WE MUST STOP MAKING NUCLEAR WEAPONS IMMEDIATELY  

The End Wars and Occupations team is working to educate the public about the need to stop making nuclear weapons. If people knew how horrific the nuke danger is, they’d all be calling their members of Congress and the Biden administration and loudly demanding a stop to it.

Nuclear weapons are immoral. President Biden has said nuclear weapons should never be used, and a nuclear war should never be fought. The president is Catholic. Pope Francis has said we must abolish nuclear weapons, and to possess them is immoral.

But the US possesses thousands of nuclear bombs. Each one could incinerate a city in an instant, killing millions. We have enough nukes to annihilate all life on earth.

We must begin eliminating them.

So why are we making more of them? Nuclear bomb core production at Los Alamos National Lab is ramping up now, in order to be making 30 new nuclear bomb cores per year by 2026, and 80 per year by 2030.

Making nuclear weapons is a waste of money. Each bomb core costs $50 million to produce. That’s 667 nurses’ salaries.
The whole nuclear weapons “modernization” program is estimated at $634 billion in this decade. It would only cost $20 billion to end homelessness in the US.

Making nuclear weapons is dangerous. To produce them requires processing tons of extremely toxic radioactive plutonium, the most dangerous substance known. All this bomb-making is taking place in a perilous location – Los Alamos, NM, which is in an earthquake hazard zone. Plus, Los Alamos is threatened by wildfires every summer. If there’s a nuclear catastrophe, widespread radioactive contamination will result, and persist for thousands of years.

We have to dissuade President Biden from this apocalyptic plan to increase production of nuclear weapons. He must instead require their elimination. Los Alamos National Lab should be repurposed toward disabling our current nuclear stockpile and cleaning up the waste from previous nuclear weapons projects.

Citizens must speak up now and stop further production of nuclear weapons.

Will you contact the White House now? Tell President Biden:

MAKING NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS IMMORAL, WASTEFUL, AND DANGEROUS.
HALT THEIR PRODUCTION IMMEDIATELY.

Please go to the White House comment page: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ and enter your contact information and a brief comment.

Then, please call your representative’s and senators’ offices and tell them to put an end to nuclear weapons production.
The US Capital switchboard will connect you: 202-224-3121

Proposed Crime Bills Hurt New Mexicans

New criminal offenses and increasing criminal penalties hurt New Mexicans and New Mexico –and here’s why!

Talking points for us to use when contacting our NM Legislators!
Legislative Session, January 18 – February 17, 2022

“Tough on Crime” – In this legislative session, January 18 through 17, the legislative agenda is restricted to bills related to money – i.e., taxation and appropriation – plus any other bills the governor sets before the legislature. If history is a guide, Governor Lujan Grisham will send a number of bills to the legislature that either create new criminal offenses or increase penalties for existing offenses, or both.

These are “bad bills” – Most of the Democrats in the legislature know that these bills are ill-advised. Nonetheless, most will vote for the bills if and when they are called upon to vote. In many cases, enough Democrats will join the Republicans to pass these bad bills.

DOWNLOAD OR READ THE COMPLETE RESOURCE HERE

January 2022 PDACNM Newsletter


2022 Legislative Action Expo set for January 8th.
Save the Date!

Registration for attendees coming soon….
Check site for registration details

https://bernalillodems.org/

Mark your calendar and join the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County for an event that brings voters, legislatures, and issues-based organizations together under one virtual roof. Thanks to a new Zoom version that works like a convention, we’ll have multiple Town Halls and tabling going on from 9:00 AM to noon. It’s the ideal opportunity for our Democratic community to gain awareness of important issues, upcoming bills, and more.

Read the complete Newsletter here….

COP26 Presentation to 350NM.org on December 4th from Edinburgh by Lora Lucero


Goal:
share a personal account of my experience in Glasgow and leave you with a simple take away message.

Quick COP26 Background: 

COP26 follows a long line of international climate meetings going back as far as 1979 in Geneva. The scientists have been issuing their international climate reports since 1988. (First IPCC was in 1988).  The COP meeting in 2015 in Paris was considered a major breakthrough because they pledged to reduce carbon emissions, and to review the pledges every 5 years to further ratchet down CO2 emissions. Didn’t meet in 2020 but the scientists issued their startling report in August 2021 and didn’t mince words.  The situation is dire and we’re on a course today with irreversible impacts that will be catastrophic if we don’t take immediate steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions.  The goal is to keep the temperature increase to no greater than 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. The Emissions Gap Report released in December 2020 shows we’re headed to a warming in excess of 3.0 C this century.

Continue reading COP26 Presentation to 350NM.org on December 4th from Edinburgh by Lora Lucero