Tell the U.S. to cancel the F-35 fighter jet program!
A couple weeks ago I wrote to you to tell you that F-35 fighter jet production was halted pending an investigation into a crash where the pilot was ejected from the aircraft. Now the Dept. of Defense is delaying full-rate production, potentially for another YEAR. This is a win for the people and the planet and bad news for the war profiteers at Lockheed Martin.
I don't want to bore you with all the details, but basically the DoD is delaying production of the F-35 (again) because Lockheed Martin designed a plane so convoluted that they can't even finish building the testing simulator yet.
More problems with the F-35 gives us a crucial opportunity. In the coming months Biden will release his military budget proposal and we want him to exclude the F-35 from his FY2024 plans. The F-35 is a microcosm of the war machine. It's harmful, expensive, bad for the environment, and only benefits a small group of executives at the company that makes them: Lockheed Martin. Oh, and the politicians Lockheed donates to!
Letters from the letter writing party will be hand delivered to Congressional and other relevant offices by CODEPINK, so we will make sure your concerns are being heard. If we can stop the world's most expensive weapons system, we can stop the war machine!
Danaka, Shea, and the whole CODEPINK team.