Reading Room

Two Measures to Support Nuclear Disarmament Move Forward!
A phone call or email to your CA State Senator is needed ASAP!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Posted by Marylia Kelley

We have exciting news. California is poised to play a key role to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and to support legislation to restrict the President’s ability to launch a nuclear first strike.

We need your help to put these measures over the top! Assembly Joint Resolution 30 (AJR 30) puts California on record supporting federal legislation to restrict the President's ability to launch a nuclear surprise attack on his sole authority. Assembly Joint Resolution 33 (AJR 33) supports the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Here is the current state of play: On Tuesday, August 14, both AJR 30 and AJR 33 were voted on in the Public Safety Committee in the state Assembly. They passed! Next, both resolutions went to the full Assembly Floor for a vote. On Monday, August 20, the full Assembly passed both of them! However, these important “joint” measures are only halfway to final passage.

Next, both AJR 30 and AJR 33 will go to the Senate Committee on Public Safety, likely this week. If they pass in committee, both resolutions will go to the full Senate Floor for a vote. Again, that could be very soon.

Here is what you can do: First, please look at this list of the members of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. Do you see your state Senator there? If so, click in and contact him or her today.

Committee Members:

Senator Nancy Skinner (Chair)
Senator Joel Anderson (Vice Chair)
Senator Steven Bradford
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Senator Holly J. Mitchell
Senator Jeff Stone
Senator Scott D. Wiener

Next, as we noted, we must be ready for these two measures to go to the full Senate Floor very quickly for a vote. Use this tool from the state of CA website to connect with your state Senator ASAP. Click in…

With your help, we can pass both of these measures. Tri-Valley CAREs is tracking the process, and we will post the final outcome. Check this spot again soon. And, thank you!