Join us, Wednesday, November 18, for a Ploughshares Fund post-election nuclear policy forum. Learn about the national security outlook for the next administration and how excess nuclear spending can fund higher national priorities such as responses to Coronavirus, racial injustice and climate change.
This is a deliberately post-election event. Unlike all other instruments of war, nuclear weapons are the president’s weapons. Only the commander in chief can authorize their use. With this authority comes the responsibility for presidents to take the lead on transforming nuclear policy so these weapons are never used again. Whoever is elected as next president of the United States will have a unique opportunity to reshape US nuclear policy.
While previous events were limited by space and travel constraints, this year's meeting will be available to registrants via Zoom.
Rep. Adam Smith and Rep. Pramila Jayapal are confirmed as speakers, with more to be announced!
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA9) has served in the US House of Representatives since 1997 and is the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees the annual defense bill; and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA7) has served in the US House of Representatives since 2017 and is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Other congressional leadership and experts in the field, including grantees and partners working to create a safe and secure future, will be announced. Save the date by registering today and stay tuned.