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The Congressional Switchboard is 202-225-3121. Toll-free: 866-220-0044 or 800-833-6354

The postal address for any member of Congress:

Representative (Name)
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington DC 20515

or
Senator (Name)
U.S. Senate, Washington DC 20510

IMPORTANT CURRENT AND PAST LEGISLATION

* Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act by DC's Congresswoman, Eleanor Homes Norton (HR-1334)

* Rep. Woolsey's Nuclear Disarmament Convention Resolution (H.Res. 82)

* Rep. Markey's Stockpile Stewardship Resolution - H.Res. 74

Representatives and Senators have been provided to help you put your thoughts together, below.

If you don't know who your Representative is, you can search by your zip code at the weblinks provided below. You should be able to find your Congressional leaders' D.C. office addresses and phone numbers, state addresses and phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. You can obtain fax numbers and (if missing) email addresses by calling the legislators' offices. If your Representative serves on the House Armed Services or Foreign Affairs Committees, you will get quickest results, we're told, by addressing him or her in care of those Committees.

House Armed Services Committee
2120 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4151
Fax: (202) 225-9077

House Foreign Affairs Committee
2170 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515 USA
(202) 225-5021 | HIRC@mail.house.gov

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E-Mail, phone, or fax the United Nations, and particularly the Nuclear Powers:
- China: E-mail: chnun@undp.org
- France: E-mail: fraun@undp.org, Phone:011-33-147-42-8100, Fax:011-33-147-42-2465
- India: E-mail: indun@undp.org, Phone:011-91-11-301-3040, Fax:011-91-11-301-6857
- Israel: E-mail: pm@pmo.gov.il, Phone:011-972-270-5555, Fax:011-972-266-4838
- Pakistan: E-mail: pakistan@undp.org, Telex:5742
- Russia:E-mail: webmaster@gov.ru, Phone:011-70-95-925-3581, Fax: 011-70-95-205-4219
- UK: E-mail:gbrun@undp.org, Phone:011-44-171-270-3000, Fax:Not Available
- USA: E-mail: president@whitehouse.gov | vice-president@whitehouse.gov, Hotline:202-456-1111 and 202-456-1414 (0 for live operator), 9-5 Monday-Friday; Fax:202-456-2461; Write: c/o White House, Washington D.C. 20500


SAMPLE LETTER TO REPRESENTATIVES
(Letter to Senators)

(Add your own first and last paragraphs, please!)

The Hon. __________________________
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington DC 20515

Dear Representative _________________

I ask you please to actively co-sponsor Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's "Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act" (HR-1334), which she has introduced ten times, most recently on April 1, 2011.

This legislation is a timely vehicle by which Congress can signal its intent to abide by Article 6 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. With international revelations by retired generals and admirals that nuclear weapons are unsafe, unnecessary, and insane -- with the July 8, 1996 World Court decision that nuclear weapons could and should be illegal -- with India and Pakistan first testing, and then calling for a U.N. convention to ban nuclear weapons worldwide -- with the development, use, and growing rejection of deadly depleted uranium weapons -- with development of weapons in space -- with the growing global pressure for abolition of nuclear weapons -- with constituents everywhere still looking for the "Peace Dividend" -- this bill's time has come.

Since it goes into effect when ALL countries possessing nuclear weapons join the U.S. in nuclear disarmament and conversion of their war machines, it offers very little security risk and a great deal of good public relations. Domestically, it marks those funds formerly needed to produce and deploy nuclear weapons for conversion and cleanup .

How this might work.

How this might work.

In June 1998, the Brookings Institute published a book, "Atomic Audit," also known as the "Nuclear Weapons Cost Project" (http://www.brookings.org/FP/PROJECTS/NUCWCOST/WEAPONS.HTM). According to the Washington Post, this book proves that the U.S. government spent over 5.8 trillion dollars on nuclear weapons up to that time. It would be interesting to know how much has been spent on maintenance of existing nuclear weapons, and research and development of new nuclear weapons, since 1998.

Why not spend the money instead on the future: the first few years to be spent paying workers to retrain while arms manufacturers (of all varieties) to retool their factories to MASS-PRODUCE clean energy systems such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydrogen, hydro, and other quite marvelous systems which have already been built and PROVEN?

The advantages to this are clear:

a. Nuclear power plants which can produce nuclear weapons grade materials for warheads, and DO produce hideously dangerous waste which lasts for thousands of years, and which scientists still don't know what to do about, can instead stop producing any more waste and contain the existing waste WHERE IT IS for the moment.

b. Fossil Fuels are not the answer; some scientists predict that the world will run out of fossil fuels by the year 2050. Also, fossil-fuel energy systems are said to be causing the greenhouse effect, the hole in the ozone layer, global warming.

c. Whoever gets into the clean / renewable / non-nuclear, non-fossil-fuel energy businesses will make LOTS of money, just as the automobile, aviation, computer, and weapons industries did. Government subsidies may be necessary for startup, but taxpayers won't have to subsidize these new energy industries for long. If Lockheed and GE, etc., were to convert from making missiles to hi-tech clean-energy non-nuclear systems, the problem would be nearly solved. Indeed, a number of major arms and energy providers are doing basic research in renewable energy. What's needed, though, is national legislation to lure those giants into mass-producing windmills, geothermal and solar systems, rather than missiles and guns, not just in the U.S. but across the world. Given the reluctance of U.S. politicians to do the intelligent thing, it may take the pressure of worldwide prosperity, based similar concepts, to convince the U.S. government that this idea makes absolute sense.

Please advise me that you have added your name to the list of active co-sponsors of Delegate Norton's "Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act." This bill can launch a peace dividend that will be emulated around the world.

Sincerely,

Name:
Address:
email / website:
fax / phone:

Initial Draft by Proposition One Committee
PO Box 26, Tryon NC 28782 USA - et@prop1.org

_______________________________________________

LETTER TO U.S. SENATORS
Washington DC 20510

Dear Senator :

Please introduce into the Senate a mirror of the House Bill, "Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act" (HR-1334), introduced by Washington DC's delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton ten times, most recently on April 1, 2011, in respect of successful DC voter Initiative 37, and co-sponsored by a number of Representatives in prior sessions.

I ask you please to actively co-sponsor Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's

This legislation is a timely vehicle by which Congress can signal its intent to abide by Article 6 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. With international revelations by retired generals and admirals that nuclear weapons are unsafe, unnecessary, and insane -- with the July 8, 1996 World Court decision that nuclear weapons could and should be illegal -- with India and Pakistan first testing, and then calling for a U.N. convention to ban nuclear weapons worldwide -- with North Korea and Iran exercising their rights to emulate U.S. arsenals -- with thedevelopment, use, and growing rejection of deadly depleted uranium weapons -- with development of weapons in space -- with the growing global pressure for abolition of nuclear weapons -- with constituents everywhere still looking for the "Peace Dividend" -- this bill's time has come.

Since it goes into effect when ALL countries possessing nuclear weapons join the U.S. in nuclear disarmament and conversion of their war machines, it offers very little security risk and a great deal of good public relations. Domestically, it marks those funds formerly needed to produce and deploy nuclear weapons for conversion and cleanup.

How this might work.

How this might work.

In June 1998, the Brookings Institute published a book, "Atomic Audit," also known as the "Nuclear Weapons Cost Project" (http://www.brookings.org/FP/PROJECTS/NUCWCOST/WEAPONS.HTM). According to the Washington Post, this book proves that the U.S. government spent over 5.8 trillion dollars on nuclear weapons.

Why not spend the money instead on the future: the first few years to be spent paying workers to retrain while arms manufacturers (of all varieties) retool their factories to MASS-PRODUCE clean energy systems such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydrogen, hydro, and other quite marvelous devices which have already been built and PROVEN?

The advantages to this are clear:

a. Nuclear power plants can produce nuclear weapons grade materials for warheads, and DO produce hideously dangerous waste which lasts for thousands of years, and which scientists still don't know what to do about. Therefore, we must stop producing any more waste and contain the existing waste WHERE IT IS for the moment.

b. Fossil Fuels are not the answer; some scientists predict that the world will run out of fossil fuels by the year 2050. Also, fossil-fuel energy systems are said to be causing the greenhouse effect, and the hole in the ozone layer.

c. Whoever gets into the clean / renewable energy business(es) will make money, just as the computer industry has. Government subsidies may be necessary for startup, but taxpayers won't have to subsidize these new industries for long. If Lockheed and Marietta and GE, etc., were to convert from making missiles to hi-tech clean-energy devices, the problem would be nearly solved. Indeed, a number of major arms and energy providers are doing basic research in renewable energy. What's needed, though, is legislation to lure those giants into mass-producing windmills, geothermal and hydrogen fuel systems, rather than missiles and guns.

You can start in your own state. Please advise us that you will introduce into the Senate the "Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act" (HR-1334). This bill can launch a peace dividend that will be emulated around the world.


PLEASE INTRODUCE INTO THE SENATE

A MIRROR BILL TO:

"Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act" (HR-1334),

SEC. 1. The `Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Conversion Act'

To provide for nuclear weapons abolition and economic conversion in accordance with District of Columbia Initiative Measure Number 37 of 1992, while ensuring environmental restoration and clean-energy conversion.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION AND ECONOMIC AND ENERGY CONVERSION.

(a) In General- The United States Government shall--

(1) by the date that is three years after the date of the enactment of this Act, provide leadership to negotiate a multilateral treaty or other international agreement that provides for--

(A) the dismantlement and elimination of all nuclear weapons in every country by not later than 2020; and

(B) strict and effective international control of such dismantlement and elimination;

(2) redirect resources that are being used for nuclear weapons programs to use--

(A) in converting all nuclear weapons industry employees, processes, plants, and programs smoothly to constructive, ecologically beneficial peacetime activities, including strict control of all fissile material and radioactive waste, during the period in which nuclear weapons must be dismantled and eliminated pursuant to the treaty or other international agreement described in paragraph (1); and

(B) in addressing human and infrastructure needs, including development and deployment of sustainable carbon-free and nuclear-free energy sources, health care, housing, education, agriculture, and environmental restoration, including long-term radioactive waste monitoring;

(3) undertake vigorous, good-faith efforts to eliminate war, armed conflict, and all military operations; and

(4) actively promote policies to induce all other countries to join in the commitments described in this subsection to create a more peaceful and secure world.

 

(b) Effective Date- Subsection (a)(2) shall take effect on the date on which the President certifies to Congress that all countries possessing nuclear weapons have--

(1) eliminated such weapons; or

(2) begun such elimination under established legal requirements comparable to those described in subsection (a).


Sincerely,

(Add your name here:)
_____________________________________________________________

Ellen Thomas, Proposition One Committee / The Conversion Project, http://prop1.org

Some other signatories:

Corbin Harney, Spiritual Leader, Western Shoshone Nation; Shundahai Network, http://www.shundahai.org

Mitzi and Peter Bowman, Coordinators - Don't Waste Connecticut,

Alice Slater, New York - GRACE Public Fund, http://www.gracelinks.org

B. J. Armstrong, Peace Action, http://www.peace-action.org/

Ms. B.J. Medley, ECO - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bob Kinsey, Colorado Peace and Justice Task Force, Rocky Mountain Conference, United Church of Christ

George Crocker, Executive Director, North American Water Office, Lake Elmo MN

Bruce A Drew, Communications Director, Prairie Island Coalition, Minneapolis MN

Edith Villastrigo, National Legislative Director, Women Strike for Peace, DC

David Crockett Williams, Global Peace Walk 2000, California, http://www.globalpeacenow.org

Dennis F. Nester, The Roy Process, Phoenix AZ, http://members.home.net/theroyprocess

John Hallam, Friends of the Earth, Sydney, Australia, http://homepages.tig.com.au/~foesyd

Bruce K. Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space - Florida, http://www.globenet.free-online.co.uk

Greg Wingard, Exec. Dir., Waste Action Project, Seattle WA

Owen Berio - Dawn Watch - Washington http://dawnwatch.org

James McGuinness, Shundahai Network; Seeds of Peace; NucNews

Kathy Dorn, Irradiation Free Food Hawaii

Michael D. Casper - Penn State U., Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

Pat Broudy, Nat'l Association of Atomic Veterans

Petra Moessner, Dallas, TX, Abolition Caucus Member

Molly Johnson, Save Ward Valley - CA, http://www.earthrunner.com/savewardvalley/

Scott Mathern-Jacobson, Catholic Worker, Fargo ND

Sheila Baker/Blaine Metcalf, War Resistors League, San Luis Obispo, CA

Bill Smirnow, Nuclear Free New York

Dan Fahey, Military Toxics Project - DU

Sylvia Zisman, New Jersey, Hiroshima Day Remembrance Committee

Donna & Tom Howard-Hastings, Wisconsin, Laurentian Shield Resources for Nonviolence

Vina Colley (PRESS), Portsmouth/Piketon Residents for Environmental Safety and Security - Ohio

Chris Ney, Disarmament Coordinator, War Resisters League - New York, http://www.nonviolence.org/wrl

Helen Caldicott MD, Founding President, Physicians for Social Responsibility; STAND, http://www.noradiation.org/caldicott/

Pamela S. Meidell, Director, The Atomic Mirror / Abolition 2000: A Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Mike Ewall, Dir, Pennsylvania Environmental Network, Nuclear Waste & Green Energy Leadership Teams, http://www.penweb.org/

Frances L. Fox, Monterey, CA 93940

Ak Malten, Global Anti-Nuclear Alliance, The Netherlands, http://www.cornnet.nl/~akmalten/welcome.html

Jill Stallard - UK, Abolition Caucus Member

Solange Fernex, President, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) - France

Mary Byrd Davis, Iggdrasil Institute, Georgetown, KY

Marvin Lewis, Philadelphia, PA 19136

Jean Clautaire-Frerreys Pouele, Executive Director, EARTH ACTION-CONGO

Malla Kantola, Committee of 100 in Finland

Di McDonald, Nuclear Information Service (NIS) Britain

Peer de Rijk, WISE International, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

William F. Santelmann, Jr. - Massachusetts, Metro-Boston Committee to De-Alert Nuclear Weapons

Bonnie Urfer, Nukewatch, Luck WI

Ward & Dorothy Hodge, Grawn, Michigan 49637

Kay Cumbow, Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination, MI

Anna C. Tucker, Virginia Veterinarian

Alice Zachman, Director, Guatemala Human Rights Commission

Daniel Simuie, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Richard N. Salvador, Pacific Islands Association of NGOs, Honolulu, Hawaii

Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment) , Livermore, California, USA http://www.igc.org/tvc/

GreenPlanet Social Justice & Ecology Network, Windsor, Ontario Canada, http://www.mnsi.net/~cea

Harry Rogers, Carolina Peace Resource Center, Columbia SC

Colby Lowe, Peace Action, Fairfield, CT

Alexey Yablokov, President, The Center for Russian Environmental Policy, Moscow

Women in Black - Gulfcoast, Florida

Joan Drake,
Coralie Farlee,
Moya Atkinson,
Womenís International League for Peace & Freedom - Washington, DC

Jenefer Ellingston,DC Statehood Green Party, Washington, DC

Sonia Silbert, Coordinator, Washington Peace Center, Washington, DC

David Krieger, President, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA

Ralph Hutchison, Coordinator, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Oak Ridge, TN

The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action, Princeton, NJ

Liz Woodruff, Executive Director, Snake River Alliance, Boise, ID

Carol Urner, Womens Intíl League for Peace and Freedom, Portland, OR

Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Asheville, NC

Lewis Patrie,
Don Richardson,
Robert F. Howarth,
Western North Carolina, Physicians for Social Responsibility (WNCPSR), Asheville, NC

Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, New York, NY

Maureen Headington, President, Stand Up/Save Lives Campaign, Burr Ridge, IL

Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Baltimore, MD

Steven Starr, MT(ASCP), Senior Scientist, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Clinical Laboratory Science Program Director, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO

Jerry Stein, Board President, The Peace Farm, Amarillo, TX

Glenn Carroll, Nuclear Watch South, Atlanta, GA

Adele Kushner, Action for a Clean Environment, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Paul Gallimore, Director, Long Branch Environmental Education Center- Big Sandy Mush Creek, Leicester, NC

Linda Seeley, Terra Foundation, San Luis Obispo, CA

Toby Blome, Code Pink, San Francisco, CA

B. Geary, Citizens Action for Safe Energy, Tulsa, OK

Elizabeth Barger, PeaceRoots Alliance, Summertown, TN

Lucy Nichol, Central VT Women's Int'l League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)

Flo Chessin,
Rita Jankowska-Bradley,
Missoula Women for Peace-WILPF

Diane Cardin-Kamleiter,
Jackie Mirkin,
Edie Daly,
Enid Mirkin,
Brenda Riontino,
Kath Madden-Moxon,
Gina Castellano,
Women in Black, Gulfcoast, Florida

Bob Darby, Coordinator, Food Not Bombs, Atlanta, GA

Don E Wirtshafter, J.D., Wirtshafter Law Office, Athens, OH

B Wardlaw, Takoma Park, MD

Jessie Brooks, McLean,VA

Thomas Rivell, San Jose, CA

Hattie Nestel, VT

Beth Adams, MA

Laurie Solomon, Battleground, WA

Leila Pettijohn, Jamaica, NY

Victoria Regina-Furr, Leicester, NC

Madeline Keller, Missoula, MT

Glynis Lumb, Religious Society of Friends

Jim Powell, El Reno, OK

Susan Rona Warren

Mary Ayers

Debbie Kavanagh

Charlotte & Bob Scuorzo


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