State House – Gardner Auditorium
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02133 United States
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Website:
malegislature.gov