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