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Defuse Nuclear War

We can work together to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons.

Nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to the survival of humanity. Together, we can insist on diplomacy and disarmament — not more militarism. Join in helping to build a movement to defuse nuclear war.


#NoWarInUkraine campaign page

No War In Ukraine!

Join the Effort for Peace in Ukraine

Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and provide your ZIP code to connect.

Hello Senator/Representative __________

My name is _____ and I am a constituent in _____ .

I insist, as your constituent, that you do everything in your power to help diplomatically and peacefully end the war in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian people are suffering enormously, and the international community must work together to peacefully end Russia’s illegal war as quickly as possible.

I urge you to strongly oppose the creation of any no-fly zone in Ukraine or any other means of creating a war between nuclear-armed militaries.

Earnest engagement also includes reconsidering NATO expansion and understanding Russian citizens’ concerns.

We must take seriously the threat of nuclear war and the importance of pushing forward with diplomacy and not engage in another Cold War.

We need U.S. pressure for negotiations, not escalation and not regime change. Let us have peace!

If you’re from Canada email the government here.

Moving Forward from War to Peace

Russia’s war in Ukraine — like the USA’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — should be understood as barbaric mass slaughter. The actions by the Russian government are causing death and suffering, and will further destabilize global security while rendering institutions like the United Nations even more powerless. As always, in this instance Russia has couched its aggression by claiming to act in defense, as the U.S. government often has. 

At this extremely dangerous moment in world history, the only sane course of action is a commitment to genuine diplomacy with serious negotiations, not military escalation – which could easily spiral out of control into nuclear war

Fueling a conflict between the two nuclear superpowers is insanity.

In the process, the perilous history of NATO’s eastward expansion and the threat of further expansion must be faced. Rather than dismissing out of hand the Russian Federation’s current insistence on a written guarantee that Ukraine will not become part of NATO, the U.S. government should agree to a long-term moratorium on any NATO expansion. The U.S. must also continue to reject calls for a No-Fly zone over Ukraine which would result in direct military confrontations between the U.S. and Russia — countries with 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons. We can also show solidarity with anti-war efforts in Russia, condemn the U.S. media for promoting ever more war, and recognize that the suffering people in Yemen, Palestine, Libya, Somalia, and other countries not in Europe have not received the attention Ukraine has… attention that is long overdue.

Diplomacy — not warfare — remains the only hope.

New to foreign policy? Read the RootsAction Education Fund Primer on Foreign Policy for U.S. Congressional Candidates to build a smart foundation.

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Why Diplomacy With Russia Must Continue Despite Ukraine Invasion

The Ukraine Crisis Shows Why We MUST Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Contextualizing Russia's Longstanding Issue With NATO

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How would your life be different without student debt?

Without Student Debt

Tell President Biden: Cancel All Student Debt!

Apply For Student Debt Relief At StudentAid.gov

By canceling $10,000 in student loans for some borrowers (and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients), President Biden has shown he has the power to cancel ALL student debt with an executive order.

Student loans have kept generations of borrowers mired in debt, forcing millions to forgo starting families, achieving financial stability, and building stronger and more secure lives. Student loan debt falls disproportionately on people of color and women, with borrowers at HBCUs graduating with tens of thousands of dollars more in debt than white college graduates. 

President Biden’s partial student loan debt forgiveness is a positive step, but it does not go nearly far enough. We must continue to push for a world #WithoutStudentDebt.

Take action now and share what you would do #withoutstudentdebt:

How would your life be different without student debt?

Student loan repayments are set to begin again Jan 1, 2023.

Here's the countdown:

Call the White House

To call the White House comment line, dial (202) 456-1111

Hello President Biden,

My name is _________ and I am a voter calling from _________.

I am urging you to cancel all student loan debt. You’ve shown you have the authority to cancel student debt via executive order. 

$10,000 is a good start, but I urge you to do more. 

Too many Americans will still be burdened by student loan debt. And only because they weren’t born into wealthy families but still wanted an education. Going to college should not be a burden the poor have to suffer through for a lifetime – even if the monthly payments are lowered. 

A one-time forgiveness is going to leave too many people behind. As your constituent, I urge you to cancel all student debt now! Thank you.

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Campaign - Reject Rahm

Reject Rahm Emanuel To Be Ambassador to Japan

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Discredited former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will soon face a vote in the Senate to become the next U.S. ambassador to Japan — despite his horrible record with communities of color, including his administration’s cover-up of the Chicago police murder of Laquan McDonald and his closures of an unprecedented numbers of public schools and mental health clinics in neighborhoods mostly populated by racial minorities.

Take Action Now to #RejectRahm using the tools on this page.

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Hello Senator __________

My name is _____ and I am a constituent in _____ .

I am calling to urge you to publicly reject Rahm Emanuel’s nomination for Ambassador to Japan.

Emanuel is not at all diplomatic. And as mayor he was a disaster for Chicago — especially for black and brown communities.

His administration covered up the police murder of Laquan McDonald. Emanuel was openly hostile to teachers and he cruelly closed unprecedented numbers of public schools and mental health clinics in neighborhoods mostly populated by racial minorities.

Like Congressman Jamaal Bowman said, “Rewarding Rahm Emanuel’s cover up of Laquan McDonald’s murder with an ambassadorship is not an act that reflects a value of or respect for Black lives.”

As your constituent, I urge you to announce that you will vote against the confirmation of Rahm Emanuel. Thank you.

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