Woolsey Resolution on Nuclear Weapons-Contact your Representative

Representative Lynn Woolsey has reintroduced her Resolution (H.Res. 68)
calling for the global abolition of nuclear weapons, support for the NPT,
ratification of the CTBT, and an end to missile defense and the
weaponization of space. Dear Colleague letters were sent on March 12,19
and 27. So far the co-sponsors are Rep. Tammy Baldwin WI-2, Rep.Raul
Grijalva AZ-7, Rep.Dennis Kucinich OH-10, Rep. James McGovern MA-3,
Rep.Janice Scakowsky IL-9 and Rep Fortney Pete Stark CA-13.

Co-sponsors to date are Rep Tammy Baldwin (WI-2), Rep Sam Farr (CA 17), Rep
Chaka Fattah (PA 2), Rep Raul Grijalva (AZ-7). Rep Dennis Kucinich (OH-10),
Rep James McGovern (MA-3), Rep Janice Schakowsky (Il-9) and Rep Fortney Pete
Stark (CA-13).

Here is the March 19 version. (The first was sent on March 12, with the
heading Honor Our Commitments and the third on March 29 with a quote from
Pope Benedict.)

"A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought" --President Ronald
Reagan and President Gorbachev -- 1985 Summit Dear Colleague: Did you know
that when the U.S. ratified the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in
1970, we agreed to pursue negotiations relating to complete global nuclear
disarmament? Did you know that the U.S. possesses more than 5,500 strategic
nuclear warheads, actively deployed on more than 1,200 strategic nuclear
delivery vehicles? Or that we currently spend more than $6 billion a year
on nuclear weapons research, development, and upkeep, compared to the Cold
War era average of approximately $4 billion a year? Getting rid of our
nuclear stockpiles should be the focus of our government, not the creation
of new weapons. That is why I have introduced H. Res. 68. The resolution
calls on the President to implement and observe all NPT obligations and
commitments; declare unconditionally that the U.S. will not use nuclear
weapons first; and end the declared U.S. policy of preventive warfare as a
response to threats from other countries. During this time of heightened
tensions with Iran, the U.S. should lead by example and send a message that
it will pursue disarmament. If you would like to cosponsor this
legislation, please contact Jennifer Goedke of my staff at x55161.

Lynn Woolsey Member of Congress


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