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.
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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
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?