This week the House takes up the Defense Appropriations bill with votes on amendments coming as early as today or tomorrow. Call your Representative today!
Tell her or him to support all amendments to reduce the Defense Appropriations bill and in particular Barbara Lee’s Amendment to cut all funding for the war in Afghanistan, except for what is needed for a safe and responsible drawdown.
House Republicans are trying to increase spending above levels approved in last year’s budget deal taking the balance out of the already decimated social safety net. What is at stake is funding for programs for the hungry, education and first responders. Please make your call today.
Republicans House leaders continue to act as if every dime sent the Pentagon is needed to keep us safe. It’s time to stop wasting money on war and gold-plated weapons. Help me move the money from the Pentagon to meeting the needs of our people.
Humbly for Peace,
P.S. There is a big gap between what Congressional representatives believe and what the public wants.When people know what is at stake in the federal budget and the histroy of dramatic increases in the Pentagon budget they say cut the Pentagon budget by 18%. There is public support for this common sense idea.