A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
In 2013, 40¢ on every dollar goes to Pentagon Spending. In comparison, only 16¢ is spent on assistance to low-income households, and just 2¢ funds diplomacy, development and preventing war. Consider writing a letter to the editor urging your Senators to bring the Pentagon budget under control.
House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's (WI-1) 2015 budget sticks to next year's spending limits, but would increase Pentagon spending by cutting domestic spending in 2016 and beyond.
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Pentagon Spending Still Too High
Resources for Action
Lobbying in person is the most effective way to influence your members of Congress on Pentagon cuts. Learn how to set up a meeting with your member of Congress while they're home for a congressional recess or with local staff any time of year.
You don't have to be an expert to lobby your members of Congress. Get the information you need to make your lobby visit a success.
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Grassroots advocates for Pentagon cuts have been lobbying across the country. They've encouraged their members of Congress to preserve human needs programs and keep deep cuts to the Pentagon budget.
Take action to keep cuts to the Pentagon budget.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"Militarization has permeated our society, skewing our national budget toward support for the military and its attendant industries and forcing our local economies increasingly to depend on them. Although national security is widely perceived to depend on military strength, more weapons do not provide more security. Military expansion provokes fear, resentment and potential retaliation."