The Citizens Agenda for Common Security and Disarmament By the Year 2000
WHEREAS, a peaceful world requires the abolition of nuclear weapons and a new approach to international relations based on common security for all countries rather than dangerous attempts at military superority;
WHEREAS, we want our children to grow up in a nation and a world where the homeless are housed, the elderly are secure, the unemployed can find work, and poverty, racism and sexism no longer exist;
THEREFORE, the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges the President and Congress of the United States to:
- Redirect national resources away from the military and toward meeting human needs. Fund jobs and housing.
- Declare a halt to nuclear testing. Negotiate a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Stop funding the Star Wars. Honor existing arms control treaties.
- Negotiate a 50% reduction in strategic nuclear arms (START Treaty). Halt production and deployment of new nuclear weapons.
- Negotiate cuts in conventional forces in Europe as a follow-up to the progress achieved in nuclear cuts in the INF Treaty.
- Halt military and covert intervention. Respect other countries' right to self-determination. Strengthen international peace-keeping institutions including the U.N.