A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the coming weeks, President Obama is expected to ask for an additional $33 billion to continue fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while Congress will vote on the largest military budget in history. All at a time when millions of Americans are without jobs, without healthcare, and have lost their homes. It seems we can fund warfare not healthcare, books not bombs, troops not teachers, and guns not green energy.
The Brown Bag Campaign to take your lunch to your local Congressional office on the third Wednesday of every month to hold a vigils, rally, demonstration, or meet with your representative to educate our elected officials, the public, and the press about the financial costs of war. Specifically, we call on the President and Congress to support HR 2404, calling for an exit strategy from Afghanistan; HR 3699, prohibiting any increase in the number of U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan, and to establish improved and expanded Medicare for All to residents of the United States. We cannot let them forget that we are watching and waiting for the next election.
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