Sean Meyer

Manager of strategic campaigns

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Mr. Meyer has been a public policy advocate and communications professional since 1985. From 1988 to 1991, he was the National Field Coordinator for the UCS security program, and later served as a lobbyist/field organizer for the Professionals’ Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control. Subsequently, he served in senior marketing and communications positions for a marketing and advertising firm, and ran his own communications firm—Sean Meyer Communications—from 2003 to 2007. He rejoined UCS in 2007, where he oversees UCS engagement and education of the scientific community and the general public on security and nuclear power safety issues. Areas of expertise: Nulcear power safety, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, nuclear terrorism, grassroots organizing, issue advocacy

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Lessons From A Small-Town Fire Department On Prevention, Preparation, and Leadership

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The COVID global pandemic lays bare the consequences of when our leaders fail to lead and fulfill their most solemn duty—protecting those they are supposed to serve. Our president and every member of Congress could learn a great deal by better understanding what public safety officials in my town and in towns across the country do every day.  Read More

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Nuclear Weapons and the 2020 Presidential Race: High Demand, Little Debate, Little Knowledge

Last year, I spent a couple of hours at a park in Cambridge, Mass asking passers-by who they thought was involved and had the authority to launch US nuclear weapons. Not surprisingly, most people incorrectly assumed that “Congress,” the “military,” the “Joint Chiefs of Staff” or “the experts” had some say.  And when they learned that under current policy, the US president has sole decision-making authority over nuclear weapons their responses included “spooky,” “worried” and “not good.”  Not good, indeed.
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Well-Deserved Recognition: ICAN Wins Nobel Peace Prize

For most of my professional life going back to the late 1980’s, I have been a nuclear weapons organizer/campaigner.  It’s my life’s work.  Over all these years, no group of campaigners has impressed me more than the good folks with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).  Their skill, passion, energy, professionalism and unrelenting doggedness is truly inspiring in our mutual pursuit of a safer world free of nuclear weapons. Read more >

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Historic Treaty Makes Nuclear Weapons Illegal

Remember this day, July 7, 2017. Today, history was made at the United Nations and the nuclear status quo was put on notice and most of the world stood up and said simply, “Enough.” Read more >

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The Vienna Conference on Nuclear Weapons

I recently returned from the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons (HINW14), the third such conference since March 2013 spearheaded by a number of international civil society organizations and non-nuclear weapons states. These states are growing increasingly impatient with the nuclear weapons states in their lack of progress toward global disarmament—as they pledged to do in Article VI of the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).  Read more >

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