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Tell President Obama: We Need Words AND Action in Hiroshima via Union of Concerned Scientists

At the end of May, President Obama will be traveling to Japan for a gathering of world leaders. While there, the president may visit Hiroshima or Nagasaki, the sites of the horrific US atomic bombings in August 1945, which injured or killed hundreds of thousands of people and completely devastated both cities. It would be a historic visit—the first by a sitting US president. If he goes, he must stress that nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to humanity, make us less safe, and can never again be used.

But going to one of these cities and giving a speech is not enough. Actions always speak louder than words.

Write to President Obama today and urge him to go to Hiroshima or Nagasaki to announce real, concrete steps he will take to reduce the risk of nuclear threat before leaving office.

Seven years ago, President Obama inspired the world with his historic speech in Prague in which he laid out a promising vision leading to the “peace and security of a world free of nuclear weapons.” But today, we seem to heading in the wrong direction, toward another frightening global nuclear arms race. The risk of nuclear weapons use may be increasing, not decreasing.

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