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The abolition of nuclear weapons has been the core goal of PSR since its founding in 1961. Tremendous gains have been made since that time, but still thousands of U.S. nuclear missiles remain on hair trigger. New nuclear weapons systems are regularly being proposed by the Department of Defense; one of the most recent, the “bunker buster” bomb, was denied funding thanks in great part to PSR/Maine’s efforts to educate Senator Susan Collins on the public health hazards of such a weapon.
Our current nuclear abolition goal is to use PSR Maine’s access to Senators Collins and King to advocate for reductions in nuclear budget by removing obsolete weapons.
In 2013, Rotary International is engaged in its final work to eradicate polio around the world. In collaboration with national PSR and other PSR chapters across the United States, this work is strategically focused to raise awareness among Rotary clubs with the goal of persuading Rotary International to take on nuclear abolition as its next world wide project. The presentation encompasses the devastating effects of limited nuclear strikes and the famine they could cause. The committee has scheduled Rotary talks over the fall and winter.