A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
In the next days and weeks, Senators will be voting on measures that affect Pentagon spending. Urge your Senators to oppose efforts to keep the Pentagon from paying its fair share by voting against amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that would undo sequestration cuts to the Pentagon.
The budget conference committee is working hard to get a deal to ease the sequester. Instead of increasing all discretionary spending in 2014, Congress should make funding decisions based on what the nation really needs – and more Pentagon spending is definitely not something this country needs.
Senator John McCain (AZ) plans to offer an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would exempt the Pentagon of its share of cuts required under sequestration.
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.
Get ready for your lobby visit.
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."