A petition campaign is launching now in support of an important Open Letter that The Nation magazine published just hours ago, “Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security.”
The letter brings into sharp focus the urgent need to protect U.S. elections and reduce the chances of a cataclysmic nuclear war between Russia and the United States.
The signers of the Open Letter include writer and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem; Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg; Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Alice Walker and Viet Thanh Nguyen; Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams; political analyst Noam Chomsky; former New Mexico governor and ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson; TV public-affairs pioneer Phil Donahue; former White House counsel John Dean; The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel; and many others.
Please join with them. Read the short Open Letter and add your name as a signer of the petition supporting it.
“We must reach common ground,” the letter says, “to safeguard common interests -- taking steps to protect the nation’s elections and to prevent war between the world’s two nuclear superpowers.”
RootsAction is proud to be teaming up with The Nation, Just Foreign Policy, World BEYOND War, and Progressive Democrats of America for this petition campaign that literally could help save the world. We hope you’ll participate by signing now.
As the Open Letter says, “No political advantage, real or imagined, could possibly compensate for the consequences if even a fraction of U.S. and Russian arsenals were to be utilized in a thermonuclear exchange.” For the sake of future generations, we must take action now.
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-- The RootsAction.org Team
The Nation: “Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security”