Target: U.S. President Joe Biden
Humanity & Inclusion needs your help! In January 2020, President Donald Trump reversed an Obama administration policy and decided to allow the U.S. military to again use landmines in conflicts around the world. In June 2022, President Joe Biden again barred the United States' use, production, stockpiling, and transferring of anti-personnel landmines, with the exception of on the Korean Peninsula, if necessary.
These landmines are outdated and inaccurate weapons of war that kill and maim thousands of innocent men, women, and children every year. More than 70% of landmine victims are civilians.
By signing this petition, you are helping us tell President Biden and his administration to go one step further. 164 countries—including all of the members of NATO except the U.S.—have signed the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, and it’s due time we join them. The U.S. participated in the Ottawa process to draft this international agreement to ban landmines, but never adopted or signed it.