Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

The most expensive weapons system in history just got taken out of service because it keeps bursting into flame. Fact or fiction? The Onion's satire isn't too far from the truth. Find out which weapons system should be grounded for good—and which one is made up.

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Budget Update

Appropriations Season is in Full Swing

Appropriations Season is in Full Swing

The summer months mark appropriations season, when Congress determines the amount of money that is granted to federal programs.

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Pentagon Spending Still Too High

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Ruth Flower leads FCNL's domestic program to cut the Pentagon budget and protect human needs.

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Tila Neguse lobbies on federal budget, tax and poverty issues.

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Katherine Philipson mobilizes grassroots activists to lobby on the Pentagon budget.

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