california legislature votes to support u.n. nuclear weapon ban treaty, restrict presidential authority for nuclear strike
los angeles – on tuesday, august 28, the california senate voted to approve ajr 33, a resolution introduced by assemblymember monica limón that urges the u.s. to embrace the u.n. treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons and implement important protective nuclear policies. The Senate also approved ajr 30, a resolution introduced by assemblymember cecilia aguiar-curry that supports federal legislation to restrict the president’s sole, unchecked authority to launch a first nuclear strike. both resolutions passed the assembly last week.
ajr 33 was introduced by senator bill monning. monning is well aware of nuclear dangers, having formerly served as executive director of the international physicians for the prevention of nuclear war, winner of the 1985 nobel peace prize.
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