A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
Right now, the House wants to spare the Pentagon from sequester cuts -- and their current plan uses even deeper cuts to human needs programs. With this anti-spending environment, Congress needs to hear from you that cuts should be to the Pentagon, not our communities.
Congress should be planning for smart reductions, not rejecting proposals for cost saving options like these showcased in the mark-up of the NDAA. The Pentagon can cut an additional $500 billion to $1 trillion over the next decade without harming U.S. security, a reality Congress needs to face.
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
"The federal budget should allow for adequate spending to meet the actual needs of the nation.... Resources should be refocused from military spending to meeting human needs. We seek to eliminate hunger and poverty at home and abroad through economic policies that enlarge opportunities for all people to have an adequate income."