Peace Action Applauds Introduction of the Hold the LYNE Act to Stop New Nukes
For Immediate Release: September 18, 2018Contacts:PaulKawika Martin, Peace Action, 951-217-7285 cell, firstname.lastname@example.orgGabe Murphy, Peace Action, 510-501-3345 cell, email@example.comPeace Action Applauds Introduction of the Hold the LYNE Act to Stop New NukesWashington, D.C. — September 18, 2018 — In response to Reps. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) John Garamendi (D-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introducing bicameral legislationto prohibit research, development, production and deployment of a“low-yield” nuclear warhead for the Trident D-5 missile, PaulKawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs atPeace Action, released the following statement:“I don’t understand how anyone thinks building new ‘more-usable’ nuclearweapons will make us safer, when by definition, their creation increasesthe likelihood that nuclear weapons will be used. Building new weaponslike the ‘low-yield’ warhead for the D-5 Trident missile also adds fuelto the new nuclear arms race currently underway at tremendous costs totaxpayers. Thankfully, Reps. Adam Smith (D-WA), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and others introduced the ‘Hold theLYNE Act’ to stop these dangerous, wasteful weapons. With the power tolevel cities, describing these weapons as ‘low-yield’ is the biggestmisnomer since the creation of the demilitarized zone in Korea, whichremains one of the most heavily armed regions on the planet. Insteadof jump-starting a new arms race, we need to return to steadfastdiplomacy to reduce and eliminate the world’s nuclear arsenals.”Founded in 1957, Peace Action (formerly SANE/Freeze), the United States’largest peace and disarmament organization, with over 100,000 paidmembers and nearly 100 chapters in 36 states, works to abolish nuclearweapons, promote government spending priorities that support humanneeds, encourage real security through international cooperation andhuman rights and support nonmilitary solutions to internationalconflicts. The public may learn more and take action at www.PeaceAction.org.