Congress has opted for caps on social programs while padding the Pentagon’s budget by 3 percent. Let’s be clear: Flatlining social spending for at least two years is a cut to lifelines that millions depend on. This reckless choice is nothing short of a betrayal to our communities and another payout for weapons contractors.
But there is hope on the horizon because the People Over Pentagon Act, introduced by Reps. Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan, would not only maintain, it would strengthen the social programs that are the lifeblood of our society. The bill would repurpose $100 BILLION from weapons and war — budget line items rife with waste and inefficiency — to urgent domestic needs like solar energy, education, healthcare, and veteran support — programs likely to suffer from Congress's forthcoming budget cuts.
Whether you’re new to this fight or have been with us for years, it’s time to pile on the pressure and get LOUD. The reality is, activists like us have held the line against deeper cuts in the debt ceiling negotiations, and that’s why this is the moment to dig in — and demand Congress keep going and cut the Pentagon budget.
Are you with us? Sign now and send a message to your representatives to demand they pass the People Over Pentagon Act and put YOUR needs first!