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To Russian President Vladimir Putin, NATO leaders, and all governments:

We citizens of the world demand the Russian Federation and NATO must renounce the use of nuclear weapons. We also urge all parties to ratify the Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons to end the nuclear war threats.​

Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War is working tirelessly to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.

A single nuclear weapon detonated over any city would kill hundreds of thousands of people instantly, leaving hundreds of thousands more with serious injuries. A large-scale nuclear war would destroy life as we know it. It's our duty to prevent this unimaginable horror.I

In collaboration with IPPNW, representing doctors from over 60 countries working to save lives and prevent harm.


Remembering One of Humanity’s Worst Catastrophes Seventy Seven Years On

By John Steinbach - August 9, 2022

August 19 Sandy Springs Webinar video:
Grassroots call for change in nuclear policy

Please check out this very disturbing video
about worldwide famine from nuclear war.


The following certificate was hand-delivered to embassies in DC with individual nation names printed on each one. Volunteers were graciously received by ambassadors who thanked us for our work.



WHEREAS in 1958, 4 nuclear weapons abolitionists sailed a 34-foot ketch, the "Golden Rule", towards the Marshall Islands to protest nuclear bomb tests that were producing globally detectable radioactive fallout, a pioneering action which helped galvanize public attention that led to ratification of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by the United States, the Soviet union and the United Kingdom in 1963;

AND WHEREAS in 2010,  following its second sinking, Veterans For Peace, wooden boat lovers and other volunteers salvaged and restored the "Golden Rule", which is now undertaking a 15-month educational "Great Loop" tour, sailing down the Mississippi and other rivers, around the Gulf of Mexico, down to Key West and Cuba and up the East Coast, through the Great Lakes to Chicago, visiting over 100 ports of call including Washington D.C., Lexington Park, Annapolis and Baltimore, with projected Maryland docking dates in April 2023;

AND WHEREAS Marylanders have repeatedly and increasingly expressed their strong opposition to nuclear weapons in many ways over the years, including by the declaration of "Nuclear Free Zones" in Takoma Park, Garrett Park and Sykesville in 1982 and in Baltimore in 1992, the commitment to work for a ban on nuclear weapons with Mayors For Peace by the mayors of Takoma Park (1985), Baltimore (2008), Cambridge and Easton (both 2011) and Greenbelt (2021), and the passage of "Back From The Brink" resolutions in Baltimore (2018), Montgomery County (2021), City of Frederick and Prince George's County (both 2022), urging the President and Congress to negotiate globally verifiable nuclear arms control treaties, to support  the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, to take specific steps to reduce the possibility of intentional or accidental nuclear war, and to end the plan to spend $1.7 Trillion to replace the nation's nuclear arsenal;

AND WHEREAS the "Golden Rule" and crew will be welcoming the public to free tours of the historic boat at its ports of call and making themselves available for public educational talks at various venues,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED on this 9th day of May, 2023, by the Maryland House of Delegates that the "Golden Rule" is welcome to dock in Maryland waters and all Marylanders are encouraged to visit this historic vessel, to learn its history and to extend every courtesy to the boat and its crew during its time on our shores.

Speaker and House of Delegates of Maryland

Prevent Nuclear War Maryland


Join Us!

We are Marylanders working to reduce the threat of nuclear war by organizing a groundswell of Maryland citizens and organizations to support 1) the national Back from the Brink Call to Prevent Nuclear War; 2) similar resolutions at the state and local government levels; and 3) increase support for UN Treaty to abolish nuclear weapons.                


  "We Can Prevent Nuclear War"
A 9 minute video by Ira Helfand, MD, co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.

Click Here for Online Donations

For Donations by Check:

c/o Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)

P. O. Box 10445

Baltimore MD 21209

with a memo note "for Prevent Nuclear War Md."

Please sign on to the Resolution for the Prince George's County Council.

Read the OpEd "No nukes for U.S., too" 
by Gwen DuBois, Baltimore Sun, June 14, 2018

Click "News" for 4 videos of expert speakers from the anti-nuclear conference of Nov. 17, 2018.


Pro-nuclear power advocacy masks weapons aspirations


So-Called "Limited" Nuclear War Would Actually Be Very Bad and Kill Tens of Millions, Shows New Video

Please watch this amazing animated video about nuclear war


Preview YouTube video What if We Nuke a City?

State councils join ‘back from the brink’ war movement

Edging World Closer to Nuclear War, Trump Deploys 'Low Yield'—More 'Usable'—Atomic Warhead on US Submarine

Song on Youtube: "Sanity VS Doomsday:

"A Resolution to declare there is nothing worse
is needed by Congress to rid this awful curse"


WHEREAS the Nuclear Posture Review may recommend new nuclear weapons; and

WHEREAS a nuclear war can occur by miscalculation, mistake, upon perceived grave threat or by first-strike calculation; and

WHEREAS a nuclear holocaust will end civilization, kill billions of people, and destroy the biosphere of all living things; and

WHEREAS even a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan could create a nuclear winter, killing crops worldwide, starving billions of people and contaminating the earth with long-lived radioisotopes; and

WHEREAS other existential threats to humanity can be reduced by transferring the nuclear weapons budget to climate and disease solutions;

WHEREAS the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been ratified by 56 nations and the only nation ever to have used atomic bombs on people has a special responsibility to lead in nuclear disarmament;

THEREFORE: BE IT RESOLVED that the Congress of the U.S. recognizes and calls on all people to recognize that the highest priority of humanity must be to prevent a nuclear holocaust; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress recognizes there is no threat to humanity and the biosphere greater than a nuclear holocaust; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress recognizes there is no institution, entity or government more important than preventing a nuclear holocaust; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress recognizes only by total nuclear disarmament by all nations and entities can nuclear holocaust be positively prevented; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress recognizes that chemical and biological weapons have been eliminated and outlawed by international agreement with mutual verification, establishing a precedent for nuclear disarmament; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress instructs the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Executive Branch to immediately invite their Russian counterparts to join the U.S. in mutual verification of the safe destruction of nuclear warheads down to a level no greater than of any of the remaining nuclear powers, who will be invited to follow suit.

The Call: Back from the Brink

The danger of nuclear war is real and growing.

We are marching to the brink of a catastrophe that threatens all of humanity. We need to act now.

Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War is a national grassroots campaign seeking to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy and lead us away from the dangerous path we are on. The Call lays out five common-sense steps that the United States should take to reform its nuclear policy. We are asking individuals and organizations around the country to endorse The Call and build a national movement to get the U.S. government to adopt it as its highest national security priority.

Join the campaign and help build a safer world for our children to inherit.

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We call on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by endorsing Back from the Brink's 5 Points

Back from the Brink's 5 Point Plan
  1. Renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first

  2. Ending the sole, unchecked authority of any U.S. president to launch a nuclear attack

  3. Taking U.S. nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert

  4. Cancelling the plan to replace its entire nuclear arsenal with enhanced weapons

  5. Actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals

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"...the fate of the world and the future of the human race, is involved with preventing nuclear war."

John Kennedy, October 13, 1960

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