Arms Control and Militarism

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April 24, 2007

The Administration has requested $119 million in the FY '08 Federal Budget to develop the nation's first new nuclear bomb in two decades - the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW).

This program will make the United States less, not more secure, and seriously undermines the Nuclear Non-...

April 24, 2007

The administration has asked for $119 million for fiscal year 2008 to enable the Energy Department, in conjunction with the Defense Department, to design and develop a program to replace current nuclear warheads. Arms control advocates and some members of Congress are concerned that the...

October 26, 2006

The following is a quick update on issues with which we were engaged this fall. Congress was not able to complete its work and will return after the election for a “lame duck” session. Those sessions are often unpredictable but especially so if there are significant changes in the...

September 7, 2006

Despite Department of Justice statistics that show that in 2004:

Incidents involving a firearm represented 6% of the 4.8 million violent crimes of rape and sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault The FBI's Crime in the United States estimated that 66% of the 16,137 murders...

April 5, 2006

"Jesus, you spoke with passion, you acted without fear, and we remember. Help us when we have to speak out, to speak the truth and without malice to speak." – Collect from A New Zealand Prayer Book

Increase the Federal Minimum WageFor ten long years, Congress has failed to pass an...

April 4, 2006

Given the unique threats our nation faces in the world today, the United States should place itself at the forefront of international efforts to halt the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The U.S. has rightly criticized nuclear-weapons programs in other countries, and has expressed growing...

January 5, 2006

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

DOMESTIC              Federal FY’06 Budget               Katrina Response Legislation               Protecting the Arctic Refuge               Minimum Wage/Living Wage               Temporary Assistance to Needy Families               Violence Against Women Act (VAWA...

July 14, 2005

United States Senate Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator: We are writing to express our strong opposition to S. 1082, a bill that would strip the District of Columbia’s voters and elected officials of the power to pass gun laws.

The citizens of the District of Columbia should have...

June 2, 2005

The Episcopal Church long has supported the goal of total nuclear disarmament and the implementation of the international Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. "[I]n accordance with our faith in Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace," the 1994 General Convention called upon U.S. leaders to "pursue...

June 1, 2005

URGE CONGRESS TO SAY NO TO NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Despite the fact that Congress blocked funding for new nuclear weapons in 2004, the Bush administration this year has revived its proposal for a new generation of nuclear weapons, often described as "bunker busters." Last month, two House...

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