Please Act Today To Prevent Global Nuclear Proliferation! Contact Your Senators Immediately!
Dear Natural Law Party Supporter,
After tying up the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in committee for over two years, the U.S. Senate has suddenly scheduled a vote on this crucially important legislation for as early as Tuesday, October 12. The treaty, which would ban nuclear tests and thus help prevent the development and spread of advanced nuclear weapons, has already been signed by 150 nations. However, it will almost certainly be defeated in the Senate, due to strong Republican opposition on mainly partisan grounds.
THE DEFEAT OF THIS BILL WOULD BE A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER.
Some Republican and Democratic leaders, joined by the White House, are trying to postpone this critical vote in order to provide more time to rally Republican support. But no such postponement is yet in place. IF THIS VOTE PROCEEDS, IT WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTES OF OUR TIME.
IF YOU HAVE A REPUBLICAN SENATOR, PLEASE CALL HIM OR HER TODAY toll-free at 1-888-449-3511 and say that you are in favor of ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Or email your Senator(s) from their websites at http://www.senate.gov (see sample letter below).
More than 30 Nobel laureates in physics have already urged the Senate to approve the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, calling it "central to future efforts to halt the spread of nuclear weapons." As a nuclear physicist, I vigorously support this position. Please join us by taking action today to safeguard humanity against the threat of nuclear arms.
John Hagelin, Ph.D. Presidential Candidate, Natural Law Party
I urge you in the strongest possible terms to support the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty when it comes to a vote in the Senate. The defeat of this treaty would send the worst possible message to nations around the world and would almost certainly result in increased nuclear proliferation and even another global arms race. Passage of the treaty, in contrast, would be a major step for reversing this situation and continuing the reduction of nuclear weapons.
Please help preserve national and global security by voting in favor of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. I look forward to your response.
[Your Name] [Your Address]
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