Tell Congress and President: Keep Pentagon Cuts as Priority for Budget Negotiations
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Tell Congress and President: Keep Pentagon Cuts as Priority for Budget Negotiations

    1. Petition by

      The Peace Alliance

As the budget debate plays out around our national debt, one item that can make a tremendous impact has not been getting the attention it deserves -- Pentagon spending.  Not only do we spend more on defense than any other nation in the world, we spend almost as much as the entire world combined.  

Defense related spending accounts for nearly 60% of our federal discretionary spending.  Yet, in short-sided thinking, most of the debate is around cutting social services.

Tell Congress and the President that you do not want devastating cuts to critical prevention and intervention programs. 

We would like to see at least $1 trillion cut over the next decade to free up sorely needed funds for critical social services and especially to see much greater shift towards investments in peacebuilding work that will make a real difference and save our country billions of dollars. 

In the upcoming budget battle, if Congress fails to do its job and sequestration becomes reality, cuts to programs across the board will likely mean devastating cuts to prevention and intervention programs of all kinds -- including violence prevention.  We know already that good prevention & intervention more than pays for itself.

Please sign the petition, write Congress and the President Today!  

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    Reasons for signing

    • Chris Henry PORTLAND, OR
      • 9 months ago

      Because, as Einstein said, "We cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war."

    • Scotty Bruer VENICE, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Peace is all I work on.

    • Mark Klym CHANDLER, AZ
      • 10 months ago

      Violence is short-sighted and creates bitterness, resentment and ultimately defeats our purpose by creating more violence. We are better than that. We don't need more soldiers (and their families) with ptsd. We don't need to create more enemies. I support change through Kingian Nonviolence and the creation of the Beloved Community. I support the proposal in "The Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose" by Tony Zinni,(Ret.), the former Commander of U.S. Central Command.

    • Leslie Gray PORT ST LUCIE, FL
      • 11 months ago

      Peace is the only hope for this planet

    • Brian Wienk SIOUX FALLS, SD
      • 12 months ago

      I'm praying for a Peace Department in the USA. It is time!


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