Action Alert: Call Congress and Demand Cuts to Pentagon Pork!
In the next few days the House of Representatives will vote on Pentagon funding. Some of our friends in Congress will offer amendments to cut overflowing Pentagon coffers.
While our communities lack money for vital services, should shoveling more of our tax dollars to the wasteful, reckless Pentagon really be our nation’s priority?”
Make a free call to your Representative NOW at 877-429-0678 and say:
“Please vote for amendments that cut the Pentagon budget without affecting troop benefits and bring all our troops home from Afghanistan before 2014.”
Your Representative is deciding now on how to fund the Pentagon. They need to hear from you that we need more funding for our communities, not for Pentagon waste. Your Representative will need to decide on how to vote on likely amendments that:
*Bring our troops home from Afghanistan before the President’s deadline of 2014;
*Axe unneeded and wasteful weapons such as the F-35 Jet, V-22 Osprey plane and Abrams tank;
*Cut nuclear weapons and troops abroad.
You can reach your Representative in their Washington, DC office by calling toll-free 877-429-0678 between 9-6 PM Eastern. Or you can find their local number here: http://www.contactingthecongress.org
We will know more about which amendments will make it to the floor on Wednesday and we will post updates on our blog to keep you informed as it happens.
There are only a few times a year that Congress votes on the important Peace Action issues you care about. Please call now and forward this email to your friends, family and colleagues.
Humbly for Peace,
P.S. – Stop out-of-control Pentagon spending by calling your Rep. now, toll-free, 877-429-0678 and forward this important email to as many people as possible!
*Thanks to our friends at Friends Committee on National Legislation for the toll-free number.