A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
The House Appropriations Committee plans to give the Pentagon more than half the discretionary budget by deeply cutting domestic programs. These cuts would harm our communities every year for the next ten, with lasting consequences for the future of our country.
We have reason to celebrate, as Congress has accepted that Pentagon spending will be cut at least $500 billion in the next decade. But the debate still rages over whether to keep, reduce or entirely eliminate the other $500 billion in cuts. Read on to find out exactly what is going on and how we got here.
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."