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"Forget the Rest" blog


updated: 01-11-18

It is a pivotal time in nuclear history, nationally and internationally. It is also a pivotal time in New Mexico’s nuclear history, a time when our state is drifting toward deeper identification with its military-nuclear industries. Our state is now America’s primary workshop for nuclear weapons; 46% of the U.S. budget for nuclear warheads and bombs is spent here. The managers of our labs, acting on their own and through “our” elected representatives, push each year for higher weapons budgets, new weapons, new targets, and new factories to build them in. We are resisting these developments and we would like you to help us!

There are several ways to do this. See below for several options! One way is to mail a check to our office at: Los Alamos Study Group, 2901 Summit Place NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106. Or contribute by credit card through PayPal here.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the US will spend $1.242 trillion on nuclear weapons over the coming 30 years. With ~118 million US households, this works out to $351 per US household per year. It does not include environmental cleanup of the nuclear warhead complex.

Study Group board member and former senior Department of Energy official Robert Alvarez notes that if legacy costs such as tearing down buildings and cleaning up contaminated sites (to some degree -- full cleanup is impossible) are included, the bill comes to $1.74 trillion, or $492 per household per year.

What if just 1% of U.S. households gave as much or more to fight against nuclear weapons as we all pay to promote and build them?

Become a sustaining donor!

Consider becoming a sustaining donor to the Study Group and contributing a specified amount each month. Being able to depend on a regular income of a certain amount in sustaining donations each month provides organizations such as ours a chunk of stability, especially if other periodic donations are on a temporary downward trend. Just fill in the form here and mail it back to us!

Your valuable contributions can take many forms:

Become a sustaining donor;
Mail a check to the Study Group at our address above;
Donate on-line via PayPal;
Donate stock (thus avoiding capital gains and the associated taxes);
Donate your car, boat, or real estate;
Remember the Study Group in your will and/or estate plans; or

Ask Sunpower by Positive Energy Solar to install a photovoltaic system at your home or business; when the project is complete they will give the Study Group $500. You must mention our referral when you contract with them!

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!

"Mere praise of peace is easy, but ineffective.
What is needed is active participation in the fight
against war and everything that leads to it."
- Albert Einstein

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