One of the best ways to reduce the deficit is to put people back to work. It’s time to invest in our people, and our communities. Let’s create stable jobs at living wages, rehabilitate our nation’s infrastructure and invest in programs that serve the needs of people and communities, and develop a sustainable economy that protects the planet.
That’s why I’m asking you to sign the Jobs not Wars Petition.
The extreme right has used the fiscal crisis over the last four years to force deep cuts in discretionary spending on programs that make up the social safety net. Now, they have their sights set on Social Security and Medicare.
I need your help to make a clear statement to those in Congress, and the administration, to Move the Money from wars and weapons to fund jobs and human services.
Peace Action’s Move the Money Campaign has been all about building common cause with unions, environmental advocates and anti-poverty and civil rights activists.
When I told you about our petition campaign last month there were just over 80 groups gathering signatures. There are now 135 endorsing organizations working to remind Congress and the Obama administration we need to fundamentally change federal budget priorities from wars and ever more deadly weapons to jobs and meeting the needs of our communities.
So please sign the Jobs not Wars Petition. Once you have, please forward this email. Ask your friends and family to join you in signing the Jobs Not Wars Petition. Post this link http://bit.ly/jobs-not-wars-PA on your Facebook page and tweet it to your social network. There is strength in numbers.
In November, we voted to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and end the wars in order to reinvest in our communities.
The pressure we are building is having a real impact on the debate on federal spending priorities. With decisions on the debt ceiling and sequestration and votes ahead on both the 2013 and 2014 budgets, it’s critical we keep pressing.
Humbly for Peace,