Help End Wasteful Pentagon Spending to Fund Jobs & Community Services

VA Organizing at teh Richmond, VA post office on April 15, 2013

VA Organizing at teh Richmond, VA post office on April 15, 2013

Today and tomorrow the House of Representatives will decide to write an over  $600 billion check to the Pentagon, while sequester cuts to community programs go on every week in our communities. Seventy-five thousand public workers have been laid off so far this year alone.

While our communities lack money for vital services, should growing Pentagon waste really be our nation’s over $600 billion priority? The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (NDAA) is being voted on NOW. It will set policy and authorize funds for over $600 billion in Pentagon and war spending.

The good news is, we still have time to act on Thursday and Friday this week – there are a number of sensible amendments on the table to reduce this unaffordable giveaway.

Call your Congressional Representatives with this toll free number 877-429-0678

• Ask that they support amendments that cut wasteful weapons systems so e can move that money to fund community programs. (There are a number that would do just that out of the 172 that will be voted on.)

• Ask for support for Amendment number 32 – Top line Cut submitted by Congressperson Nolan (MN) that would reduce funds authorized in the NDAA by $60 billion. This is a step in the right direction!

Let’s stop this swindle and invest in people – not Pentagon waste!

Contact your House Representative today with this toll free number 877-429-0678

For a full listing of money-saving amendments that are on the table, please go to the Peace Blog here. http://peaceblog.wordpress.com/

 Together, we can move the money from wasteful Pentagon spending to fund jobs and community services.

 

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