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ACTION ALERT: Progress on Nuclear Weapons. Tell Congress to Follow Through


April 7, 2010
Ben Cohen / True Majority

The country's stack of strategic nuclear warheads has stayed at the same crazy level for nearly 20 years. Until now. The new nuclear arms reduction treaty which President Obama plans to sign this week with Russia's President Medvedev will start cutting those stockpiles again. It's a fantastic step toward closing the book on the Cold War, at last. That is, IF the Senate approves the treaty.

http://act.truemajorityaction.org/p/7002/bluepetition?petition_KEY=156

Like a lot of you, I've been working to reduce our dangerous and expensive nuclear weapons stockpile for a lot of years. Remember when Jerry and I first came out with the Peace Pop, back in 1988, to call attention to the need to change our priorities?

And those of you who have been reading these emails for a while know that when I started TrueMajority we always had nuclear disarmament as a top priority. Hard to improve the world for our kids if we blow it up first!

Well, unfortunately we haven't been making much progress for a while. In fact, the country's stack of strategic nuclear warheads has stayed at the same crazy level for nearly 20 years.

Until now. The new nuclear arms reduction treaty which President Obama plans to sign this week with Russia's President Medvedev will start cutting those stockpiles again. It's a fantastic step toward closing the book on the Cold War, at last. That is, IF the Senate approves the treaty.

That's where we all come in, as usual -- making sure our elected officials stick to the will of US, the people. And as usual, we've made it really easy. Just click here to add your nameto the petition put together by our friends at Global Zero and join list of Americans who want to dismantle thousands of nuclear weapons by approving this treaty.

More than 20,000 TrueMajority members have already signed on, and Global Zero will be delivering the names to world leaders next week, so make sure yours is one of them.

There will be a lot more to do before we achieve our goal of total nuclear disarmament. But this is real, and important. Making changes like this is why we started TrueMajority -- so sign your name, pass the message on to your friends and seize the moment.

THE MESSAGE
We, the undersigned, believe that to protect our children, our grandchildren and our civilization from the threat of nuclear catastrophe, we must eliminate all nuclear weapons globally. We therefore commit to working for a legally binding verifiable agreement, including all nations, to eliminate nuclear weapons by a date certain.

Ben Cohen is the Founder of Truemajority.org and co-founder of Ben & Jerry's.

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