Calling about START

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on the proposed START treaty this week.

Calls to the DC offices of Senators are considered most effective at this point in the process.

DC Office phones for key Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee:

Georgia – Senator Johnny Isakson (202) 224-3643
Idaho – Senator James Risch (202) 224-2752
Mississippi – Senator Roger Wicker (202) 224-6253
Tennessee- Senator Bob Corker (202) 224-3344
Wyoming – Senator John Barrasso (202) 224-6441
For other offices, the Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121

Here's a simple message suggested by WAND (Women's Action for New Direction):

“Hello, my name is [your name]. I am a voter calling from [city, town], and I want to urge Senator [Senator's name] to support ratification of the New START treaty. I am hopeful that Senator [Senator's name] will support this treaty and the goal of a more safe and secure future when he votes on the Treaty in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday. Could you please make sure the Senator gets this message?”

The Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Free World provides information on how to do a phonebank.

Recognizing the need to address the threat of nuclear weapons as part of living into God's peace, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has made a number of statements about such weapons through the years. The Assembly has called  for the U.S. and Russia to reduce their arsenals to 1,000. The Assembly has also called for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction.

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