The Time is Now: Reduce the Threat of Nuclear Weapons
In an historic speech in Prague earlier this year, President Barack Obama articulated a bold new approach to addressing the threat posed by nuclear weapons.
Although the cold war ended some 20 years ago, Obama is the first U.S. president to commit to making significant changes in U.S. nuclear weapons policy to reflect new global realities.
President Obama's pragmatic steps toward peace include negotiating a new arms reduction treaty with Russia and seeking Senate approval for the treaty that bans test explosions of nuclear weapons. These steps will reduce the likelihood that more nations and terrorists will acquire nuclear weapons and make the world safer.
These treaties will face strong opposition in the Senate, and we need your help to gain your senators' support. Please write today and urge your senators to work toward reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons.
On April 5, in Prague, President Obama outlined a new approach to addressing the threat posed by nuclear weapons. He clearly recognizes that nuclear weapons have become a security liability rather than an asset, and that U.S. nuclear weapons policy needs to be changed to reflect new global realities.
I strongly support the concrete, pragmatic steps that the president laid out in his speech, including Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), a new U.S.-Russian treaty to verifiably reduce nuclear arsenals, and a global agreement to ban the production of weapons-grade materials. These steps will reduce the likelihood that more nations and terrorists will acquire nuclear weapons and make the world safer.
I urge you to support these initiatives and to vote to ratify the CTBT. Your efforts can help the United States achieve real security.
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