No Increase $$ for Military Spending!

The 2019 Pentagon budget is already $716 billion and now Trump is proposing a nearly five percent increase, bringing the total “national security” (aka military) 2020 budget to a revolting $750 billion, including billions for the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal and Trump’s border wall. Meanwhile, communities in the U.S. struggle to meet basic human needs and maintain infrastructure.

The American public wants a Green New Deal, a Medicare for All health system, and free college education for our nation’s youth. How can we afford these programs? The answer is simple: Chop the Pentagon budget and put the “savings” into these critical programs that would truly make our nation more secure.

Tell Congress to reject Trump's 2020 Pentagon budget.

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The Trump administration is proposing an increase of almost 5 percent for the Pentagon, bringing its budget to a whopping $750 billion. Yet the agency failed an audit of its spending in 2018. Military spending fuels endless wars and stimulates new conflict, including regime change in foreign states. Corporate weapons manufacturers lobby to ensure inflated military spending that does not benefit society but serves to enrich a small number of corporations.

Trump wants to increase Pentagon spending while slashing funds for basic needs. Over forty percent of U.S. residents are either poor or low-income and cannot afford decent health care, food, or housing. We also face a dire environmental crisis that demands a reorientation of our funding priorities.

As your constituent, I want a Green New Deal, a Medicare for All health system, and free college education for our nation’s youth. How can we afford these programs? The answer is simple: Chop the Pentagon budget and put the “savings” into these critical programs that would truly make our nation more secure. I ask you to reject Trump's Pentagon budget. Please bring our tax dollars home to our communities, where it is sorely needed.

Thank you.

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Gabriel Lautaro
Carol Elaine Gay
Robert Esposito
Mb Garrett
John Mann
J. Alessi
Donia Connell
Marlene Richter
james nordlund
Josh Beth
Vida Yasmin
Nancy N Brothers
Sharon Harrington
liz sanderson
Tamara Lorincz
dave racine
Alex Graas
Terumi Terao
Jesse Scarlato
Sara Paulson
fanny prizant
Emanuela Bedendo
Veronica Stein
Mike Zonta
Shokooh Behran
Barbara McClure
Rick Lerche
wadi yaich
David Bezanson, Ph.D.
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  • Gabriel Lautaro
    signed 2019-07-17 20:35:21 -0400
  • Carol Elaine Gay
    signed 2019-06-16 12:20:54 -0400
  • Robert Esposito
    signed 2019-05-28 09:26:05 -0400
  • Mb Garrett
    signed 2019-05-19 18:14:17 -0400
  • John Mann
    signed 2019-05-11 15:23:18 -0400
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2019-05-11 00:43:33 -0400
  • Donia Connell
    signed 2019-05-02 13:45:07 -0400
  • Marlene Richter
    signed 2019-04-30 05:09:30 -0400
  • james nordlund
    signed 2019-04-26 20:16:31 -0400
    Good Earth Month. Great worx, thanx, also, please: If there are no bees, there will be no humans soon after :) Not a conversation perceived by me on evolution, that I didn’t start, in my 59 years; how is it even possible that humanity will evolve in time to prevent it’s impending extinction; racing towards us from our future- seen on the horizon? reality
  • Josh Beth
    signed 2019-04-23 16:32:08 -0400
  • Vida Yasmin
    signed 2019-04-22 22:25:19 -0400
  • Nancy N Brothers
    signed 2019-04-19 21:10:08 -0400
  • Sharon Harrington
    signed 2019-04-19 12:39:37 -0400
  • liz sanderson
    signed 2019-04-18 13:49:12 -0400
  • Tamara Lorincz
    signed 2019-04-17 20:09:50 -0400
  • dave racine
    signed 2019-04-17 18:44:13 -0400
    Please tax the rich.
  • Alex Graas
    signed 2019-04-17 11:57:45 -0400
  • Terumi Terao
    signed 2019-04-17 06:13:30 -0400
  • Jesse Scarlato
    signed 2019-04-16 22:14:25 -0400
  • Sara Paulson
    signed 2019-04-16 19:52:41 -0400
  • fanny prizant
    signed 2019-04-16 17:11:23 -0400
  • Emanuela Bedendo
    signed 2019-04-16 15:24:16 -0400
  • Veronica Stein
    signed 2019-04-16 14:25:34 -0400
  • Mike Zonta
    signed 2019-04-16 14:08:00 -0400
  • Shokooh Behran
    signed 2019-04-16 13:36:42 -0400
  • Barbara McClure
    signed 2019-04-16 13:08:18 -0400
  • Rick Lerche
    signed 2019-04-16 10:45:35 -0400
  • wadi yaich
    signed 2019-04-16 10:38:18 -0400
  • David Bezanson, Ph.D.
    signed 2019-04-16 09:50:49 -0400
  • Sharon Fortunak
    signed 2019-04-16 08:10:11 -0400
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