Support the Inclusion of New Mexicans in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)! via Beyond the Bomb

Send a clear message to your representatives that after sidelining the people of New Mexico for 75 years, it is time to finally include them in the amendments of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).

New Mexicans became the first victims of the atomic bomb on July 16, 1945. The Trinity Test site lays in the middle of the four counties of Lincoln, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro — and to this day, these areas have reported high rates of cancer, birth defects, and other issues that can be linked to the nuclear fallout released at Trinity.

For decades, New Mexicans have continually been left out of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)
 despite actively seeking restitution to include New Mexico in this act specifically as an affected party. Compensation has been provided to parts of Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.

We need to be explicitly clear that supporting the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2019 (
H.R.3783 andS.947) is the least Congress can do to make amends for the testing that continues to harm people and the planet. New Mexicans were unwilling and unknowing victims of the explosive birth of the nuclear age and deserve compensation.

Ask your representatives to take action and support these impacted communities today!

Here to write to your representatives.

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