Veterans for Peace - Tell Congress to Cut Military Spending

In the next few weeks, the House will vote on legislation to increase the Pentagon budget to its highest level in U.S. history.

The $740 billion Pentagon budget included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a $23.9 billion dollar increase from the president’s proposed budget, and a $37 billion increase from the year prior.  Can you take action today and let Congress know that veterans want a budget that reflects HUMAN NEEDS and not more overinflated military spending? Contact Congress now!

Today marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The tragedy of that day sparked an era of tragedy for so many here at home and for millions around the globe.

For the past 20 years, U.S. politicians have continually gambled with our lives. They sent U.S. service members to participate in a failed policy of endless war, a policy that resulted in thousands of their deaths and tens of thousands physically wounded and psychologically scarred. Untold numbers of civilians have been killed and wounded with millions displaced in multiple countries as a result.

As veterans who have served in these wars and past wars, we are enraged by leaders that continue to use days such as today to justify a spread of U.S. militarism, while using veterans and soldiers as pawns to cloak their nationalistic aims. These same political figures and corporate power brokers lie to us and enrich themselves, stoking fear under the phrase, “Never Forget”.

There are many things about today and the last 20 years that we can never forget. Almost all of which is rooted in the catastrophic destruction that U.S. militarism has perpetuated in our lives and in lives around the globe.

We demand accountability in real and tangible ways. We must see a shift towards a future that holds the military and our government officials accountable. We must reduce the military budget and reallocate funds towards social programs that prioritize meeting people's needs and support the masses of refugees that seek safety for their families. Most importantly, we need to work to never allow this destruction to occur again.

 

Watch this short 2 minute video: Never Forget!

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