Tuesday night, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union
speech of his second term. While it was a mixed bag for progressives on various domestic and foreign policy issues, there was a bit (but not much) on cutting Pentagon spending.
Of course, you already know Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund, at the national and local levels, are helping lead a growing movement to demand not just more peaceful foreign policies, but also Moving the Money from war and weapons to investments in our communities’ needs. Peace Action affiliates and chapters are having terrific success building coalitions, passing referenda and resolutions calling for cutting Pentagon spending, lobbying Congress, and getting our message out in the media.
On this last, crucial task, we need your help. Please use our model to send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper on the issue of Pentagon spending. The time is ripe, as Congress is
currently wrestling with severe budget challenges. Members of Congress, and the public, need to hear our voices, and letters to the editor are one of the best ways for us to be heard. This is a coordinated campaign involving individual supporters like you and our chapter and affiliate leaders, so your efforts and support are part of a rising tide of peace and justice mongers!
Please click here to get started, it will only take a few minutes to use (and feel free to edit and customize) our letter template.
For Peace and Moving the Money!