Thank you for writing and urging your Representative to support H.R. 2529 and the extension of the New START agreement.
This is a critical effort if we are to prevent a new arms race between the United States and Russia.
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A growing number of Republican and Democratic members of Congress are ready to support New START's extension and need to hear from their constituents if we are to ensure that the limits on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons arsenals—which help keep us from engaging in an expensive and dangerous arms race—remain in force.
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Subject: Send a letter: Save Nuclear Arms Control
I have just written a letter to my Representatives in support of the Arms Control Association’s campaign to “Save New START”—a critical nuclear disarmament agreement between the United States and Russia.
New START is set to expire in 2021. But the U.S. and Russian presidents can extend the treaty—and its irreplaceable verification and monitoring system—for a period of up to five years at any time.
Yet the Trump administration is busy arguing that the treaty is insufficient and must include more of Russia's nuclear arsenal and include China. But such a negotiation, if Trump is serious, would be complex and time-consuming. The first step should be a five-year extension of New START which would provide a foundation for a more ambitious successor agreement.
A growing number of Republican and Democratic members of Congress are voicing support for the treaty's extension, including the leaders of key congressional national security committees.
Please join me in asking your Representative to ensure the limits under New START, which help keep us from engaging in an expensive and dangerous arms race, remain in force by cosponsoring H.R. 2529, the “Richard G. Lugar and Ellen O. Tauscher Act to Maintain Limits on Russian Nuclear Forces" today.