STATEMENT: It is past time to put brains over brawn.
Washington, DC: WAND proudly endorsed a letter to President Biden, signed by 50 members of Congress and led by Representatives Barbara Lee, Mark Pocan, and Jake Auchincloss, calling to reduce the top line budget of the Department of Defense.
The full letter can be found here, and additional quotes from supporting organizations, including WAND, are here.
Nancy Parrish, Executive Director of Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) released the following statement:
"Representative Lee and her colleagues know that is past time we put brains over brawn. The pattern of U.S. defense spending is completely unsustainable and does not make us safer. Sensible cuts to the Pentagon budget will leave room to recover from the pandemic and get Americans back to work."