Urge Senators Sanders and Warren to Help Prevent a New Nuclear Arms Race
There are still nearly 15,000 nuclear weapons on the planet—and around 1,800 US and Russian nuclear weapons are still on hair-trigger alert—ready to launch in a matter of minutes. What's more, there is a plan to spend more than a $1 trillion over the next 30 years on a new generation of nuclear weapons which will spur a brand new global nuclear arms race and divert critical funds from other pressing domestic and national security needs.
We need congressional leaders to speak out forcefully on this critical issue.
Urge Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders to make nuclear weapons a high priority in the coming months and years.
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Please Make Reducing Nuclear Threat a Priority
Dear Senator Warren and Senator Sanders,
Like many Americans thirsting for real change, I am grateful for your powerful leadership and hard work on a range of critical issues affecting people, our planet and our future. Today, these very people, our planet, and our future continue to be at great risk from the threat posed by the world's 15,000-plus nuclear weapons and dangerous, Cold War-era policies.I am writing to urge you to make nuclear weapons a high priority in the months and years ahead. Please use your national stature and credibility to help build opposition to the current plans to build a whole new generation of nuclear bombs, missiles, bombers, and submarines at a cost of $1 trillion over the next 30 years.Many experts warn we are on the cusp of a new global nuclear arms race, which will steal our critical funds from other important needs and make us all less safe. But today nuclear weapons get scant attention from Congress and the public--and we need a real national discussion about them, and we need many more people to be paying attention to the very real risks and costs they impose on us all.I'm counting on you to help make that happen.
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