Invest in people, not the Pentagon—that’s the message Wage Peace and our allies are sending to Washington and to communities throughout the country. As Congress and President Obama are locked in cycles of brinkmanship over the federal budget, we have an opportunity for a national conversation about our priorities.
Stop the F-35
The F-35 weapons system is a "poster-child" of Pentagon waste, and its total cost of $1.5 trillion is equivalent to the total cost of the sequester. Stop the F-35 now.
Cutting Pentagon spending: Tell your community
Put this message in front of your community. Check out our action kit for a roadmap on how to do this, including ideas for creative actions to bring attention to the issues.
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When people see the proportional breakdown of spending from the federal budget, they’ll rethink common misconceptions about how much of their tax dollars go to people programs compared to the Pentagon. To order a banner to display on your building or at demonstrations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The $200 fee covers production and shipping costs.
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