|Suggested beginning of all letters
To Senators Dodd and Lieberman:
- Introduce a resolution in the Senate so we can strengthen the
Nuclear -Non-proliferation Treaty
- Cosponsor S1914 to oppose production of new forms of nuclear
weapons until a review is conducted
- Work to take our nuclear weapons off of hair trigger alert
- Raise these issues in the Presidential election.
To House Representatives:
I urge you to Co-sponsor House Res. 68 which calls for the
strengthening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Sample Letter One:
The Bush Administration is leading us into a new nuclear arms
race by pursuing the creation of a new generation of nuclear weapons
. A new nuclear arms race is not what we need right now. The United
States should set an example to the world by agreeing to the terms
of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty which calls for reductions
in all nuclear arsenals as part of the process of preventing the
proliferation of nuclear weapons through out the planet.
Sample Letter Two
The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty calls for reduction of
nuclear weapons on the part of the nuclear nations in return for the
commitment of the non-nuclear nations to not develop nuclear
weapons. This treaty is being dismantled by the Bush administration
insistence on aiding India in its nuclear power and weapon program
and it's push to develop a new generation of nuclear weapons. Let us
preserve the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty for future generations.
Sample Letter Three
I am very concerned about the fact that nuclear weapons are being
considered in regard to the conflict with Iran. I am also concerned
that the Bush Administration wishes to develop so called "
usable" nuclear weapons. We need to put nuclear weapon
disarmament on the nation's agenda before these horrible weapons are
Please use one of the talking points as a basis of a short letter
you can write now.
1. The Article 6 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty calls
for all nuclear nations to reduce their nuclear weapon arsenal in
return for the non-nuclear nations remaining non-nuclear. This
treaty has been the basis for controlling the spread of nuclear
weapons, up until recently , but it is being threatened by the aid
the Bush Administration is giving to India's nuclear program and
plans to develop a new generation of nuclear weapons.
2. The Bush administration is proposing to develop a whole new
generation of nuclear weapons . Some of these may be considered
"usable" due to their smaller size. This is a dangerous
escalation of the arms race and will increase the danger of their
3. The Bush Administration, as well as a number of serious
presidential candidates, are considering first strike use of nuclear
weapons against the people of Iran. The first strike use of nuclear
weapons threatens the future of the human species on this planet.
4. In 1996 the alert system in Russia detected what was thought
to be an oncoming missile and we came close to nuclear war. It is
critical that nuclear disarmament and mutual understanding move
forward to avoid future nuclear standoffs.