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Biden: #CutThePentagon and #CancelStudentDebt

Call on President Biden to #CutThePentagon and CANCEL student debt! 

While President Biden deliberates the Pentagon budget for 2023, there’s a persistent myth that we just “can’t afford” to cancel $1.7 trillion of student debt. 

But did you know that the dangerous and disastrous F-35 program will cost $1.7 trillion over its lifetime?

We CAN afford student debt cancellation and education for all. We CAN’T afford to pour more money into the deadly U.S. war machine. 

The debate about canceling student debt is happening at the same time that the Biden Administration deliberates the Pentagon budget for 2023. Call on President Biden to #CutThePentagon and CANCEL student debt! 

 

Dear President Biden,

I’m calling on you to #CutThePentagon and CANCEL all student debt.

As you deliberate the Pentagon budget for 2023, millions of Americans are losing work, can’t afford their bills and are struggling to put food on the table. Student loan defaults are hitting Black, Indigenous and brown borrowers the hardest. With the stroke of a pen, you could cancel $1.7 trillion in student debt and provide financial relief to 45 million people across this country.

Some claim we “can’t afford” to improve the lives of millions of people, however, over the past twenty years, the U.S. spent over $21 trillion on the so-called “War on Terror”. We can’t continue down the path of destructive U.S militarism which has caused untold suffering at home and abroad.

It’s time to #CutThePentagon and invest in education. We can start by cancelling all $1.7 trillion in student debt. But we have to continue by investing in our education system. For $1.7 trillion, we could invest in 361,335 Scholarships for University Students for 4 Years. 

President Biden, you led the way by ending the U.S. War on Afghanistan. Now, we’re calling on you to do what we do desperately need: to #CutThePentagon, cancel student debt, and invest in the lives of working people across the country. 

Respectfully,

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  • Karen Langlotz
    signed 2022-09-25 12:03:09 -0400
    Military industrial complex has even here since we were warned about it. No leader did a goddamn thing! Shame. Now look at the world! The complex must have wars to justify its existence and feed everyone in the chain. ENOUGH. The planet needs action. You can leave it if you don’t support life, you know?
  • Vivian Taube
    signed 2022-09-12 22:50:35 -0400
  • Lauren Tozzi
    signed 2022-08-26 20:34:20 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2022-08-25 18:37:09 -0400
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    signed 2022-08-24 22:10:00 -0400
  • Alex White
    signed 2022-08-24 14:31:43 -0400
  • Carol Johnston
    signed 2022-08-21 10:45:54 -0400
  • Juanita Baker
    signed 2022-08-14 12:24:50 -0400
    Stop setting example of killing…targeting than war is better, but still killing, not right. They will just ramp up killing, fight back and harm us. Find ways to bring peace…offer to feed, install solar, no fossil fuels so they can be independent…in exchange for voting, educating women so their country’s men an be smart and strong; and educate our poor, provide child care and medical care for all.
  • Mark Dempsey
    signed 2022-08-13 12:54:04 -0400
  • Ed Perry
    signed 2022-08-10 13:13:49 -0400
  • Carole Pooler
    signed 2022-08-10 11:59:24 -0400
  • Ronald Tuason
    signed 2022-08-07 16:32:11 -0400
  • Davin Ramlogan
    signed 2022-08-02 14:03:38 -0400
    Cancel ALL Student Debt!
  • William Nelson
    signed 2022-08-02 07:35:55 -0400
  • Sonia Noemi Cross
    signed 2022-07-28 22:17:52 -0400
  • Carole Shelton
    signed 2022-07-28 19:02:49 -0400
  • Polly O'Malley
    signed 2022-07-28 18:40:05 -0400
  • Jennifer Wagner
    signed via 2022-07-27 13:23:26 -0400
    Oh What A Beautiful World It Could Be!
  • Glen Anderson
    signed 2022-07-26 15:16:36 -0400
    Your timidity REPELS VOTERS!!!


    CANCEL ALL student debt NOW — and voters will reward you!!!
  • Lydia Walker-Copeland
    signed 2022-07-22 00:23:39 -0400
  • Dennis Scheck
    signed 2022-07-21 11:57:02 -0400
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