California Action Alert: April 9 Call-in Day to Cut Nuclear Weapons

By April 8, 2013

Californians have a unique role to play in reducing dangerous stockpiles of nuclear weapons as well as helping to reduce the deficit. Our Senator, Dianne Feinstein, is the Chair of the committee that oversees the nuclear weapons budget, and is one of the most important leaders in the Senate on the issue.

That is why an urgent Statewide Call-in Day is planned for Tuesday, April 9th, to show Sen. Feinstein that Californians want to cut spending on nuclear weapons.

Current plans will have the U.S. spend up to $500 billion in the next decade on these weapons, in direct contradiction to the growing bipartisan consensus that we could safely cut our nuclear arsenals now and cut billions of dollars from the federal deficit.

If we want Sen. Feinstein to take the lead in cutting billions in nuclear weapons spending, she needs to hear from you right now. Please join thousands of people across California joining forces to call Sen. Feinstein on April 9th!

Call Senator Feinstein at (415) 393-0707. Here is a suggested message:

“My name is ____ and I live in _____. I am calling to ask Senator Feinstein to cut wasteful spending on nuclear weapons.”

Please call Sen. Feinstein on April 9th and help us keep her phone ringing off the hook.

 Keep calling after April 9th, the date is not as important as making sure your voice is heard.

More information
A number of former top military commanders and statesmen agree that our current nuclear weapons policy is wasteful and dangerous.
In the video documentary Nuclear Tipping Point, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Colin Powell concludes, “the one thing I convinced myself of after all these years of exposure to the use of nuclear weapons — is that they were useless. They could not be used.”

New York Times article quotes former USSTRATCOM commander Gen. James Cartwright as calling for large cut in our arsenal. Gen. Cartwright hits the nail on the head when he says, “The world has changed, but the current arsenal carries the baggage of the cold war.”

Read the latest in a series of OpEds by two prominent Democrats and two prominent Republicans (George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger, and Sam Nunn) calling for the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.
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