Welcome to The American Sovereignty Campaign (TASC). TASC brings together a broad, diverse and distinguished group of supporters – including national security officials and experts, business leaders and NGOs – to urge the Senate to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty now.
Here you will find the supporting documents and testimonials that demonstrate the overwhelming support for immediate ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty. As you will see, the need for action is greater than it has ever been in order to protect and expand America’s sovereignty and national and economic security. We urge you to become a supporter, to be a vocal advocate and would welcome you as a member of the Campaign. America’s future and prosperity depends on it.
The United States has abided by the terms of the treaty since the Reagan Administration, but cannot secure its rightful claims until the U.S. Senate ratifies the treaty. Ratification would dramatically extend American sovereignty off U.S. shores, protect vital U.S. economic interests and ensure global freedom of movement for U.S. armed forces.
Ratification is needed now more than ever to protect U.S. economic and security interests, including, for example, America’s legitimate claims to the vast areas of the Arctic, which, absent U.S. ratification, can be encroached upon by other nations; U.S. worldwide commercial access to undersea communications cables that keep America connected across the globe; American rights of passage, navigation and safety along critical maritime transit routes, including through the South China Sea and the Strait of Hormuz; and access to economically important minerals, including rare earth minerals used in advanced technology products.
TASC members are committed to working with all stakeholders toward immediate Senate action to expand American sovereignty and protect vital national security and economic interests by ratifying the Law of the Sea Treaty.