Fund Communities, Build Security
Women Legislators for Strategic Budgeting
AFTER THE COVID-19 CRISIS, WE NEED TO REDEFINE NATIONAL SECURITY
For too long, Congress has allocated half of our discretionary tax dollars to the Pentagon. Yet this spending did not prevent the spread of this deadly pandemic, protect our frontline workers from dying, or stop a massive recession. And women, in particular, bear the brunt of the economic downturn compounded by the lack of social safety net. As a nation that prides itself on its global leadership, the past year has been eye-opening and disheartening.
That’s why we are urging Congress to shift our spending priorities away from weapons and war fighting and towards investments in our country’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. It’s time to show the world new leadership that focuses on building the well-being of our people, not the war machine.
Pause funding for nuclear weapon systems upgrades
Decrease topline defense spending by 10%
Terminate wasteful defense contracts that finance redundant construction projects and produce surplus military equipment and weapons
IN THE NEWS
"Redefine Security by Reinvesting in Rhode Island Communities"
by Rhode Island State Senator Meghan Kallman in The Boston Globe
"The Pentagon's Budget is Far Too Large"
by Hawaii State Rep. Amy Perruso in The Honolulu Civil Beat
"Invest more in Ohio not Pentagon contractors"
By Ohio State Rep. Catherine Ingram in The Cincinnati Enquirer