Pentagon Spending: Ask the Candidates

Pentagon Spending: Ask the Candidates

As the last U.S. troops leave Afghanistan at the end of 2014, our country’s military spending should also come down to pre-war levels. Yet our country’s excessive military spending both starves other vital programs and contributes to the militarization of our foreign and domestic policy. Ask your candidates for their perspective.

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New Census Poverty Data: Steps Out of Poverty

New Census Poverty Data: Steps Out of Poverty

On Tuesday September 16, the US Census Bureau released its annual Income and Poverty report revealing that in 2013, 14.5 percent of US citizens lived in poverty, a half percentage point decrease from the 15 percent of those living in poverty in 2012.

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Pentagon Spending Still Too High

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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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