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Freeze the Nukes, Fund the Future

Yesterday the Washington, DC WAND staff attended a press conference with Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) and other local peace and security organizations to publicize the Congressman’s letter to the Super Committee proposing substantial cuts in spending on the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal.

As the Markey letter indicates, cost savings should come from spending on the Cold War-era U.S. nuclear arsenal which still exceeds 5,000 nuclear weapons. We are now spending about $50 billion per year on nuclear weapons and related costs. The letter says that we should “freeze the nukes so we can fund the future.”

A total of 65 U.S. Representatives signed the letter urging the Super Committee to reduce the deficit by cutting nuclear weapons spending! Check below to see if your Representative signed on to the Markey letter.

Your calls to your Representative about the Markey Letter to Freeze the Nukes Fund the Future made all the difference. Thank you!

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Arizona

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

California

Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA)

Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA)

Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)

Rep. George Miller (D-CA)

Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA)

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)

Colorado

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)

DC

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Florida

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

Georgia

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)

Hawaii

Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

Illinois

Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL)

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Iowa

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA)

Kentucky

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)

Maryland

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

Massachusetts

Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA)

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)

Rep. William Keating (D-MA)

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)

Rep. Richard Neal (MA)

Rep. John Olver (D-MA)

Rep. John Tierney (D-MA)

Maine

Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME)

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Michigan

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI)

Minnesota

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)

New Jersey

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)

New York

Rep. Timothy Bishop (D-NY)

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY)

North Carolina

Rep. David Price (D-NC)

Ohio

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)

Oregon

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

Pennsylvania

Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA)

Tennessee

Rep. Steven Cohen (D-TN)

Texas

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Vermont

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)

Virginia

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA)

Washington

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)

Wisconsin

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)

 

 


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