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Bring Our War Dollars Home to Rebuild America

240
Supporters

Major financial problems, including deep budget cuts in towns and cities across the United States have made it obvious that the allocation of America’s financial resources must be redirected quickly. Continued expenditures for warfare in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan create a financial drain that this congressional district and this nation cannot, and should not, pay for any longer.

As the originating source for federal funding legislation, the House of Representatives holds major responsibility for war funding. Sign our petition below to push the U.S. House of Representatives to stop funding war profiteers and start investing in our future.

We urge our Representatives to vote NO on any further war funding appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan, whether they are voting in the FY2011 budget or in "supplemental" bills, in order to redirect the nation‘s resources toward improving our education system, infrastructure, and health care programs. To bring our country out of the worst crisis in decades, we must redirect our war dollars to fulfill local community, family, and business needs throughout the U.S.

 


Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
Our domestic economy has been ravaged by nearly a decade of wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and escalating military involvement in Pakistan. In recent years, our country has faced its worst economic crisis in decades. We cannot afford to fight these wars when our libraries are closing or reducing their hours, our schools are furloughing students, and our infrastructure is in great need of improvement. Funding for war has created a financial drain that this congressional district and this nation cannot, and should not, pay any longer.

I urge you, as my district's Representative, to vote NO on any further war funding appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan, whether in the FY2011 budget or in "supplemental" bills, in order to redirect this nation‘s resources toward improving our education system, infrastructure, and health care programs.

It’s time to end these unwinnable, unjustifiable wars and bring our war dollars home to tackle the most strategic task for our national security, rebuilding America.

Sincerely,