Jamie DeMarco

Program Assistant for Nuclear Disarmament and Pentagon Spending


Jamie DeMarco

Jamie DeMarco lobbies members of Congress, mobilizes constituents, manages the Nuclear Calendar, and supports the Quaker Nuclear Disarmament Program. He grew up in Baltimore and currently attends Adelphi Monthly Meeting in MD.

Jamie holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. His thesis analyzed concentrations of 4-methylimidazole, a potential carcinogen, in commercial alcohol products. Last year he worked for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, striving to increase renewable energy in Maryland.

Jamie lives with three Quaker housemates in College Park, MD. Outside of work he enjoys running, camping, and practicing acro-yoga.

jamie@fcnl.org

Articles by Jamie DeMarco

Update House Votes to Increase Pentagon Spending 

The House of Representatives voted this week for a military policy bill that increases Pentagon spending by $70 billion – a number that is higher than even the $54 billion increase that President Trump has requested.

Update Taking it Home 

Witnessing the UN discuss a nuclear weapons ban

Lobbying in Washington for nuclear disarmament has not been easy of late. It is sincerely an emotional challenge to face day after day the growing threat of a new nuclear build up (or worse).

Action Alert Stop New Nuclear Warheads 

Support Senator Markey's legislation to limit funding for an unnecessary, destabilizing nuclear cruise missile.

Background Resources on Pentagon Spending 

The United States should not increase the military budget as some Congressional leaders are urging. Review four fact sheets on why a Pentagon spending increase will be a waste of funds and not make America any safer:

Statement Keep Trump's Finger off the Button 

Support for the "Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act"

New legislation would require President Trump to get approval from Congress before starting a nuclear war.

Update Mr. Rex Tillerson's answers on nuclear weapons issues 

read the full transcript of his nuclear weapons remarks

FCNL and other national faith organizations requested that senators ask Mr. Tillerson about his stance on nuclear weapons during his nomination hearing for the position of Secretary of State. Senators Shaheen and Markey did ask Mr. Tillerson about his stance on nuclear issues.

Update Washington Post Finds $125 Billion in Pentagon Waste 

The United States spends too much on war making efforts, and it is clear that we squander billions and billions of dollars in the process.

Costs for Proposed New Nuclear Weapons 

November 2016

Over the next 30 years, the United States is likely to spend one trillion dollars on the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Approximately one third of that expense will be on the design and construction of unnecessary new nuclear weapons.