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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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  • Evelyn Sheppard
    signed 2022-04-03 11:15:25 -0400
  • Tilo Winkler
    signed 2022-04-03 10:14:54 -0400
  • Ana Madani
    signed via 2022-04-03 07:51:34 -0400
  • Tony Jugé
    signed 2022-04-01 21:08:30 -0400
  • Cliff Wilkinson
    signed 2022-03-30 12:28:32 -0400
  • Dorothy Lebovitz
    signed 2022-03-26 13:21:49 -0400
    I know this is a worthless attempt, because we all know you have your hands in the pockets of the Weapons Cartels & the propaganda is never ending towards War.
  • Joyce Sampietro-Holscher
    signed 2022-03-26 10:11:55 -0400
    It is time we start working smarter not harder.

    Show the rest of the world that we really believe in the principals expressed in our constitution, support for freedom and democracy but not at the end of a gun barrel. It’s high time to reduce our spending on the military while so many of our countrymen and women are suffering.
  • Marcelo Lopez
    signed 2022-03-26 09:35:54 -0400
  • Uros Perisic
    signed 2022-03-25 09:36:03 -0400
    Stop financing wars for the benefit of a few corporations and support your own populace at home…
  • Dolores Pinoi
    signed 2022-03-23 12:07:24 -0400
  • Elizabeth O'Brien
    signed 2022-03-21 21:07:35 -0400
  • jean boustani
    signed 2022-03-21 08:13:04 -0400
  • Bonita Chambers
    signed via 2022-03-21 01:12:52 -0400
  • Lystra McCoy
    signed 2022-03-17 21:39:23 -0400
  • Trent Wilson
    signed 2022-03-17 13:47:04 -0400
    College For All = Stimulus for the Economy.

    Will help Dems in 22 & 24.
  • Brian Lackey
    signed 2022-03-16 19:45:41 -0400
  • i rodriguez
    signed 2022-03-16 08:47:40 -0400
  • Ina Martinez
    signed 2022-03-15 19:25:30 -0400
  • Sheila Rekdal
    signed 2022-03-15 13:26:53 -0400
    Time to cut the Military and allow those entering college to concentrate on their Core Studies!!! The World needs well educated people!!!
  • Vanessa Garvy
    signed 2022-03-15 11:43:06 -0400
  • S. Perry
    signed 2022-03-15 11:24:49 -0400
  • Marina Campos
    signed 2022-03-14 16:17:24 -0400
  • Lucinda Kimble
    signed 2022-03-11 18:40:41 -0500
    Please cancel college loan debt and make student loans free. Reduce military budget
  • Sharon Shohfi
    signed 2022-03-11 07:38:06 -0500
  • Dan Miller
    signed 2022-03-10 00:09:05 -0500
  • Gail Kaufman
    signed 2022-03-08 10:35:20 -0500
    It’s past time, President Biden to spend our money on policies and programs supported by those that elected you into office. Start making real changes that truly support democracy and help move this great Country forward!
  • Rory Finnegan
    signed 2022-03-07 23:59:40 -0500
  • Bryer Marnin
    signed 2022-03-07 15:14:14 -0500
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    signed 2022-03-06 01:17:23 -0500
  • Michael F. Kolassa
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