In a moment of national reckoning amidst continuing state violence against Black, brown, and Muslim communities at home and abroad, record job loss, and a re-surging coronavirus pandemic, Congress seems to think it’s time for business as usual.
And they are about to pass a MASSIVE spending bill that would provide the Pentagon with a record-breaking $740.5 BILLION.
It’s clear that too many of our Senators simply don't get it. Luckily, our champions in Congress DO — and we've got to show them we're with them!
Senators Sanders, Markey, and Warren, joined across the Capitol by progressive allies like Representatives Barbara Lee, Mark Pocan, and Pramila Jayapal in the House, are marking this moment with bold vision. Together, they are leading on a call for a 10% cut to the Pentagon budget — $74 BILLION — to create jobs, improve education, and make housing more affordable across the country.
Will you add your name and urge your senators to vote to pass the Sanders-Markey-Warren amendment to the NDAA and redirect 10% of the Pentagon budget to underfunded communities?
Please note that this petition will not be sent to Senators Sanders, Markey, and Warren as they have introduced the amendment. If you live in their states, please watch this space for other opportunities to support this ask and end wasteful Pentagon spending!