Women gathered to celebrate Women's History Month

How to Prevent Nuclear War

Preventing nuclear war is too important to leave to people who have brought the world to the brink of catastrophe on numerous occasions. An issue of this gravity cannot be left to people who believe the benefits of nuclear weapons outweigh their risks.

You can work to prevent nuclear war today. Here’s how.

  1. Inform yourself. The basic facts about nuclear weapons and nuclear war are not hard to find, and informing yourself on viable political action and strategies to prevent nuclear war is important. The topic can be overwhelming, and it’s sometimes difficult to know who to trust. We encourage people to consult credible sources, to know who those sources are, and to know why those sources are credible. 
  2. Contact your local elected representatives and let them know this issue is important to you. Ask for their support. The more specific your request for support is, the more effective it will be.
  3. To organize to prevent nuclear war, you will need the support of a community. Find like-minded people in your area and work together to write letters to the editor, gather petition signatures, attend rallies, and ask questions at town hall events.
  4. Give any amount of money to support work to prevent nuclear war. Arms producers spend an astonishing amount of money to garner political support for nuclear weapons. The good news is through us you can invest in people and organizations fighting for arms control and nuclear disarmament. This is an easy, significant way to support a dedicated community working to prevent nuclear war.

If you're looking for ways to stay engaged with the topic, read our list of 50 ways to do so.

We can help you every step of the way. You can inform yourself by signing up for our newsletter or following us on social media (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram), where we make a point to emphasize action alerts and community-building events. Ploughshares Fund is uniquely placed to help with monetary support. We are a fund dedicated preventing a new arms race and reducing nuclear threats, both domestically and abroad.

When you give to Ploughshares Fund you are funding essential work that helps to lower the risk of nuclear war. Every dollar you give to Ploughshares Fund goes directly to the cause we support, with nothing subtracted for fundraising or administrative costs.

If your goal is to give money to prevent nuclear war, there is no better way to give than through Ploughshares Fund.

About Ploughshares Fund

Ploughshares Fund has a 36 year history. In 2017 Inside Philanthropy named us the Most Valuable Small Funder and Charity Navigator rated us with 4 stars for our financial management as well as our accountability and transparency.

Ploughshares Fund can be an important part of your efforts to prevent nuclear war. Together, we can build a world where these immoral weapons are consigned to the dustbin of history.


Photo: Women gathered at Velo Rouge Cafe on March 6, 2015 to celebrate Women's History Month and talk bikes. Photo by Taylor Wilson. Flickr / sfbike (cc)