Rep. Marti Anderson introduced House Resolution 3 on January 14, 2019. The resolution calls for Iowa's Member of Congress to support legislation that calls for No First Use and prohibits funding for new "low yield" nuclear weapons which lower the threshold for use.
Rep. Anderson previously introduced legislation in 2018, but leadership refused to assign the resolution to a committee, so it did not make it out of the drafting office.
As of February of 2018, “More than half of Iowans see the nuclear armament of North Korea as a major threat to world peace, according to the latest Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll.” The easier it is for the President to launch a nuclear weapon, the more worried North Korea is about building their own nuclear stockpile. By introducing this legislation, Rep. Anderson is listening to constituents and taking proactive steps to cool international tensions and build a more peaceful world.
Rep. Marti Anderson
Marti Anderson is a Des Moines native who graduated from Des Moines’ St. Joseph’s Academy in 1969. She earned her BA in social work from UNI, and her MSW from the University of Iowa. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker.
Marti began her social work career at Broadlawns Medical Center. She was director of Polk County Victim Services. Marti was the first service director at the Polk County Family Violence Center. She also served as the first Community Services Coordinator at what is now Prevent Child Abuse Iowa. Until retirement from the state in June 2011, Marti served 22 years as founding director of the Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division.
Marti is Ranking Member on the Public Safety Committee. She also serves on the Human Resources, Environmental Protection, and International Relations Committees, as well as the Senate/House Justice Appropriations Sub Committee. Marti has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2013.