Below is a sample letter sent to each of our Colorado Congressional Representative and Senators’ Colorado Office. It would be great if you could pen a letter in support of these points to them as well. Just google their name and get the addresses from their web sites. If you get a response please share it with us by sending it to kinsey_65 @msn.com.
Scott Tipton (CO-3)
Doug Lamborn (CO-5
Diana DeGette (CO-1)
Ken Buck (CO-4)
Ed Permutter (CO-7)
Joe Neguse (CO-2)
Jason Crow (CO-6)
Senator Michael Bennet
Senator Cory Gardner
The Colorado Coalition for the Prevention of Nuclear War
To: Representative xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
As members of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability we would usually be seeking a visit with you in Washington DC. But given the current stay at home regulations we write to you to share our concerns and seek your positions on three main issues related to US nuclear weapons activities.
Our government seems to head in two directions at once. Direction 1: a $1.7 TRILLION Nuclear Security Administration modernization of the weapons complex. Direction 2: President Obama receiving a Peace Prize for calling on both the world and the U.S. to walk the cooperative path toward reduction and elimination of nuclear weapons (including the six nation joint treaty with Iran.)
We use the NPT which has status as international law, only to enforce non-proliferation by the hawkishly labeled “evil empires” (Iran, Iraq, North Korea) but not with countries we claim as friends. The most egregious example of this is Israel with its large and illegal nuclear arsenal. Yet we continue military aid to Israel while they violate international law regarding the human rights of the Palestinian people? Will you vote to end this aid so long as Israel flouts international law?
The nuclear modernization program increases our capacity to produce new, supposedly more “useable” nuclear weapons and delivery systems in direct violation of the spirit and letter of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Should we be committing resources on a path to another nuclear arms race?
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the nuclear clock to two seconds to midnight. Imagine NASA’s modernization dollars committed to mitigation of climate change and environmental degradation. Imagine restoring National Nuclear Security Administration reductions in clean up rather than increased spending for this nuclear “modernization”. The recent decision of the Broomfield City Council to withdraw from the Jefferson Parkway was based on the fact that clean-up of Rocky Flats radioactivity was inadequate and that human activity there may be life threatening. Mitigating climate change and restoring the environment , require cooperation among all the nations of the world and not another arms race. Please restore the NNSA clean up funding instead.
Your views and intended actions are important to us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely and with gratitude for your years of service,