Now is the time to pressure Congress for shifting our resources from the military to human needs. We compelled their attention on Syrian missiles; they listened; and they know we were right. The case for talking with, rather than bombing, Iran grows stronger by the day. Drone strikes have been scaled back. And, yet, the White House is pushing for another decade in Afghanistan, and Congress is not resisting because we aren’t forcing Congress to act. The lesson of the Syrian Missile Crisis is that we have power when we speak up en masse. Congress members are home now, just as they were when the missiles were being primed. Now is the time to tell them in person. Now is the time to go to the root of the madness of militarism: the budget. If we can make them cut the military budget, and then point out that the sky hasn’t fallen, bigger and bigger cuts may become possible. It’s our best hope, and momentum is in our favor.
Senator Patty Murray is the lead negotiator for the Senate on the December 13 budget resolution. Call her office to tell her that we need deep cuts in military spending – much deeper than required under sequestration. Phone: (202) 224-2621 Toll Free: (866) 481-9186
The next steps, outlined below are to Educate and Mobilize your Community and Pressure Congress
Details on the next steps:
- A Conversation w/ Dr Jill Stein & Cheri Honkala on Obamacare & the Green Shadow Cabinet (hiphopandpolitics.com)
- greenshadowcabinet.us/statements (xsectruthsevievee.net)