June 15, 2007
Darcy Scott Martin /
The Bush administration is adamant about building a new generation of nuclear weapons called the "Reliable Replacement Warhead" (RRW). There's still a chance to kill this costly and dangerous idea, but it's up to the Senate.
The Bush administration is adamant about developing and building a new generation of nuclear weapons (they're calling it the "Reliable Replacement Warhead" (RRW) program). There's a chance to kill that terrible idea, but it's up to the Senate.
Right now, Senate leaders are drafting their spending bill that could terminate the nuclear weapons program entirely. This is our best shot to end funding of new nuclear weapons. Email your Senators and tell them to support an Energy and Water Appropriations bill that cuts all spending for new nuclear weapons.
Recently, the House threw a wrench in the administration's expensive and unnecessary nuclear program by denying the President's funding request for new nuclear weapons.1 The Senate should follow the lead of the House by cutting all funding for the Reliable Replacement Warhead Program in their spending bill. We should be working to make the world a safer, more peaceful place, not funding and building more nuclear weapons.
Decisions about this bill are being made now. So be sure to email your senators today and ask that they do everything they can to call for a bill that cuts all funding to the nuclear weapons program.
We have a real chance to end funding for nuclear weapons, but the Senate needs to hear from as many of us as possible. After you've taken action, be sure to send this message onto your friends so they can get involved.
Darcy Scott Martin is TrueMajority's Washington Director
• 1 - 'New Nuclear Warhead's Funding Eliminated,' Washington Post, May 24, 2007.
• More Info.:You can read more about the RRW program at the Union of Concerned Scientists website.
Here is the message we'll send to your senators:
The Senate is working on drafting the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which would define spending for the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) program.
The House of Representatives recently cut all funding for the RRW program in their bill and, hopefully, the Senate will terminate this program.
We should be working to make the world safer, not funding and building more nuclear weapons. Please use your elected position and influence to call for a bill that cuts all funding for new nuclear weapons.
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