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* 1. US Congress: Several good bills were introduced in Congress last year designed to help prevent nuclear war, but these were not voted on; new bills will likely be introduced in the new Congress. Other bills are sometimes introduced that make the situation worse, for example, by funding new weapons systems.  Congress also has some power with respect to treaties that the U.S. has approved or might consider.

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* 2. Maryland General Assembly: We hope that a new resolution will be introduced in the Maryland state legislature that will be designed to encourage Congress to reduce the threat of nuclear war. If you are willing to contact your three delegates and your senator in support of this resolution, check the boxes as to the methods you might use:

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* 3. City and County Resolutions: We seek to show political support for reducing the threat of nuclear weapons through the time-honored American tradition of debate and passage of resolutions at the local level.  For example, the Baltimore City Council passed an anti-nuclear weapons resolution in August. Montgomery County is in the process of considering one.  Our goal is to have every city and county in Maryland pass such a Back from the Brink and Prohibition Treaty resolution!  How will you help?

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* 4. Growing Our Coalition: Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland is a coalition of Maryland groups committed to the Back from the Brink Campaign and the Prohibition Treaty.  If our movement is to grow, we need to increase the number of organizations that have endorsed the campaign and joined the coalition.

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* 5. Informing the Public: Many people today are unaware of the nuclear danger and the ways in which it can be ameliorated. We need to help people understand, and there are various ways to do so:

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* 6. Influencing the Media

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* 7. Divestment and Referendum: Divestment is a way to cut the profits from nuclear weapons, it is the strategy of “follow the money.” A ballot referendum enables voters to make their voices heard loud and clear—it was used successfully in the Nuclear Freeze movement. Both are big campaigns, but also potentially very powerful.

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* 8. Participating in Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland’s Work: Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland is currently structured as a small, ad hoc, volunteer group that has weekly one-hour conference calls and plans activities as the group thinks necessary and doable.  More could be done with more people involved.

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* 9. Other Things I Will Do to Prevent Nuclear War: Thank you for completing our “activists menu” and for committing to helping end the threat of nuclear war.  If there are other things you will do, please list them here:

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* 10. Name, email, phone number, zip code

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