Wellstone Club Resolution In Support of Nuclear Arms Control – March 2019

Written March 2019, to be submitted to the California Democratic Party Resolutions Committee:

Whereas: The U.S. has announced that it is walking away from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an agreement made between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1987 to eliminate nuclear
weapons deployed in Europe that put the continent on a trip-wire to nuclear war; and the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which limits the number of US and Russian strategic nuclear weapons, is set to
expire soon, with no renewal in sight; and

Whereas: The US has also withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement that prevents Iran from building or acquiring nuclear weapons; and

Whereas: Russia and the U.S. are taking steps that reverse the peace-making arms control agendas of the post-Cold War era, and are instead enhancing and expanding their nuclear arsenals, thereby heightening the
danger of deliberate or accidental nuclear holocaust;

Therefore, Be It Resolved: That the California Democratic Party urges the Congressional Delegation from California to vigorously:

1) advocate US adherence to the INF Treaty and reject legislation that funds nuclear weapons systems which the INF Treaty bans;
2) support U.S. diplomacy to negotiate continuation of the INF Treaty, renew START, and honor the JCPOA agreement; and
3) advocate negotiations to eliminate all nations’ nuclear weapons, in keeping with the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty passed by the U.N. in 2017.

Therefore, Be It Further Resolved: That copies of this resolution be transmitted officially to all members of California’s Congressional delegation.