By Loulena Miles

The U.S. nuclear weapons and military budgets increased dramatically under Donald Trump and sickeningly, will increase again under Joe Biden. But this year’s check has not yet been signed by Congress.

Now is a great time to get on the horn to Sens. Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier and ask them to take a leadership role in cutting these hugely bloated budgets. Why are they growing? The United States continues to push the envelope in promoting the development of new nuclear weapons, a pivotal one right here in the Bay Area at Livermore Lab – the W87-1 Warhead. The entire Bay Area sits in the Livermore Lab’s environmental impact zone for plutonium and other radioactive and hazardous materials releases from this research.

We don’t need these nuclear weapons, we don’t have money for these weapons, and we don’t want the cancer this research causes. Call and ask that the budgets be slashed.

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