Draft Resolution on “More Usable” Nuclear Weapons

WHEREAS,  Along with the climate crisis, nuclear war with its concomitant nuclear winter poses the threat of human extinction.

WHEREAS,  HR 6840, a bicameral Hold the LYNE (Low Yield Nuclear Explosive) Act has been introduced by Representatives   A. Smith,  T. Leiu,  J. Garamendi and E. Blumenauer plus Senator E. Markey to prohibit any funds from being used for the research, development, production or deployment of such a new warhead.

WHEREAS,  In 1982, the citizens of California passed the Nuclear Freeze
(proposition 12) and in 2012, along with other cities, the West Contra Costa County city councils of Richmond, El Cerrito and San Pablo passed New Priority resolutions calling for redistributing military spending to address social and environmental needs.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the El Cerrito Democratic Club endorses  HR  6840.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be sent to our Congressional representatives, the California Council of Democratic Clubs and any California Democratic Party body capable of taking any similar action.

Submitted by Elizabeth (“Betty”) Brown, member ECDC.