Last week Donald Trump announced his desire to increase the military budget by adding another $54 billion to the already obscene amount of money spent on violence, weapons and war.
This International Women’s Day, we call for Feminism Not Militarism! Tell leaders in Congress to stop the $54 billion increase in military spending! Invest in women, not war.
Women and other people in more than 30 countries, who have been impacted by decades of war and militarism, will take action today. We will rise because we want to live in a world without weapons and war, without violence and hate, without bans and walls. We call for a world where we are spending our tax dollars and our energies supporting life.
Over half of federal discretionary spending already goes to the military. Trump’s proposed increase will make it over 60 percent! This investment in war, on top of being unnecessary and immoral, it is taking money away from programs that support women’s health and safety, from agencies that protect our environment, from health care, from education.
This International Women’s Day, tell the leaders in Congress to move our tax dollars out of the military, share this on Facebook and Twitter, and join us on the streets in Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, DC, Woodland Hills, and the Bay Area, and online!
We have marched, disrupted, and protested, and we will continue to do so, as we build the strong connections we need to create a better world.
Toward a peaceful, just world!
Ann, Ariel, Jodie, Mariana, Mark, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Paula, Samira, and Tali
P.S. Share our special #IWD2017 flyer and graphic on social media! Also, print, post, and share these posters — because we say #Not1More detention or deportation and #nobannowall. Immigrants and refugees are #heretostay. Learn more about how to support vulnerable communities during these times at our No Ban No Wall resource page.