In the midst of hundreds of thousands of deaths we must refocus our spending and our priorities. We can no longer sustain a Pentagon budget that was designed to fight a Cold War that is long over. Unfortunately, the military contractors and their enablers in Congress are pushing for a new Cold War with China and still want the billions of dollars funneled to them for dangerous and unnecessary nuclear weapons programs. This must stop.
But there is hope. Senator Ed Markey and Representative Ro Khanna are looking to the future and finding new ways to reprioritize our budget to reflect the world we live in now. They have introduced bills in both the House and Senate to shift $1 Billion from building new ICBMs to fund research for the development of a universal COVID-19 vaccine and they need our help to make it happen.
Add your signature to tell your Members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 2227 and S.982 to shift funding away from dangerous nuclear weapons to developing the COVID-19 vaccine the global community desperately needs.