START Treaty

| December 15, 2010 Print

ACTION ALERT

Call your Senators: ask them to Vote for Ratification of the START treaty

BACKGROUND

Today the United States and Russia still hold about 90% of all nuclear weapons left from the Cold War. The START treaty would reduce warheads, missiles, launchers, and nuclear weapons arsenals and raise new verification requirements in both the US and Russia.

The START treaty could effectively transform the US’s image and stance on nuclear weapons technology. This treaty is not only vital to our national interest in the fight against nuclear proliferation, but is essential in shifting focus towards long term global security and our moral obligation to respect the integrity of human life.

START was signed by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in April, however ratifying the treaty requires a 2/3rds majority vote by Senate. Your voice needs to be heard in order to compel Senators to make the right choice.

ACTION REQUESTED- Urgent!

Let your voice be heard…CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY

A sample calling script can be found below.

To find your Senators’ contact information/ address click link below. <http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm>

SAMPLE CALLING SCRIPT

Hello! My name is  [….] and I am from [….]. I am a concerned constituent of Senator [Name] and would like to talk to him/ her about the upcoming vote on the START Treaty.

Please connect me with the Staffer covering Foreign Relations.

Hello. My name is [….] from […] and I want to urge the Senator to support ratification of the START Treaty. The treaty promotes respect for human life and dignity. It would reduce nuclear weapons and increase the safety of my family, community, country and the world.

Thank you for your time.

CONTACT INFORMATION
The Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach
Michelle Melcher Knight
Telephone:301.565.4547
mmknight@columban.org

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