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– Senator Joe Biden
January 28, 2004
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The last U.S. nuclear weapons test was in 1992. The last nuclear weapons test by any nation was in 2017 by North Korea.Thank you for completing our action alert on Amendment #29 to the NDAA in the House. Your Representative has already indicated their support for the prohibition of funding for new nuclear tests. 

Please share this campaign with friends and colleagues in other parts of the country to help us build momentum:

The first nuclear test explosion was detonated seventy-five years ago on July 16, 1945.

After more than 2,000 nuclear test explosions, nuclear testing is a dangerous vestige of a bygone era. We must not go back to that era. Opening the door to testing and inflaming a nuclear arms race is the last thing we need in the midst of current global security challenges.

Read more in our current issue of Arms Control Today, a special issue marking the 75th year of the nuclear age.

Thank you again for your support! 


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My Representative is supporting a prohibition of funding for new U.S. nuclear tests through an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act currently before the House. We need others to join in supporting this amendment. 

The Trump administration is considering conducting a nuclear test as a political ploy in arms control talks with Russia and China. Worse, the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee authorized $10 million specifically for a nuclear test blast if ordered by President Trump.

But this amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will prohibit funding for a demonstration nuclear test explosion in fiscal year 2021.

A U.S. nuclear test would raise tensions with Russia and China and almost certainly trigger an outbreak of nuclear testing by other counties and spur an all-out global arms race. It would unravel the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban treaty and the global taboo against nuclear testing.

This is the last thing we need now as we face multiple security challenges.

The vote in the House will take place THIS WEEK.

Can you write a letter to your Representative?

Click here: https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/tell-house-vote-against-nuclear-testing

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The last U.S. nuclear weapons test was in 1992. The last nuclear weapons test by any nation was in 2017 by North Korea.Thank you for reaching out to your Representative in support of prohibiting funding for new nuclear tests.

Please spread the word and make sure the House hears the message and acts to prohibit funding for new nuclear test explosions.

The first nuclear test explosion was detonated seventy-five years ago on July 16, 1945.

After more than 2,000 nuclear test explosions, nuclear testing is a dangerous vestige of a bygone era. We must not go back to that era. Opening the door to testing and inflaming a nuclear arms race is the last thing we need in the midst of current global security challenges.

Read more in our current issue of Arms Control Today, a special issue marking the 75th year of the nuclear age.

Thank you again for taking action! 


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I have just written to my U.S. Representative calling on them to help close the door on U.S. nuclear testing.

The Trump administration is considering conducting a nuclear test as a political ploy in arms control talks with Russia and China. Worse, the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee authorized $10 million specifically for a nuclear test blast if ordered by President Trump.

But several members of the House have introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit funding for a demonstration nuclear test explosion in fiscal year 2021.

A U.S. nuclear test would raise tensions with Russia and China and almost certainly trigger an outbreak of nuclear testing by other counties and spur an all-out global arms race. It would unravel the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban treaty and the global taboo against nuclear testing.

This is the last thing we need now as we face multiple security challenges.

The vote in the House will take place THIS WEEK.

Can you join me and write a letter?

Click here: https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/tell-house-vote-against-nuclear-testing

Thank you!

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The last U.S. nuclear weapons test was in 1992. The last nuclear weapons test by any nation was in 2017 by North Korea.Thank you for reaching out to your Representative in support of prohibiting funding for new nuclear tests.

Please spread the word and make sure the House hears the message and acts to prohibit funding for new nuclear test explosions.

The first nuclear test explosion was detonated seventy-five years ago on July 16, 1945.

After more than 2,000 nuclear test explosions, nuclear testing is a dangerous vestige of a bygone era. We must not go back to that era. Opening the door to testing and inflaming a nuclear arms race is the last thing we need in the midst of current global security challenges.

Read more in our current issue of Arms Control Today, a special issue marking the 75th year of the nuclear age.

Thank you again for taking action! 


Email a Friend

Friend,

I have just written to my U.S. Representative calling on them to help close the door on U.S. nuclear testing.

The Trump administration is considering conducting a nuclear test as a political ploy in arms control talks with Russia and China. Worse, the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee authorized $10 million specifically for a nuclear test blast if ordered by President Trump.

But several members of the House have introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit funding for a demonstration nuclear test explosion in fiscal year 2021.

A U.S. nuclear test would raise tensions with Russia and China and almost certainly trigger an outbreak of nuclear testing by other counties and spur an all-out global arms race. It would unravel the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban treaty and the global taboo against nuclear testing.

This is the last thing we need now as we face multiple security challenges.

The vote in the House will take place THIS WEEK.

Can you join me and write a letter?

Click here: https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/tell-house-vote-against-nuclear-testing

Thank you!

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Thank you for urging Congress to thwart nuclear testing.

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The last U.S. nuclear weapons test was in 1992. The last nuclear weapons test by any nation was in 2017 by North Korea.Thank you for calling on Congress to close the door on nuclear testing.

Please spread the word and make sure Congress hears the message and acts to prohibit funding for nuclear test explosions.

The first nuclear test explosion was detonated seventy-five years ago on July 16, 1945.

After more than 2,000 nuclear test explosions, nuclear testing is a dangerous vestige of a bygone era. We must not go back to that era. Opening the door to testing and inflaming a nuclear arms race is the last thing we need in the midst of current global security challenges.

Read more about nuclear testing developments in our new Issue Brief, “Reaction to White House Nuclear Testing Proposal Strongly Negative.”

Thank you again for taking action! 


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Friend,

I have just written to my Senators and U.S. Representative calling on them to close the door on U.S. nuclear testing.

The Trump administration is now considering conducting a nuclear test for political signaling purposes, as a ploy in future arms talks with Russia and China. Worse, the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee authorized $10 million specifically for a nuclear test blast if ordered by President Trump. 

This would be the first U.S. nuclear test blast in 28 years. It would unravel the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban treaty and the global taboo against nuclear testing. 

A nuclear test would raise tensions with Russia and China and almost certainly trigger an outbreak of nuclear testing by other counties and spur an all-out global arms race.  This is the last thing we need now as we face multiple security challenges.

Key Senators and members of the House are pushing back. They have introduced bills to prohibit funding for nuclear testing. Votes will likely be held very soon in the House and the Senate on this vital issue.

Can you join me and write a letter? 

Click here: https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/just-say-no-to-nuclear-testing

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Your vote helps us recognize and reward those working to help eliminate the threats from the world's most dangerous weapons.

The winner of the 2019 Arms Control Person(s) of the Year Award will be announced on Friday, January 10, 2020. We will email those who participated in the voting.

We encourage you to share this year's survey via Twitter or Facebook to encourage others to show their support for these individuals and groups. (We encourage "campaigns" for each of the nominees as well if you are inspired to do so!)

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Your vote helps us recognize and reward those working to help eliminate the threats from the world's most dangerous weapons. 

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Thanks for writing to your Senators and Representative urging their engagement on extending the New START agreement with Russia by cosponsoring the "Richard G. Lugar and Ellen O. Tauscher Act to Maintain Limits on Russian Nuclear Forces" bills in the House and the Senate.

These bills are a step in the right direction if we are to prevent a new destabilizing nuclear arms race with Russia.

More Senators and Representatives need to hear from us on this. 

Can you spread the word to keep up our momentum?

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    Subject: Send a letter: Tell Congress to Extend the New START Agreement

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    Dear Friend.

    I have just written a letter to my members of Congress in support of the Arms Control Association’s campaign urging them to support an extension of New START, a crucial nuclear disarmament agreement between the United States and Russia.

    In early August, President Trump officially withdrew the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which since it was signed in 1987, has led to the elimination of nearly 3,000 nuclear-armed missiles from our respective arsenals and helped to end the Cold War.

    Now, New START is the only piece of arms control limiting the world’s two largest nuclear stockpiles. Under this treaty, the United States and Russia are each confined to no more than 1,550 deployed warheads and 700 bombers and missiles.

    New START is set to expire in February 2021, but Presidents Trump and Putin can choose to extend it by five years.

    However, National Security Advisor John Bolton has long been critical of the treaty, and he recently said that, although a final decision has not yet been made, an extension is “unlikely.”

    A growing number of key Republican and Democratic members of Congress are voicing their support for the treaty and its extension. There are bills in each the House and the Senate—both named, “Richard G. Lugar and Ellen O. Tauscher Act to Maintain Limits on Russian Nuclear Forces”—that express support for extending New START until 2026.

    Will you join me by writing to your members of Congress today and urging them to support these pieces of legislation?

    Can you join me and write a letter? Click here: 
    https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/extend-new-start

    Thanks!


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Thank you for writing and urging your Representative to support H.R. 2529 and the extension of the New START agreement.

This is a critical effort if we are to prevent a new arms race between the United States and Russia.  

We hope that you'll help us keep up the momentum by sharing this opportunity with your friends and colleagues on social media.

A growing number of Republican and Democratic members of Congress are ready to support New START's extension and need to hear from their constituents if we are to ensure that the limits on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons arsenals—which help keep us from engaging in an expensive and dangerous arms race—remain in force.

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    Subject: Send a letter: Save Nuclear Arms Control 

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    Friend,

    I have just written a letter to my Representatives in support of the Arms Control Association’s campaign to “Save New START”—a critical nuclear disarmament agreement between the United States and Russia.

    New START is set to expire in 2021. But the U.S. and Russian presidents can extend the treaty—and its irreplaceable verification and monitoring system—for a period of up to five years at any time.  

    Yet the Trump administration is busy arguing that the treaty is insufficient and must include more of Russia's nuclear arsenal and include China. But such a negotiation, if Trump is serious, would be complex and time-consuming.  The first step should be a five-year extension of New START which would provide a foundation for a more ambitious successor agreement.

    A growing number of Republican and Democratic members of Congress are voicing support for the treaty's extension, including the leaders of key congressional national security committees. 

    Please join me in asking your Representative to ensure the limits under New START, which help keep us from engaging in an expensive and dangerous arms race, remain in force by cosponsoring H.R. 2529, the “Richard G. Lugar and Ellen O. Tauscher Act to Maintain Limits on Russian Nuclear Forces" today.

    In peace,


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Thank you for writing and urging Congress to save nuclear arms control.

This is a critical effort if we are to protect highly successful agreements that have prevented a new arms race to date.  

We hope that you'll help us keep up the momentum by sharing this opportunity with your friends and colleagues on social media.  

A growing number of Republican and Democratic members of Congress are ready to support New START's extension and need to hear from their constituents if we are to ensure that the limits on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons arsenals—which help keep us from engaging in an expensive and dangerous arms race—remain in force.

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    Subject: Send a letter: Save Nuclear Arms Control 

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    Friend,

    I have just written a letter to my Senators in support of the Arms Control Association’s campaign to “Save New START”—a critical nuclear disarmament agreement between the United States and Russia.

    With the likely termination of the INF Treaty August 2, New START will be the only treaty limiting the world’s two largest nuclear weapons arsenals.

    New START is set to expire in 2021. But the U.S. and Russian presidents can extend the treaty—and its irreplaceable verification and monitoring system—for a period of up to five years.

    Instead of working towards this goal, the Trump administration is busy arguing that China and Russia’s tactical nuclear weapons must be covered also.

    A growing number of Republican and Democratic members of Congress are voicing their support for the treaty and its extension, including the leaders of congressional national security committees.

    Pursuing talks with other nuclear-armed states, like China, and limits on all types of nuclear weapons is an admirable objective, but such a negotiation, if Trump is serious, would be complex and time-consuming. The first step should be a five-year extension of New START which would provide a foundation for a more ambitious successor agreement.

    Please join me in telling your members of Congress they need to make sure that the limits on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons arsenals—which help keep us from engaging in an expensive and dangerous arms race—remain in force.

    Will you join me in asking your Representative to cosponsor the SAVE Act (S. 1285) and the “Richard G. Lugar and Ellen O. Tauscher Act to Maintain Limits on Russian Nuclear Forces" (H.R. 2529) today?

    In peace,


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THANK YOU for Telling Congress No Funding for U.S. INF Missiles in Europe

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Thanks for writing to your Senators and urging their support for the "Prevention of Arms Race Act of 2019."

This bill is a step in the right direction if we are to prevent a new destabilizing missile race with Russia.

More Senators need to hear from us on this. Can you spread the word to keep up our momentum?

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    Dear Friend,

    I have just written my Senators asking them to oppose funding for new U.S. INF missiles in Europe. 

    The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty led to the verifiable elimination of over 2,500 Soviet and U.S. missiles based in Europe and helped bring an end to the Cold War.
    But now, the United States and Russia have suspended their obligations under the treaty and are on course to withdraw from the agreement in six months.  

    This opens the door for Russia and the United States to develop and field more and new types of ground-launched intermediate-range missiles–a move that would increase the risks of a destabilizing new missile race.

    I have written my Senators to urge their support for the "Prevention of Arms Race Act of 2019," (Bill number S.312) which would prohibit funding for the procurement, flight-testing, or deployment of a U.S. ground-launched or ballistic missile  until the Trump Administration meets seven specific conditions, including identifying a U.S. ally formally willing to host such a system, and in the case of a European country, have it be the outcome of a NATO-wide decision. 

    This bill is a step in the right direction. New U.S. ground-launched cruise deployments in Europe or elsewhere would cost billions of dollars, take years to complete, and are militarily unnecessary to defend NATO allies because existing weapons systems can already hold key Russian targets at risk.

    Our Senators need to hear from us on this. Can you join me in writing a letter to yours?

    https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/tell-congress-no-funding-for-inf-missiles-in-europe

    Sincerely,


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Thanks for writing a letter about Tuesday's critical hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This must be the beginning of a vital and overdue re-examination of U.S. nuclear weapons decision-making and authority.

Now, can you please spread the word before Tuesday's hearing so we can get every Senator on the committee there in person? It is vital they attend, listen, and engage the witness on this unchecked presidential authority.

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We also encourage you stay informed and communicate the seriousness of U.S. nuclear weapons decision-making and authority. Here are some resources to that end:

Lastly, but most importantly, your membership in the Arms Control Association helps us communicate the strength of our support to your Members of Congress. You can join or renew your membership by visiting https://armscontrol.org/join.

Thank you!

Tony Fleming
Director for Communications
Arms Control Association


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Dear [your friend's name], 

I have just learned about a critical hearing taking place on Tuesday in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The chairman, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), will be convening a discussion on U.S. nuclear weapons decision-making and authority. 

This is a vital opportunity for our Senators to understand how risky it is that we currently provide the president sole authority over the launch of US nuclear weapons. Leaving such a momentous decision in the hands of a single person is a dangerous situation. SFRC chairman, Bob Corker, has expressed concerns that President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric could push us into “World War III.” 
 
It’s important that every Senator who is a member of the committee attend and post direct and actionable questions to the witnesses, which will include a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces and a former high-ranking Pentagon official. It is also important that this be the beginning and not the end of an overdue re-examination of U.S. nuclear decision-making and authority. 

The Arms Control Association has prepared a letter you can send directly to your Senator on the Committee. 

Can you join me and write a letter? Click here: https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/SFRCHearing

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