Extend and Expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act
This program provides lifesaving benefits to Americans who, since 1945, have suffered directly from the expansion of the U.S nuclear weapons industry.
Acting in Solidarity with Victims of Nuclear Testing
Frontline communities are making their voices heard loud and clear. We must fulfill our commitment to the downwinders, uranium workers, and atomic veterans whose health was sacrificed decades ago for our government’s nuclear weapons program.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Are Not Just History: The Horrors of Nuclear Weapons Live On
On this somber anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we call on Congress to recognize, apologize for, and provide compensation for the lasting damage the U.S. nuclear program has caused, both at home and abroad.
Progress for Nuclear Testing Victims—But More is Needed
This week, we celebrated a vote in Congress to preserve the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), which recompenses individuals sickened by U.S. nuclear weapons activities. As momentum builds for nuclear accountability, our elected officials should pledge to support compensation for irradiated communities who have been left out.
Nuclear Testing Compensation and the Power of Constituent Advocacy
As U.S. leaders navigate the ongoing nuclear crisis with Russia, those who have suffered from decades of less publicized nuclear fallout deserve our nation’s attention as well. With an entire network of constituents and radiation exposure survivors speaking out, we believe legislators will do what’s morally right for the people whose lives and health were unwittingly sacrificed in the creation of our nuclear arsenal.
Nuclear fallout ignores state lines: Lon Burnam and Istra Fuhrmann
Nuclear fallout does not respect state lines or dates on the calendar. It is long past time to compensate Texans, New Mexicans, and downwinders of the 1945 Trinity Tests.
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