Thanks for writing a letter about Tuesday's critical hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This must be the beginning of a vital and overdue re-examination of U.S. nuclear weapons decision-making and authority.
Now, can you please spread the word before Tuesday's hearing so we can get every Senator on the committee there in person? It is vital they attend, listen, and engage the witness on this unchecked presidential authority.
- “Time to Review Nuclear Launch Policy,“ by Daryl Kimball and Kingston Reif, The Hill, Nov. 13, 2017
- “Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance,” Arms Control Association Fact Sheet, Oct. 2017
- “Take Nuclear First Use Off the Table,” Arms Control Today, July/August 2016
- “Nuclear Declaratory Policy and Negative Security Assurances,” Arms Control Association Fact Sheet, June 2016
- “U.S. Negative Security Assurances at a Glance,” Arms Control Association Fact Sheet, Sept. 2012
Lastly, but most importantly, your membership in the Arms Control Association helps us communicate the strength of our support to your Members of Congress. You can join or renew your membership by visiting https://armscontrol.org/join.
Director for Communications
Arms Control Association
Copy and paste this email to friends to spread the word::
Dear [your friend's name],
I have just learned about a critical hearing taking place on Tuesday in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The chairman, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), will be convening a discussion on U.S. nuclear weapons decision-making and authority.
This is a vital opportunity for our Senators to understand how risky it is that we currently provide the president sole authority over the launch of US nuclear weapons. Leaving such a momentous decision in the hands of a single person is a dangerous situation. SFRC chairman, Bob Corker, has expressed concerns that President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric could push us into “World War III.”
It’s important that every Senator who is a member of the committee attend and post direct and actionable questions to the witnesses, which will include a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces and a former high-ranking Pentagon official. It is also important that this be the beginning and not the end of an overdue re-examination of U.S. nuclear decision-making and authority.
The Arms Control Association has prepared a letter you can send directly to your Senator on the Committee.
Can you join me and write a letter? Click here: https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/SFRCHearing