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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Darrell House
Thomas Bauch
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karen lovequist
Rev. Sandra Mackie
Judy Ryder
Larry Maas
Susan Stout
Eugene Marner
Stan Cargill
Larry Morningstar
Mary Shesgreen
Gillian Manley
Kelley Keisch
Osama Hassanein
Meagan Costea
mehdi miri
Jeff Thompson
carlos valdes
Tim Miller
Stanley Tomkel
Helen Curtis
Robert Hyer II
Tom Cook
Ms. Linda A. Heath
Daid A. Woolsey
Don Timmerman
David Morrow
Gary Smith
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  • Darrell House
    signed 2019-04-15 12:42:18 -0400
  • Thomas Bauch
    signed 2019-04-15 12:42:17 -0400
  • Lucymarie Ruth
    signed 2019-04-15 12:41:01 -0400
  • karen lovequist
    signed 2019-04-15 12:34:25 -0400
  • Rev. Sandra Mackie
    signed 2019-04-15 12:31:05 -0400
    A budget is a moral budget and Congress and the President are failing the moral test. Our system is set up to improve the lives of our people, not feed the military machine and support endless violence and war.
  • Judy Ryder
    signed 2019-04-15 12:30:42 -0400
  • Larry Maas
    signed 2019-04-15 12:28:19 -0400
  • Susan Stout
    signed 2019-04-15 12:28:15 -0400
  • Eugene Marner
    signed 2019-04-15 12:27:26 -0400
  • Stan Cargill
    signed 2019-04-15 12:26:30 -0400
  • Larry Morningstar
    signed 2019-04-15 12:25:21 -0400
  • Mary Shesgreen
    signed 2019-04-15 12:24:35 -0400
    Please shift the spending priorities to human needs, especially to invest in wind and solar power, green jobs of all kinds, a green new deal. Please also pay for a Single Payer, Medicare for All system . No more weapons. No more wars. We need Diplomacy and Peace.
  • Gillian Manley
    signed 2019-04-15 12:22:45 -0400
  • Kelley Keisch
    signed 2019-04-15 12:21:48 -0400
  • Osama Hassanein
    signed 2019-04-15 12:20:54 -0400
  • Meagan Costea
    signed 2019-04-15 12:19:38 -0400
  • mehdi miri
    signed 2019-04-15 12:19:17 -0400
  • Jeff Thompson
    signed 2019-04-15 12:19:00 -0400
  • carlos valdes
    signed 2019-04-15 12:18:38 -0400
  • Tim Miller
    signed 2019-04-15 12:17:22 -0400
  • Stanley Tomkel
    signed 2019-04-15 12:16:19 -0400
    We already have so much surplus weaponry that we guarantee Israel infinite military support to exterminate the indigenous people of Palestine. Clearly the US military budget is glutinously bloated now and any increase would be corrupt waste of taxpayer dollars.
  • Helen Curtis
    signed 2019-04-15 12:15:19 -0400
  • Robert Hyer II
    signed 2019-04-15 12:14:18 -0400
    Stop funding murder!!


    Robert Hyer II

    real print journalist

    Viet Nam War loser
  • Tom Cook
    signed 2019-04-15 12:13:32 -0400
  • Ms. Linda A. Heath
    signed 2019-04-15 12:12:04 -0400
  • Daid A. Woolsey
    signed 2019-04-15 12:11:12 -0400
  • Don Timmerman
    signed 2019-04-15 12:10:51 -0400
  • David Morrow
    signed 2019-04-15 12:10:01 -0400
  • Gary Smith
    signed 2019-04-15 12:09:31 -0400
  • 🇨🇳DumpUSA🇨🇦正义 قروب فلسطيني
    @RyanYu99614917 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-15 12:09:12 -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=772613
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