The Congressional Super Committee of 12 legislators are making big decisions about what Congress should do to cut over one trillion dollars from the federal budget. The future of our communities rides on their recommendations.
Call your Senators and Representative and tell them to get their priorities straight. Jobs, not wars! Call TOLL FREE 1-888-784-0527
Friday will mark the ten-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan - the longest war in U.S. history. For the past decade, our federal budget has prioritized wars abroad over our needs at home. The main obstacle to creating jobs for the millions of unemployed and to protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is the Pentagon budget and the costs of the wars. It's time to straighten out these twisted priorities.
Tell your Congressional Representative: Cut the Pentagon budget and bring the tax dollars home from the wars!
Van Jones told the activists gathered in Washington for the Take Back the American Dream conference that, "The war mongers have ruined our country! What if we had a trillion [spent on the wars] to rebuild Detroit?"
And we say, the answer is simple: change the federal spending priorities. It is wrong for 58% of federal discretionary spending every year to goes to the Pentagon, while poverty is higher than ever.
Tell your Senator and Representative: The biggest roadblock to creating jobs and funding human services is the Pentagon budget.
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Thank you for continuing to take action.
Judith Le Blanc
P.S. Membership is what gives us our clout with Members of Congress. That’s how they know Peace Action, through its strength in their state and district. It’s also where 85% of Peace Action’s funding comes from. And, that’s why I mention this to you today, because your membership is important to me and to Peace Action’s efforts to build solid opposition to the war in Afghanistan and to bring our troops home.