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Senators Oppose LRSO...

Wednesday, December 15, 2015
Posted by Marylia Kelley

Senator Edward Markey sent a letter yesterday to the President requesting that Obama cancel the new nuclear Long-Range Stand Off warhead and the new cruise missile on which it would be launched.

Senator Dianne Feinstein was one of the first to sign the Markey letter. And, now, Senator Barbara Boxer has added her name. A huge thank you is due to the Tri-Valley CAREs members and friends who made calls to their Senate offices. YOU made the difference!

Now, we are asking our members to call the capitol switchboard at 202.224.3121 to thank our two Senators from California for supporting the cancellation of this horrific, destabilizing new nuclear weapon.

The letter references plans to develop 1,000 to 1,100 new nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, which are projected to cost $20 - $30 billion to build. "Outdated and unnecessary nuclear weapons are relics of the past," write the Senators. "Your administration should instead focus on capabilities that keep our economy and defense strong while reducing the role of nuclear weapons."

Senators signing the letter include Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

Click here to read their letter to the President.