Tell Congress to prevent nuclear war!
After months of grassroots activism, 30 Democrats in Congress have signed on to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's letter to President Biden calling for a ceasefire and diplomatic settlement to the war in Ukraine. The next step is for Congress to acknowledge that there is no military solution and that weapons only prolong the fighting.
Tell your Congress member to make a public statement in support of a ceasefire and diplomatic settlement to the war in Ukraine. Urge your Rep to vote against more weapons that fan the flames of war.
President Biden warns that we’ve never been closer to nuclear war since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Yet he refuses to meet with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to avert a nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine. Instead, he demands US participation in NATO’s mock nuclear strikes against Russia.
In a two-week-long military drill,* the U.S. and 13 other NATO countries will fly F-35s and B-52 nuclear bombers, albeit without live weapons, over Belgium, the North Sea and the United Kingdom, in a dangerous and provocative dress rehearsal for a nuclear attack on Russia.
This is madness, particularly in light of Putin’s remarks that he reserves the option to use every weapon in his arsenal to defend Russia.
We do not have to sleepwalk into endless war or worse — a nuclear war with Russia.
Email your Congress members to demand that Biden call off the nuclear drills, meet with Putin and support a ceasefire in Ukraine. Tell your Rep to vote no on future weapons for Ukraine. Diplomacy, not war is the answer.
Skeptics argue there’s no point in trying to negotiate with Putin because he’s not interested in peace talks. In a recent speech, however, Putin said he wanted Ukraine and Russia to immediately return to the negotiating table. If Ukraine and Russia can negotiate the flow of grain exports out of the Black Sea, international inspections of a nuclear reactor and prisoner exchanges, the two countries can also negotiate an end to this disastrous war–provided the US does not torpedo the negotiations with promises of more and more weapons and talk of weakening Russia for regime change.
US regime change wars have not worked out in the past. Think Iraq or Afghanistan or Libya.
What are our choices in Ukraine?
One is endless war with continued death and destruction, skyrocketing inflation, global hunger, and dress rehearsals for nuclear annihilation.
The other is a ceasefire and negotiated settlement in which all parties make compromises.
Tell your House and Senate Reps to demand that Biden meets with Putin to support a negotiated settlement to end the war in Ukraine. Ask your Rep to make a public statement in support of diplomacy.
With hope for peace in Ukraine,
Marcy, Medea, Jodie, Grace, Maha and the rest of the CODEPINK Team