Women Legislators' Lobby

Reclaiming “Our Authority” Resolution Campaign Toolkit

You have the opportunity right now to be heard and make a difference. With your unique position as a state legislator, we at WiLL believe you are the key to raising awareness of and infusing reason into our country’s nuclear weapons policies. You can help your constituents sleep better at night by showing them through example that when lives are on the line no issue is too elite or too complicated to try to understand and take action on. 

WiLL is here to help you lead on this issue. We've compiled the following information to help get you on track and feel comfortable taking a stand against reckless use of the world's most destructive weapons. 

This page will continue to be updated with resources and tools. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to sblake@wand.org. 

 

 Sample Resolution available here 

Click the link above to view the sample resolution, which can be edited to suit each state's needs.
To download as a Word document, click "file" in the top left corner and then select "Download as".
To edit as a Google doc, click "file" and then select "Make a copy..." 

Resources

NEW! Talking Points on Sole Authority includes core messages, how to clarify misconceptions, and refute opposition.

One-pager contains background information about the campaign and why you should support it. 

"Whose Finger Is on the Button? Nuclear Launch Authority in the United States and Other Nations" a policy resource from Union of Concerned Scientists.

Helpful tips for writing Op-Eds which includes interesting facts and figures as well as a recently published Op-Ed by our friends at the Arms Control Association. 

Sample Letter to congressional delegations in support of Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, to be signed by legislators in your state capitol. 

 

Planning to introduce a resolution in your state? We can help! Email sblake@wand.org for media support, grassroots mobilization, and other assistance. 

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