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Alert #26: Contents at a glance
June 1, 2004
1. June fundraiser and leadership call
1. June fundraiser and leadership call.
It is a pivotal time in nuclear history, nationally and internationally. It is also a pivotal time in New Mexicos nuclear history, a time when our state is drifting toward deeper identification with its military-nuclear industries. Our state is now Americas primary workshop for nuclear weapons; 46% of the U.S. budget for nuclear warheads and bombs is spent here. The managers of our labs, acting on their own and through our elected representatives, push each year for higher weapons budgets, new weapons, new targets, and new factories to build them in. We are resisting these developments in several ways, and we would like you to join us.
There are two principle ways to do this. The first is to write a check or visit the secure portal on our web site at http://www.lasg.org and make a credit card donation. Directly and indirectly, the average American household pays $62 each year for nuclear weapons design and production, roughly another $150 for nuclear weapons delivery systems, and another $73 for waste management. What if just 1% of U.S. households gave as much or more to fight against nuclear weapons as we all pay to promote and build them?
Some generous donors have stepped forward to offer an equal match for Study Group donations received, so every dollar you give is worth two to the cause. We have defeated these kind of proposals before and we know how to do it, but it does take people working together and it does take money. Wont you join us?
The second way to help is by getting involved by coming to the events above, learning more about the issues, recruiting your friends, and discovering the ways in which your unique skills and standpoint can make a distinctive contribution to nuclear disarmament and a culture of peace and justice in New Mexico. We dont have your skills, or your voice, and cant even try to replace them. But we can and will help you be heard.
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