Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Take Action - Nuclear Arms Verification START Treaty

From AAUW member Dolores LaChance:

The Senate is currently considering ratification of the new START Treaty.

The goals of the START Treaty, to reach a near term reduction of nuclear weapons with mutually agreed verification, will make for a stable strategic relationship between the two nations.This would be the first arms control treaty between the United States and Russia in a decade.

The START treaty calls for regular inspections and timely exchanges of information regarding nuclear arsenals. It would not only reduce the number of deployed nuclear weapons in both the United States and Russia but could also influence other nations to follow suit.

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations passed the new START Treaty by a bipartisan vote in September 2010 after months of hearings and support from high ranking members of the previous seven administrations.

The Senate should ratify new START

1. Tell your Senators to ratify the new START Treaty

2. Send this alert to other concerned citizens – your grassroots network, your friends, neighbors and coworkers. Encourage them to contact their Senators today!


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