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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Barbara Wynroth
C M
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Fredi Lessac
Sarah Westwind
Jeanne Davis
Paul Ghenoiu
Ongd Africando
conrad lodziak
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Mark Simpson
Kathleen Cridge
gunnar sievert
Daniel Scheinhaus
Ira Gerard-Di Benedetto
Thomas Perez
Ralph Jones
Bert Giskes
Josephine Lowrey
Kevin Hely
Zeb Noormohamed
Anushka Drescher
Mohammad Jalili
Iris Mackay
Jeff Bradian
William Stern
Susan Monaster
Carl Meyer
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  • Barbara Wynroth
    signed 2019-04-15 16:38:14 -0400
  • C M
    signed 2019-04-15 16:25:01 -0400
  • Zuhair Al-Atwi
    signed 2019-04-15 16:16:09 -0400
  • Fredi Lessac
    signed 2019-04-15 16:15:18 -0400
  • Sarah Westwind
    signed 2019-04-15 16:11:33 -0400
  • Jeanne Davis
    signed 2019-04-15 16:08:04 -0400
    Enough bloated military budgets to run the USA Empire.
  • Paul Ghenoiu
    signed 2019-04-15 16:02:49 -0400
  • Ongd Africando
    signed 2019-04-15 16:00:08 -0400
  • conrad lodziak
    signed 2019-04-15 15:54:52 -0400
  • Patricia Annoni
    signed 2019-04-15 15:54:06 -0400
  • Mark Simpson
    signed 2019-04-15 15:47:22 -0400
  • Kathleen Cridge
    signed 2019-04-15 15:46:23 -0400
  • gunnar sievert
    signed 2019-04-15 15:45:19 -0400
  • Daniel Scheinhaus
    @Chaizelda tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-15 15:34:30 -0400
    I just told Congress to reject Trump’s proposed Pentagon budget. No 5% increase for the Pentagon for more endless wars! Keep our tax dollars at home for health care, food, shelter & money for a #GreenNewDeal. #DivestFromWar. Via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/militaryspending?recruiter_id=718702
  • Daniel Scheinhaus
    signed 2019-04-15 15:34:17 -0400
    Not only has the Pentagon failed this last year’s audit. It has failed each years audit every year for many years. The Pentagon is a bottomless pit. It is a federal Black Hole.
  • Ira Gerard-Di Benedetto
    signed 2019-04-15 15:27:06 -0400
  • Thomas Perez
    signed 2019-04-15 15:24:25 -0400
  • Ralph Jones
    signed 2019-04-15 15:17:03 -0400
  • Bert Giskes
    signed 2019-04-15 15:14:46 -0400
  • Josephine Lowrey
    signed 2019-04-15 14:56:36 -0400
  • Kevin Hely
    signed 2019-04-15 14:49:36 -0400
  • Zeb Noormohamed
    signed 2019-04-15 14:45:35 -0400
  • Anushka Drescher
    signed 2019-04-15 14:43:51 -0400
  • Mohammad Jalili
    signed 2019-04-15 14:39:52 -0400
  • Iris Mackay
    signed 2019-04-15 14:35:54 -0400
  • Jeff Bradian
    signed 2019-04-15 14:34:00 -0400
  • William Stern
    signed 2019-04-15 14:21:57 -0400
  • Susan Monaster
    signed 2019-04-15 14:21:50 -0400
  • Carl Meyer
    signed 2019-04-15 14:18:02 -0400
  • Skip Cross
    signed 2019-04-15 14:16:54 -0400
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