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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Edward Schmid
Thomas Hand
Jim
Annamay Waldman
Patricia Auer
Paola M.
Javier Velilla
Lisa Golden
Nina Tchervova
Ahmad Gharanfoli
Michael McBride
sheila rouse
nancy sadowsky
Ross Copeland
Dorothy Dufour
Kenneth Martin
Mary Zack
Chris Ferrio
K H
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Amber Kaplan
Kenneth Lederman
Mark Woodcock
A Quiroz
Linda Faste
Tommy Bee
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  • Edward Schmid
    signed 2019-03-24 19:08:06 -0400
  • Thomas Hand
    signed 2019-03-24 17:09:29 -0400
    As a US military veteran with Persian Gulf experience I can clearly see the madness of our unchecked militarism, unaccountable DOD, and deeply criminal CIA as the greatest threats to peace and security on this planet. I have seen it up close.
  • Jim
    @vetsf tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-24 14:16:05 -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=577446
  • Jim
    signed 2019-03-24 14:15:55 -0400
  • Annamay Waldman
    signed 2019-03-24 11:52:26 -0400
  • Patricia Auer
    signed 2019-03-23 15:17:57 -0400
  • Paola M.
    signed 2019-03-23 14:48:09 -0400
  • Javier Velilla
    @jvelilla1960 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-23 13:18:42 -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=807438
  • Javier Velilla
    signed 2019-03-23 13:18:38 -0400
  • Lisa Golden
    signed 2019-03-23 13:09:40 -0400
  • Nina Tchervova
    signed 2019-03-23 12:01:37 -0400
  • Ahmad Gharanfoli
    signed 2019-03-23 10:35:30 -0400
  • Michael McBride
    signed 2019-03-23 09:27:52 -0400
  • sheila rouse
    signed 2019-03-23 08:29:28 -0400
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  • nancy sadowsky
    signed 2019-03-23 06:51:14 -0400
  • Ross Copeland
    signed 2019-03-23 01:31:55 -0400
  • Dorothy Dufour
    signed 2019-03-22 22:57:02 -0400
  • Kenneth Martin
    signed 2019-03-22 19:57:21 -0400
  • Mary Zack
    signed 2019-03-22 18:42:33 -0400
  • Chris Ferrio
    signed 2019-03-22 16:58:39 -0400
  • K H
    signed 2019-03-22 15:41:06 -0400
  • Roberta Roban
    signed 2019-03-22 14:21:17 -0400
  • Amber Kaplan
    signed 2019-03-22 12:39:21 -0400
  • Kenneth Lederman
    signed 2019-03-22 12:16:12 -0400
  • Mark Woodcock
    signed 2019-03-22 07:12:42 -0400
  • A Quiroz
    signed 2019-03-22 06:34:31 -0400
  • Linda Faste
    signed 2019-03-22 01:46:38 -0400
  • Tommy Bee
    signed 2019-03-21 23:27:59 -0400
    The ignorance and apathy of the population has allowed the psychopaths who run the USA to turn it into the worst terrorist nation on the planet causing the greatest number of deaths in human history
  • Danny Dyche
    signed 2019-03-21 20:49:21 -0400
    War is nothing but state-sponsored terrorism. The 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact forbids it without exception. All militaries are atrocities.
  • Eleanor Fry
    signed 2019-03-21 19:55:23 -0400
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