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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Joshua Angelus
Joshua Angelus
P Carey
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Rita Mabrey
Vanessa Vaile
Jon Sheehan
M Meleon
James Posakony
J. Cypis
Arthur Jarrett
Sher Angelucci
Arleen Kalenich-Pace
gloria garcia
Melissa Meyer Meyer
Ursula Mathern
Nehemiah Hankins
Angela Lindquist
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William Todd
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Joanne Husar
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  • Joshua Angelus
    signed 2019-04-15 14:14:04 -0400
  • Joshua Angelus
    @AngelusJoshua tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-15 14:13:36 -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=788170
  • Joshua Angelus
    signed 2019-04-15 14:13:27 -0400
  • P Carey
    signed 2019-04-15 14:08:42 -0400
  • Lasha Wells
    signed 2019-04-15 14:02:30 -0400
  • Pamylle Greinke
    signed 2019-04-15 14:02:27 -0400
  • Glen Venezio
    signed 2019-04-15 14:00:09 -0400
  • Rita Mabrey
    signed 2019-04-15 13:59:29 -0400
  • Vanessa Vaile
    signed 2019-04-15 13:55:16 -0400
  • Jon Sheehan
    signed 2019-04-15 13:45:06 -0400
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  • M Meleon
    signed 2019-04-15 13:31:14 -0400
  • James Posakony
    signed 2019-04-15 13:29:31 -0400
  • J. Cypis
    signed 2019-04-15 13:25:05 -0400
  • Arthur Jarrett
    signed 2019-04-15 13:24:58 -0400
  • Sher Angelucci
    signed 2019-04-15 13:23:34 -0400
  • Arleen Kalenich-Pace
    signed 2019-04-15 13:19:36 -0400
  • gloria garcia
    signed 2019-04-15 13:13:37 -0400
  • Melissa Meyer Meyer
    signed 2019-04-15 13:10:47 -0400
  • Ursula Mathern
    signed 2019-04-15 13:04:04 -0400
  • Nehemiah Hankins
    signed 2019-04-15 13:03:40 -0400
  • Angela Lindquist
    signed 2019-04-15 12:59:07 -0400
  • Elizabeth Carol Edwards
    signed 2019-04-15 12:58:30 -0400
  • William Todd
    signed 2019-04-15 12:58:01 -0400
  • Dennis Scheck
    signed 2019-04-15 12:57:59 -0400
    Dennis Scheck
  • pedro guevara
    signed 2019-04-15 12:57:15 -0400
    Fascist Imperialist fraud, mass murderer, rump and his war criminal lackeys Must be stopped!!

    Cut blood $ for their crimes against humanity! Every day Resist, Rebel, and Rise Up, against the Evil tyrants rump, and his lackeys !!!
  • Joanne Husar
    signed 2019-04-15 12:54:10 -0400
  • Celia Reyes
    signed 2019-04-15 12:52:05 -0400
  • Susan McCarthy
    signed 2019-04-15 12:51:40 -0400
  • Barry Harris Jr.
    signed 2019-04-15 12:50:49 -0400
  • Christine Ramsay
    signed 2019-04-15 12:50:04 -0400
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