Council for a Livable World – 2009-02-11 22:47:54
(February 9, 2009) — Help prevent $1 billion in funding for nuclear weapons infrastructure programs. When the House of Representatives created its version of the economic stimulus bill, no funding for the nuclear weapons complex was included.
However, upon the Senate’s work, $1 billion was added for the National Nuclear Security Administration, the part of the government responsible for our nuclear weapons programs, (though not, as far as we know, to actually build new nuclear weapons).
Members from both houses of Congress will meet this week to iron out a final version of the bill, and YOUR VOICE COULD MAKE A CRITICAL DIFFERENCE!
• Please write to your Senators and Representative to oppose any funding for nuclear weapons infrastructure programs as part of the economic stimulus bill!
I am deeply concerned that the economic stimulus package contains $1 billion in funding for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Weapons Activities.
Today’s economic crisis calls for critical action. Americans need jobs, healthcare, and basic needs – not funding for our nuclear weapons infrastructure.
In addition to the need for the money elsewhere, President Obama, former secretaries of state, and thousands of people across the country have pledged support for a world free of nuclear weapons. This is a moment for dramatic change in U.S. nuclear weapons policy, not a moment to throw a billion dollars at them – particularly when it is needed so badly elsewhere.
I strongly urge you to oppose any funding for nuclear weapons infrastructure programs as part of the economic stimulus bill.