Saturday, October 7, 2017

Watch now: My floor speech on Trump and nuclear war

A new military conflict on the Korean Peninsula or in the Middle East would be nothing short of catastrophic.

Dear MoveOn member, 

We've been witnessing a dangerous war of words between Donald Trump and North Korean officials.

This does not make our nation any safer and is only serving to bring us closer to an all-out war.

And let me tell you: A military conflict on the Korean Peninsula would be nothing short of catastrophic.

That’s why I spoke last week from the House floor, calling for an end to Trump’s name-calling and saber rattling and for Congress to pass Representative Ted Lieu’s No First Use legislation that would prevent Trump from unilaterally launching a preemptive nuclear strike without a declaration of war by Congress.

Please watch a one-minute video of my floor speech now. And please share this call to action with your family and friends.


(Not on Facebook? Click here to watch the video on YouTube.)

A war with North Korea would put tens of millions of lives at risk, and the looming threat of nuclear war only heightens tensions.

And now, there is also a very real threat that Trump could de-certify the hard-won Iran deal, which has successfully prevented an all-out war in the Middle East.

In North Korea—and in Iran—diplomacy is the only answer. The U.S. must pursue diplomacy and reach a peaceful solution that does not put U.S. troops and families in danger. Direct talks are our best opportunity for resolving this conflict without the use of force. And yet Trump’s warmongering is taking us further and further away from that path forward.

Please help make sure your family and friends are paying attention to what’s happening—because there is something we can do, together, to help reduce the threat of nuclear war.

As always, it's good to be with MoveOn members like you, Eddie, in our common work for justice and peace.

Thanks for all you do.

–Representative Barbara Lee

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